It has been reported by MMAJunkie.com that the injury suffered by Charles Oliveira during his fight with Max Holloway at UFC Saskatoon was a tear of his Esophagus. Soon after a take down, Oliveira fell to the canvas holding his neck. Herb Dean called a stop to the contest and Oliveira was taken to the hospital in a neck brace and on a stretcher. At that point it was unclear the nature of his injury but UFC officials say he had full use of his extremities.
A UFC PR official and Dr. Jeff Davidson, a UFC medical consultant told MMAJunkie.com that Oliveira suffered a micro-tear of his esophagus in the fight. Oliveira told MMAFighting.com that he had suffered a neck injury before entering the fight on Sunday. He is expected to stay in Canada for a few days to undergo tests.