Alex Oliveira, a 22-fight, seven-year veteran of the UFC, has parted ways with the promotion following the completion of his contractual obligations back in March – with the organization electing against pursuing a new deal with the Brazilian.
Alex Oliveira, a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – suffered his fourth consecutive defeat back in March at UFC 272, dropping an early second round knockout loss to Kevin Holland in the latter’s debut in the division.
The loss came off the back of three other defeats to the trio of Niko Price, Randy Brown, as well as streaking Kazakhstan-born contender, Shavkat Rakhmonov.
Alex Oliveira enjoyed a seven-year tenure under the banner of the UFC
22-12-1(2) as a professional, Alex Oliveira had established a 11-10(1) record under the banner of UFC – making his promotional bow on home soil back in March 2015 against one-time welterweight title challenger, recent UFC 273 feature, Gilbert Burns in a lightweight armbar loss.
In his most recent win, Oliveira defeated Peter Sobotta over the course of three rounds on ‘Fight Island’ in July 2020, which followed a prior success over recent UFC Columbus main card feature, Max Griffin.
News of Oliveira’s departure from the UFC was first noted by algorithm-based account, UFCRosterWatch on Twitter – before MMA Junkie reporter, Mike Bohn corroborated the report, confirming the Brazilian’s parting of ways.
The owner of 12 knockout wins and a further five submission successes, the 34-year-old Oliveira, also competed professionally in kickboxing during his combat sports career.
Amongst his list of notable UFC victories, Oliveira defeated former EliteXC lightweight champion, K.J. Noons, former interim UFC welterweight champion, Carlos Condit, as well as contenders, Tim Means, Ryan LaFlare, Will Brooks, and Carlo Pedersoli Jr.
Oliveira’s departure from the organization comes hot on the heels of another rather high-profile parting of ways, with the UFC recently ending their alliance with veteran heavyweight contender, Ben Rothwell – who was recently booked to fight former three-time light heavyweight title challenger, Alexander Gustafsson in May.