UFC Fight Night 83 has taken more hits than a bong at a Saturday night high school Dungeons & Dragons session.
But seriously, John Lineker is out with Dengue Fever (WTF?). Brandon Thatch was on some medication the athletic commission wouldn’t allow, so his bout got pushed to another card. Lauren Murphy’s dance partner bowed out with an injury and Ms. Murphy is still waiting for a new one. “Smilin'” Sam Alvey broke his jaw smiling too hard, so now Daniel Sarafian will take on Oluwale Bamgbose. And last but not least, Tim Means got booted from the main event for drugs, and now Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will face Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira in the main event.
Obviously, the Brazilian Cowboy will be punching way above his level when he takes on the American Cowboy, but at least Oliveira is no slouch. In fact, we may see him threaten Cerrone with strikes or the occasional sub.
Or maybe not. Judge for yourself based on this old Oliveira fight the UFC has released.