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Charles Oliveira released from hospital, preliminary tests negative for 'major' injuries

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Charles Oliveira has been released from the hospital two days after his disastrous setback at UFC Fight Night 74.

The UFC announced the news Tuesday night, adding in a statement that preliminary test results for the featherweight's chest, neck, and throat have come back free of "major" injuries, and that Oliveira plans to have a follow-up appointment with doctors after returning home on Wednesday.

Oliveira (20-5, 1 NC) saw his three-fight win streak snapped after suffering what appeared to be a bad injury just 99 seconds into his UFC Fight Night 74 main event bout against Max Holloway.

The 25-year-old Oliveira revealed to that he entered the contest with a previous neck injury he suffered in training. The injury appeared to aggravate itself early in the bout's opening round during an innocuous sequence that saw Oliveira fall with his left side against the cage. Oliveira returned to his feet, only to fall back down clutching his neck and shoulder area after trying to lift his arm.

"I injured my neck in training, but did physical therapy and thought everything was fine," Oliveira told after the fight. "But when I fell against the cage everything went numb. I couldn't feel my body."

The UFC's complete statement on Oliveira can be read below.

"UFC featherweight Charles Oliveira has been released from medical care in Saskatoon today and will be traveling home tomorrow. Preliminary test results for major chest, neck or throat injuries were negative and Oliveira will have a follow up appointment with his local physician upon returning home. Oliveira is in good spirits and appreciates the support he's received from his fans during this time."