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Denmark’s Nicolas Dalby earns 2nd UFC win, decisions Brazil’s Alex Oliveira at ‘UFC Fight Night 160’

Nicolas “Lokomotivo” Dalby, 34, of Copenhagen, Denmark was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 160.” It was the Danish mixed martial artist’s second victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The UFC held “UFC Fight Night 160,” also known as “UFC on ESPN+ 18,” at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark. The fight card featured 13 MMA bouts.

In the eighth bout of the evening, Dalby fought Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira, 31, Tres Rios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the welterweight division. Rebin Saber served as the referee.

After three five-minute rounds, the welterweight contest was left in the hands of the three judges, who all scored it 29-28. In the end, Saber raised the hand of Dalby, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “UFC Fight Night 160” improved the professional MMA record of Muradov to 18 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Oliveira now has 19 wins and 8 losses.

“Honestly, it will take a while for this win to sink in,” Dalby said after his “UFC Fight Night 160” win. “I’m so relieved and excited.”

“I was able to perform tonight because of my fiancé and daughter,” the Copenhagen native continued. “They give me so much support and love. I honestly couldn’t have done it without them.”

 

Including Brazil and Denmark, 16 countries were represented at “UFC Fight Night 160.” The others were Afghanistan, Austria, Czech Republic, England, Georgia, Iceland, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Sweden, the Untied States, Uzbekistan and Wales.

Oliveira was one of the two representatives of Brazil. Including Dalby, Denmark had two representatives, as well.

“UFC Fight Night 160” marked Dalby’s fifth UFC bout. When he made his promotional debut at “UFC Fight Night 67” on May 30, 2015, he won via split decision against Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos.

Dalby’s second UFC bout, which was at “UFC Fight Night 76” on October 24, 2015, ended in a majority draw. His opponent was Darren “The Gorilla” Till, 26, of Liverpool, Merseyside, England.

Both via unanimous decision, Dalby lost to Zak Cummings, 35, of Springfield, Missouri, USA at “UFC Fight Night 86” on April 10, 2016 and to Peter Sobotta, 32, of Balingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany at “UFC Fight Night 93” on September 3, 2016. After the two consecutive losses in the UFC, Dalby had four Cage Warriors Fighting Championship bouts.

After Dalby’s victory at “UFC Fight Night 160,” he was visited by Till. Watch the encounter here:

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