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Maria Oliveira Released by UFC After Unanimous Decision Loss at UFC 289

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Maria Oliveira‘s run in the UFC has come to an end following her unanimous decision loss to Diana Belbita at UFC 289 in Vancouver, Canada. According to sources familiar with the situation, Oliveira’s UFC contract was completed, and the promotion opted not to offer her a new deal. The news of her removal from the UFC roster was first reported by the algorithm-based Twitter account UFC Roster Watch.

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During her time in the UFC, Oliveira had one win in four appearances. She secured a split decision victory over Gloria de Paula in 2022 but suffered consecutive decision losses to Vanessa Demopoulos and Diana Belbita. Oliveira, who had previously competed in RIZIN and Dana White‘s Contender Series, expressed on the Trocação Franca podcast that she viewed the Belbita fight as a favorable matchup for her and had no regrets about entering a reality TV show in Brazil, which resulted in a shorter camp for UFC 289.

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