Alex Oliveira to have nose surgery following UFC 218 war with Yancy Medeiros

Alex Oliveira will have to go under the knife.

Cowboy" suffered the first TKO loss of his MMA career on Dec. 2, losing a UFC 218 “Fight of the Night” to Yancy Medeiros in Detroit. He was informed by his doctor that the nose injury he suffered in the fight requires surgery.

Oliveira will undergo surgery Thursday in Tres Rios, Brazil, MMA Fighting has learned.

The defeat snapped Oliveira’s five-fight unbeaten streak, which included stoppage victories over Ryan LaFlare, Tim Means and...

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