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Alex Oliveira happy to have full camp for first time, will make Hallmann 'suffer'

In his fourth UFC appearance, Alex Oliveira finally got to have a full training camp before his fight against Piotr Hallman and he intends to put the hurt on his opponent.

Alex Oliveira
Alex Oliveira
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When Alex Oliveira steps in the Octagon next Saturday, it will be the fourth time he will do so this year. But for the first time since his UFC debut, he had a full training camp to prepare for his opponent, Piotr Hallmann.

As he told Portal do Vale Tudo, it's a relief to finally be completely ready for a fight and he intends to show Hallmann what he can do when he has more than just a few weeks to train.

"This camp had a hard start, because I got injured right at the beginning, but fortunately it didn't compromise my preparation. I had time to prepare, which is something I missed in my last fights when I was always a short notice replacement. Now I can fight relaxed, with no rush and I can execute the game plan thoroughly. He will suffer."

Despite not having enough time to train in his last three outings, "Cowboy" managed to beat Joe Merritt by decision and submit K.J. Noons in the first round, losing only to Gilbert Burns in the third round in a fight he was winning up until Burns locked a tight armbar.

Oliveira's performances earned him a spot in the main card of UFC Fight Night 77, which happens next Saturday, November 7, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event will be headlined by the rubber match between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson.

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