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Video: Demian Maia submits Alex Oliveira in return to grappling

Demian Maia finished his opponents in 50 percent of his MMA victories using his jiu-jitsu skills, and was dominant in his return to the mats Saturday night in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Facing fellow UFC veteran Alex Oliveira in a 10-minute match at BJJ Stars 8, Maia used the same technique...
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Demian Maia Submits Alex Oliveira At BJJ Stars 8

Longtime veteran Demian Maia has been competing in the UFC for more than a decade with his first bout coming in 2007. Maia has become well-known for his submission talents as the BJJ expert took on other athletes in the promotion. Another fighter from the same country as Maia, who also participates in the UFC is Alex Oliveira.
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The UFC parts ways with three more fighters including Alex Oliveira

On the heels of UFC 273 which occurred this past weekend, the UFC has parted ways with three more fighters, including Alex Oliveira. On Twitter, in a series of tweets it was announced by @UFCRosterWatch that the UFC has parted ways with three fighters as listed below:. It should also...
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Alex Oliveira parts ways with the UFC after 22 fights with the promotion

Alex Oliveira is the latest fighter to exit the UFC roster after his contract ended recently and the promoted opted not to re-sign him to a new deal. UFC officials confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Monday following an initial report from MMA Junkie. As a 22-fight octagon veteran,...
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Demian Maia set to grapple UFC welterweight Alex Oliveira in Brazil

Demian Maia is back, but not for an MMA fight. BJJ Stars announced on Tuesday that the two-time UFC title challenger will make his return to the mats in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on April 30. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans told MMA Fighting that the opponent is going to be UFC welterweight Alex Oliveira.

UFC 272 Results: Kevin Holland TKO’s Alex Oliveira (Video)

A welterweight bout between Kevin Holland and Alex Oliveira takes place on the main card of tonight’s UFC 272 event. Holland (22-7 MMA) will be making his welterweight debut this evening, this after dropping his last two fights at middleweight. ‘Trailblazer’ was coming off back-to-back decision losses to Marvin Vettori and Derek Brunson.

UFC 272 results: Kevin Holland starches Alex Oliveira, begins Welterweight era with sweet TKO finish

Things weren’t going all that great for Kevin Holland at Middleweight despite a ridiculous record-setting pandemic run in 2020 that featured five wins in a calendar year, so “Trailblazer” dropped to Welterweight tonight (Sat., March 5, 2022) to try and lasso Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira at UFC 272, which is taking place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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UFC 272 live blog: Kevin Holland vs. Alex Oliveira

This is the UFC 272 live blog for Kevin Holland vs. Alex Oliveira, a main card welterweight contest for UFC 272 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Over the past two years, Holland has become one of the more popular fighters in the UFC, bursting into prominence after a sensational 2020 campaign that saw him win five fights in one calendar year. Since then though, Holland has had a rough run, losing two fights in a row before a No Contest in his last bout against Kyle Daukaus. Now Holland looks to replicate his 2020 success in a new division, dropping down to welterweight with plans on an eventual title run.
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UFC 272 results: Kevin Holland stops Alex Oliveira in welterweight return

LAS VEGAS – Kevin Holland’s extra cut down to 170 pounds wasn’t in vain. The fan favorite fighter was successful in his UFC welterweight debut, picking up a stoppage in over veteran Alex Oliveira at Saturday’s UFC 272. Holland (22-7 MMA, 9-4 UFC) defeated Oliveira (22-12-1 MMA, 11-10 UFC) via TKO at the 0:38 mark of Round 2.

Kevin Holland vs. Alex Oliveira UFC 272 Preview

Texas’, Kevin Holland, is set for his UFC welterweight debut this weekend after going 8-4, along with one no contest, as a UFC middleweight. The 29-year-old is hungry to get back in the win column after dropping two of his last three. Prior to 2021, Holland was one of the most, if not the most, intriguing talents in the UFC after going 5-0 in 2020, winning four of those bouts by way of finish. Holland is known for his finishing ability scoring 17 of his 21 wins in that fashion. His in cage trash talk and entertaining antics have earned him the nickname “Big Mouth” courtesy of UFC President, Dana White. In Holland’s last bout, an accidental headbutt ended his scrap in a no contest at UFC Vegas 38. After an attempt to reschedule the bout with Kyle Daukaus fell through, Kevin Holland announced his move down to welterweight. As a professional martial artist, the Texan has scored wins over top 15 welterweight, Geoff Neal, MMA legend, Jacare Souza, knockout artist, Joaquin Buckley, and submission specialist, Anthony Hernandez. Holland has also shared the cage with the likes of Thiago Santos, Marvin Vettori, Derek Brunson, Brendan Allen and Rafael Lovato Jr. Kevin Holland is a sizable favorite in this bout at around -350 and it seems the line is trending upwards. His striking has the potential to cause real problems for a fellow finisher in Oliveira however, it will be interesting to see if or when he initiates grappling exchanges.