Reports: UFC Welterweight Alex Oliveira Sought by Police for Alleged Assault of Ex-Wife

By Tristen Critchfield May 26, 2019


Alex Oliveira is wanted for allegedly attacking his ex-wife and taking their infant son on his motorcycle, according to reports from multiple Brazilian outlets.

G1 was first to report the news regarding the UFC welterweight, and it was also confirmed by UOL and ESPN Brasil.

According to the reports, the incident occurred at the home of Oliveira’s parents, where the fighter allegedly was intoxicated and wanted to take his 5-month-old son on a motorcycle ride. Oliveira then allegedly punched his ex-wife and pulled her hair and broke windows and a door before leaving with the infant on the vehicle.

“According to his former partner, he appeared to be drunk and wanted to take the child and leave with the motorcycle,” precinct chief Andre Lourenco told UOL (translation via MMAjunkie.com). “They started an argument, and he would have attacked her with punches to the head and slaps. His parents intervened, put her in the house, but he, very agitated, would have broken the room’s door and attacked her again.

“She took the key off his motorcycle, but he recovered it, took the child and drove away. The police was called in, located the child in a nearby property with his sister, and he wasn’t there. He hasn’t been located until now.”

Lourenco also told UOL that Oliveira was involved in an altercation with a security guard at a party earlier in the evening. The Brazilian “Cowboy” also showed signs of being drunk during that incident, according to Lourenco.

Meanwhile, Oliveira’s team issued a statement to MMAjunkie.com denying that the fighter is being sought by police for the alleged assault.

“The story being circulated in the media about the incident involving UFC athlete Alex Oliveira does not reflect the reality of the facts,” the statement read. “The news that there is an arrest warrant issued for him is false. He will, along with with his lawyer, meet with the precinct chief in charge to give his side of what happened in a timely manner.”

Oliveira, 31, is currently on a two-fight skid in the Octagon. He last appeared at UFC Fort Lauderdale, where he dropped a unanimous decision to Mike Perry in a bout that earned “Fight of the Night” honors. Oliveira owns a 9-5 record with one no contest during his tenure with the Las Vegas-based promotion.

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