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"Do Bronx"

Charles Oliveira

Lightweight Division

33-8-0 (W-L-D)

11

Fight Win Streak

9

Wins by Knockout

21

Wins by Submission

Charles Oliveira

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Learn more about Charles Oliveira's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
State of São Paulo, Brazil
Trains at
Bronx's Gold Team
Fighting style
Jiu-Jitsu
Age
32
Height
70.00
Weight
155.50
Octagon Debut
Aug. 01, 2010
Reach
74.00
Leg reach
41.00

Fighter Facts

  • 13 fights back at lightweight (12-1) after eleven fights at featherweight (7-4)
     
  • Has won 19 of his last 25 bouts and 11 in a row
     
  • Nine wins by KO, 21 by submission (4 anaconda, triangle, calf slicer, 9 RNC, armbar, triangle armbar, 4 guillotine).
     
  • 16 of last 21 wins have been by submission.
     
  • Most submissions in UFC history (16)
     
  • Most finishes in UFC history (19)
     
  • Pro since 2008
     
  • Trains with UFC / PRIDE vet Jorge “Macaco” Patino
     
  • Nickname came from when he would walk into the gym and people would say, here’s the “kid from Do Bronx”, which in Portuguese means, “the ghetto”.

UFC History
UFC 274
(5/7/22) Oliveira submitted Justin Gaethje via rear naked choke at 3:22 of the first round. Oliveira missed weight for the bout and was forced to relinquish the belt. With Gaethje’s loss, the belt became vacant
UFC 269 (12/11/21) Oliveira submitted Dustin Poirier via rear naked choke at 1:02 of the third round to retain his UFC lightweight title
UFC 262 (5/15/21) Oliveira defeated Michael Chandler via TKO (strikes) at :19 of the second round to claim the vacant UFC lightweight title
UFC 256 (12/12/20) Oliveira won a three round unanimous decision over Tony Ferguson
UFC Fight Night (3/14/20) Oliveira submitted Kevin Lee via guillotine choke at :28 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (11/16/19) Oliveira knocked out Jared Gordon at 1:26 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (5/18/19) Oliveira stopped Nik Lentz via strikes at 2:21 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (2/2/19) Oliveira submitted David Teymur via anaconda choke at :55 of the second round
UFC on FOX (12/15/18) Oliveira submitted Jim Miller via rear naked choke at 1:15 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (9/22/18) Oliveira submitted Christos Giagos via rear naked choke at 3:22 of the second round
UFC 225 (6/9/18) Oliveira submitted Clay Guida via guillotine choke at 2:18 of the first round
UFC 218 (12/2/17) Oliveira was stopped by Paul Felder via strikes at 4:06 of the second round
UFC 210 (4/8/17) Oliveira submitted Will Brooks via rear naked choke at 2:30 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/5/16) Oliveira was submitted by Ricardo Lamas via guillotine choke at 2:13 of the second round
UFC on FOX (8/27/16) Oliveira was submitted by Anthony Pettis via guillotine choke at 1:49 of the third round
UFC on FOX (12/19/15) Oliveira submitted Myles Jury via guillotine choke at 3:05 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (8/23/15) Oliveira lost via TKO (injury) to Max Holloway at 1:39 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (5/30/15) Oliveira submitted Nik Lentz via guillotine choke at 1:10 of the third round
TUF 20 Finale (12/12/14) Oliveira won a three round unanimous decision over Jeremy Stephens
UFC Fight Night (6/28/14) Oliveira submitted Hatsu Hioki via anaconda choke at 4:28 of round two
UFC Fight Night (2/15/14) Oliveira submitted Andy Ogle via triangle choke at 2:40 of the third round
UFC 162 (7/6/13) Oliveira lost a three round unanimous decision to Frankie Edgar
UFC 152 (9/22/12) Oliveira was knocked out by Cub Swanson at 2:40 of the first round
TUF 15 Finale (6/1/12) Oliveira submitted Jonathan Brookins via anaconda choke at 2:42 of the second round
UFC on FOX (1/28/12) Oliveira submitted Eric Wisely via calf slicer at 1:43 of the first round.
UFC Live (8/14/11) Oliveira was stopped by Donald Cerrone via strikes at 3:01 of the first round
UFC Live (6/26/11) Oliveira fought to a no contest with Nik Lentz at 1:48 of the second round (Oliveira landed an illegal knee)
UFC 124 (12/11/10) Oliveira was submitted by Jim Miller via kneebar at 1:59 of the first round.
UFC Fight Night (9/15/10) Oliveira submitted Efrain Escudero at 2:25 of the third round.
UFC Live (8/1/10) Oliveira submitted Darren Elkins via armbar at :41 of the first round.

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting?  Nine years old
What ranks and titles have you held? Black belt in BJJ
Do you have any heroes? Macaco
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a dream come true
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I just got out of high school; I want to go to college in the future.
What was your job before you started fighting? I just got out of high school.
Favorite grappling technique: The mount
Favorite Striking technique:  left hook