No Contract Extension For UFC Veteran Welterweight Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira
Alex Oliveira’s time in the octagon is over as the veteran Brazilian sees himself going out after completing the final fight on his contract.
Oliveira, 34, made his UFC debut back in March 2015 when he lost via submission to fellow Brazilian, Gilbert Burns. ‘Cowboy’ fought 22 times in the promotion, racking up a record of 11-10 with one no contest.
Speaking to the MMA Junkie, Oliveira’s manager Alex Davis verified the news and gave his thought on the verdict.
“It’s an unfortunate perspective of the sport that a fighter like Alex Oliveira, who winning or losing always lets it all hang out, ends up not being renewed after a string of losses,” Davis said.
Lately, Oliveira didn’t have the best of time as he succumbed to four consecutive losses coming at the hands of Kevin Holland, Niko Price, Randy Brown and Shavkat Rakhmonov.
But the Brazilian did manage to pull off some spectacular wins during his time in the UFC.
His fight with Yancy Medeiros at UFC 218 in December 2017, was the first-ever fight in the promotion’s history that included two knockdowns for each fighter.
Besides it, Oliveira’s resume includes wins over former interim UFC champ Carlos Condit, former Bellator champ Will Brooks, Tim Means, Max Griffin and others under the UFC banner.
Oliveira isn’t done fighting yet as his manager revealed that the ‘Cowboy’ that he is looking for a new fighting home to showcase his skills.
“At 34 and healthy, he is sure to rebuild and put on many more great fights for everyone!” Davis said.