Edson Barboza could be one of the most exciting young fighters in the lightweight division. He has been training up in New Jersey with former champion Frankie Edgar for a few camps now and if he can improve on his already very good takedown defense he will for sure be a force at 155 lbs. Thanks to Cage Wall for the pic.
Edson Barboza KOs Lucas Martins GIF
Crazy heel kick knockout
UFC officials announced today that John Makdessi has been forced out of a planned bout against Edson Barboza at UFC 162 because of an undisclosed injury. Rafaello Oliveira has been brought in as Makdessi’s replacement for the bout. UFC 162 takes place July 6 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The [...]
Canadian standout John Makdessi has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 162 match-up with Edson Barboza. Stepping in to take on Barboza is fellow Brazilian Rafaello Oliveira.
UFC officials have yet to confirm the injury, but MMASucka.com has confirmed with sources close to the fight.
Oliveira (15-5) is coming off a much needed victory over Yoislandy Izquierdo at UFC 148 in Las...
Two more fights have been added to the already stacked UFC on FOX 5 card in Seattle, Washington. A lightweight fight between TUF Live winner Michael Chiesa and Rafaello Oliveira, as well as a featherweight tilt between Eddie Yagin and Dennis Siver will both be on the FOX card.
UFC officials announced the new match-ups on Thursday.
Chiesa (8-0) was an underdog on TUF Live last season...
Three more bouts have landed on the UFC on FOX 5 card in Seattle. UFC officials announced match-ups of featherweights Dennis Siver and Eddie Yagin, lightweights Michael Chiesa and Rafaello Oliveira, and bantamweights Scott Jorgensen and John Albert.
Siver and Yagin were scheduled to meet at the cancelled UFC 151. It was the final bout to be rescheduled to a new event. Siver (20-8...
July 5, LAS VEGAS – Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN), http://www.ryu.com/, is pleased to announce that top UFC Fighters Glieson Tibau and Rafaello Oliveira will be representing RYU
at UFC 148 Silva vs. Sonnen II on July 7th and one of the biggest UFC Fight Cards of the year. Taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena at 10:00 p.m. EST with television...
Last week we announced that Rafaello Oliveira had been forced out of his bout with Reza Madadi set for the UFC’s debut on FX due to an injury. At the time of our initial announcement, no replacement opponent had yet been booked by the UFC. That however has changed as of today and Fabricio Camoes [...]
Rafaello Oliveira Forced Out Of "UFC On FX 1" With Injury
Despite originally receiving clearance to compete at UFC on FX 1, it appears Rafaello Oliveira has withdrawn from his bout with Reza Madadi due to a nagging hand injury.
It would appear as if hot lightweight prospect Reza Madadi has made the big show and in doing so will face off with five-time UFC veteran, Rafaello Oliveira in the UFC’s debut on FX. The UFC has yet to officially confirm the signing our bout, but sources close to the situation are saying it’s a [...]