After 22 fights, Alex Oliveira parted ways with UFC


Alex Oliveira was the most recent fighter to leave the UFC roster. His contract expired recently, and the promoted decided not to sign him to another deal.

Following an initial report by MMA Junkie .,

UFC officials confirmed that the UFC had received this information from MMA Fighting.

Oliveira, a 22-fight-octagon veteran has been an integral part of the UFC ever since 2015 his debut with the promotion. Following a loss in his first fight against Gilbert Burns, Oliveira went on an impressive run with a 7-1 record with one no contest across his next eight appearances.

Oliveira won over Tim Means and K.J. Oliveira also defeated K.J. and former Bellator champion Will Brooks. Oliveira lost eight of his fights after that. He bounced back and forth between wins, losses, but still managed to win some significant victories.

Unfortunately, Oliveira fell on harder times in recent years after dropping his past four fights in a row including losses to Shavkat Rakhmonov, Randy Brown and Niko Price.

The final fight on Oliveira’s contract came in a TKO loss to Kevin Holland at UFC 272 back in March, which dropped his record to just 2-7 over his past nine fights.

Following that loss, Oliveira’s contract came to a close and the UFC opted not to bring him back on a new deal, although the promotion could re-sign him at any time in the future.