Alex Oliveira needed some stitches after his UFC 231 bout with Gunnar Nelson.

“Cowboy” had a fantastic beginning against “Gunni” in Toronto, Canada, on Saturday night, but Nelson was in a position to return the second round, take him down and put on the mount, where he landed on a vicious elbow that opened a deep cut in his forehead.

Nelson exploited on the Brazilian scoring his first win.

Oliveira returned to the losing column after a fantastic run earlier this season, using stoppage successes over Carlo Pedersoli and Carlos Condit, but not a good profound cut left him stop grinning.

Oliveira, andre Tadeu ’s head trainer at ATS in Tres Rios, delivered MMA Fighting a photo of the Brazilian welterweight. According Tadeu, the cut & ldquo; Cowboy & rsquo; s & rdquo; eyebrow necessitated an overall total of 29 stitches to.

Alex Oliveira smiles while doctors stitch him up after his damn decrease to Gunnar Nelson. Photo courtesy of Andre Tadeu