When Alex Oliveira jumped into a short-notice fight against then-undefeated up-and-comer Gilbert Burns, “underdog” was a polite way of defining his status. The Brazilian “Cowboy,” however, proved to be a tough opponent, getting the better of “Durinho” for most of their UFC Fight Night 62 scrap until being finally submitted late in the third round. Calls of beginner’s luck were quickly shut down, with Oliveira subsequently compiling three consecutive wins and one “Performance of the Night” bonus before losing in yet another last-minute affair with Donald Cerrone

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Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira has lightweight title plans, but won’t turn down more welterweight brawls – MMA Junkie

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