Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight “Cowboy,” Alex Oliveira, is expected to meet with law enforcement officials on Monday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to answer for allegations that he assaulted his ex-wife while intoxicated in Tres Rios.
That’s according to a report from MMA Junkie.
Oliveira, 31, is facing charges under the Maria da Penha law, reserved for victims of domestic violence, which include bodily injury and exposing the life and health of others to danger. If the Brazilian fails to appear, police are expected to issue a warrant for his arrest.
“The story being circulated on the incident involving UFC athlete Alex Oliveira does not reflect the reality of the facts,” his manager, Alex Davis, wrote on Twitter. “It is false that there is an arrest warrant issued for him. He will go with his lawyer to meet with the xerife in charge and clarify.”
Oliveira (19-7-1, 2 NC) was last seen on the losing end of a unanimous decision to Mike Perry at last month’s UFC Ft. Lauderdale event in Florida, his second straight loss after getting turned inside out by Gunnar Nelson last December.
Expect more details on this ongoing story as they become available.