Randy Brown No Longer Fighting at UFC Vegas 20; Alex Oliveira Seeking New Opponent

As first reported by MMA Junkie, Randy Brown (12-4, 6-4 UFC) has pulled out of his upcoming scheduled bout against Alex Oliveira (22-9-1, 11-7 UFC). The reason for Brown withdrawing is not known at this time, though it will undoubtedly be revealed in the coming days.

Alex Oliveira Left Searching for New Opponent After Randy Brown Withdraws

Alex Oliveira
TRES RIOS, BRAZIL – NOVEMBER 13: Brazilian MMA athlete Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira poses for a photo in his house on November 13, 2020 in Tres Rios, Brazil. Oliveira is 32 years old and was a rodeo pawn and bricklayer before he started training in martial arts, today he competes in the Welterweight UFC division. “Cowboy” has 19 fights in the UFC, with eleven wins, seven losses and one with no result. Alex spends his free time on his farm, where he raises cattle and keeps horses. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

In the meantime, the UFC is left scrambling to find a suitable replacement opponent for Oliveira on just six days’ notice. The fight against Brown was scheduled to be at welterweight, though on such short notice, the replacement fight might be rebooked at catchweight.

Oliveira last appeared in the octagon against Shavkat Rakhmonov in October 2020, losing by a guillotine choke with 20 seconds left to go in the first round. Oliveira has been itching to go back out there and get back into the win column. Will the UFC be able to find a replacement in time?

The UFC Vegas 20 card is currently slated to have 13 fights, so if a replacement for Randy Brown is not found, the card will be forced to go forward with 12 fights.

Full UFC Vegas 20 Card

Main Card

  • Heavyweight: Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Ciryl Gane
  • Light Heavyweight: Nikita Krylov vs Magomed Ankalaev
  • Flyweight: Montana Del Rosa vs Mayra Bueno Silva
  • Bantamweight: Pedro Munhoz vs Jimmie Rivera
  • Strawweight: Angela Hill vs Ashley Yoder
  • Featherweight: Alex Caceres vs Kevin Croom

Preliminary Card

  • Lightweight: Alexander Hernandez vs Thiago Moises
  • Welterweight: Alex Oliveira vs TBA
  • Flyweight: Alexis Davis vs Sabina Mazo
  • Light Heavyweight: Alonzo Menifield vs William Knight
  • Bantamweight: Raoni Barcelos vs Marcelo Rojo
  • Bantamweight: Ronnie Lawrence vs Vince Cachero
  • Light Heavyweight: Dustin Jacoby vs Maxim Grishin

Who do you think Alex Oliveira should face with Randy Brown now out? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


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Jeff Swartz is a combat sports writer and editor for Overtimeheroics.net. With a focus on the UFC, Jeff also covers other major combat sports promotions like Bellator, ONE, World Lethwei Championship, Sparta Sports & Entertainment, and much more!

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