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Thursday, Feb 04, 2016

Report: UFC Looking at Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira as Replacement For Tim Means

Oliveira (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

With Tim Means no longer available for UFC Fight Night 83, due to a potential anti-doping violation, the promotion is hoping to book “Cowboy” vs. “Cowboy”.

According to a report from Combate, and a follow up report from MMA Fighting.com, the UFC is targeting Alex Oliveira as Means’ replacement. According to to the latter report the UFC is still working on a visa for the Brazilian fighter.

Oliveira (13-3-1) is coming off a KO win over Piotr Hallmann in November and has won three in a row.

Cerrone (28-7) was taken out by lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos in December, which snapped his eight fight winning streak.

UFC FN 83 will be hosted by Pittsburgh on February 21st.

posted by FCF Staff @ 2:45 pm
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