Charles Oliveira

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Charles Oliveira
Born (1989-10-17) October 17, 1989 (age 25)
Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil
Other names do Bronx
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 143 lb (65 kg; 10.2 st)[1]
Division Featherweight (2012–present)
Lightweight (2008–2011)
Welterweight (2008)
Reach 73 in (185 cm)
Fighting out of Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil
Houston, Texas, United States
Team Bronx's Gold Team USA
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ericson Cardoso and Jorge Patino "Macaco"[2]
Years active 2008–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 24
Wins 19
By knockout 6
By submission 11
By decision 2
Losses 4
By knockout 2
By submission 1
By decision 1
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Charles Oliveira (born October 17, 1989) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Featherweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2008, Oliveira mainly fought in small Brazilian promotions until his move to the UFC in 2010. As of january 22, 2015 , he is ranked #9 in official UFC Featherweight ranking.


Oliveira was born in São Paulo, Brazil and began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the age of 12, winning his first major title as a white belt in 2003.[3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Oliveira began his amateur and then professional MMA career in 2007 in his home country of Brazil, compiling a record of 12–0, with six knockouts and five submission wins. On three separate occasions, Oliveira has compiled multiple wins in the same night.[4]

In March 2008, Oliveira made his professional debut at the Predador FC 9 - Welterweight Grand Prix event. In the first round Oliveira defeated Jackson Pontes via submission (rear naked choke) which advanced him to the second stage of the tournament held the same night. Oliveira's second stage fight was against Viscardi Andrade. In the second round of the fight, Oliveira won via TKO (punches) and advanced to the final round of the tournament. Oliveira won the tournament by defeating Diego Braga via TKO (punches) in the first round of the fight.[5]

After defeating Medhi Bagda in December 2008, Oliveira entered into another tournament, where he defeated Daniel Fernandes and Eliene Silva via TKO and KO respectively.[4]

Oliveira then defeated three opponents in the next few months, each by submission (one of which being Alexandre Bezerra[6]) and later had a split decision victory over Eduardo Pachu.[4]

Oliveira once again competed twice in one night, in February 2010, defeating Rosenildo Rocha via submission (rear naked choke) in the first round and Diego Bataglia via KO (slam).[4]

Oliveira is managed by Wade Hampel of Big Fight Management.[7]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In January 2010, Oliveira was named as the third best Brazilian prospect to watch in 2010, according to Sherdog.[8]

Oliveira then signed for the UFC and made his debut against Darren Elkins. This fight was originally scheduled for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz Finale,[9] but was rescheduled for UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko due to visa issues.[10] Oliveira defeated Elkins via submission (armbar) after 41 seconds of the first round. Oliveira was taken down early by Elkins, but quickly attempted a triangle choke, before transitioning to an armbar, forcing the tapout. The submission earned him the Submission of the Night award.

Oliveira next fought against Efrain Escudero at UFC Fight Night 22 replacing an injured Matt Wiman.[11] The bout, which served as co-main event would become a catchweight bout after Escudero weighed in at 159 lb. Oliveira went on to defeat Escudero in the third round via rear naked choke.[12] Oliveira was awarded the Submission of the Night award for his second successive UFC appearance.[13]

Oliveira faced Jim Miller on December 11, 2010 at UFC 124.[14] Oliveira was quickly submitted via kneebar in the first round; this marked the first loss of his career.

Oliveira faced Nik Lentz on June 26, 2011 at UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry. The fight ended in the second round after Oliveira hit Lentz with an illegal knee which went unnoticed by the referee and submitted the dazed Lentz via rear naked choke. However, after reviewing the incident, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission overturned the result and declared it a no contest.[15] The back and forth action earned both fighters Fight of the Night honors.

Oliveira was expected to face Joe Lauzon on November 19, 2011 at UFC 138.[16] However, Oliveira instead faced Donald Cerrone on August 14, 2011 at UFC on Versus 5, replacing an injured Paul Taylor.[17] He lost the fight via TKO (punches) at 3:01 of the 1st round.[18] His trainer has recently stated that after going 0-2-1 NC in his last 3 fights he plans on dropping down to the Featherweight Division.[19]

Oliveira was briefly linked to a bout with Robert Peralta on January 20, 2012 at UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller,[20] but instead faced promotional newcomer Eric Wisely in a featherweight fight on January 28, 2012 at UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis.[21] Oliveira won the fight via calf slicer submission in the first round.

Oliveira faced Jonathan Brookins on June 1, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale.[22] Oliveira used his speed to outstrike Brookins and won the fight via second round anaconda choke.

Oliveira faced Cub Swanson on September 22, 2012 at UFC 152.[23] Early in the first round, Swanson hit Oliveira with body shots, which visibly appeared to hurt Oliveira. Swanson followed it up with an overhand right sending Oliveira to the canvas resulting in a KO victory for Swanson.[24]

Oliveira faced Frankie Edgar on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162, he lost via unanimous decision. Both fighters earned Fight of the Night honors for their performance.[25]

Oliveira was expected to face Estevan Payan on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166.[26] However, Payan was forced out of the bout citing a broken foot and was replaced by Jeremy Larsen.[27] Subsequently on October 5, Oliveira pulled out of the Larsen bout citing a strained thigh muscle.[28]

Oliveira faced Andy Ogle on February 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 36.[29] He won the fight via triangle choke submission in the third round. The win also earned him one of the first UFC Performance of the Night bonus awards.[30]

Oliveira faced Hatsu Hioki on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 43.[31] He won the fight via submission and became the first man to finish Hioki.

Oliveira was expected to face Nik Lentz in a rematch on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50.[32] At the event weigh in, Oliveira came in over the 146 pound featherweight limit at 150 pounds. Subsequently, he was initially forced to surrender 20 percent of his purse to opponent Nik Lentz and the bout was changed to a catchweight affair.[33] In turn, Oliveira was pulled from the event entirely on the day of the event after he fell ill from the effects of the weight cutting process..[34]

Oliveira faced Jeremy Stephens on December 12, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale.[35] He won the fight by unanimous decision.

Championships and achievements[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 19–4 (1) Jeremy Stephens Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale December 12, 2014 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (146.5 lbs) bout; Oliveira missed weight.
Win 18–4 (1) Hatsu Hioki Submission (modified anaconda choke) UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt June 28, 2014 2 4:28 Auckland, New Zealand Performance of the Night.
Win 17–4 (1) Andy Ogle Submission (triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi February 15, 2014 3 2:40 Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil Performance of the Night.
Loss 16–4 (1) Frankie Edgar Decision (unanimous) UFC 162 July 6, 2013 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 16–3 (1) Cub Swanson KO (punch) UFC 152 September 22, 2012 1 2:40 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Catchweight (146.4 lbs) bout; Oliveira missed weight.
Win 16–2 (1) Jonathan Brookins Submission (modified anaconda choke) The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale June 1, 2012 2 2:42 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 15–2 (1) Eric Wisely Submission (reverse calf slicer) UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis January 28, 2012 1 1:43 Chicago, Illinois, United States Featherweight debut. Submission of the Night.
Loss 14–2 (1) Donald Cerrone TKO (punches) UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle August 14, 2011 1 3:01 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
NC 14–1 (1) Nik Lentz NC (illegal knee) UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry June 26, 2011 2 1:48 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States Fight of the Night; Original win by submission, result overturned.
Loss 14–1 Jim Miller Submission (kneebar) UFC 124 December 11, 2010 1 1:59 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 14–0 Efrain Escudero Submission (standing rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares September 15, 2010 3 2:25 Austin, Texas, United States Catchweight (159 lbs) bout; Escudero missed weight. Submission of the Night.
Win 13–0 Darren Elkins Submission (armbar) UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko August 1, 2010 1 0:41 San Diego, California, United States Submission of the Night.
Win 12–0 Diego Bataglia KO (slam) Warriors Challenge 5 February 14, 2010 1 N/A Santa Catarina, Brazil
Win 11–0 Rosenildo Rocha Submission (rear-naked choke) Warriors Challenge 5 February 14, 2010 1 1:21 Santa Catarina, Brazil
Win 10–0 Eduardo Pachu Decision (split) Eagle Fighting Championship September 26, 2009 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 9–0 Alexandre Bezerra Submission (anaconda choke) First Class Fight 3 September 18, 2009 2 1:11 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 8–0 Dom Stanco Submission (rear-naked choke) Ring of Combat 24 April 17, 2009 1 3:33 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 7–0 Carlos Soares Submission (triangle armbar) JF12: Warriors March 21, 2009 1 2:48 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 6–0 Elieni Silva TKO (knee and punches) Korea Fight 1 December 29, 2008 2 N/A São Paulo, Brazil
Win 5–0 Daniel Fernandes KO (punches) Korea Fight 1 December 29, 2008 N/A N/A São Paulo, Brazil
Win 4–0 Mehdi Baghdad TKO (punches) Kawai Arena 1 December 13, 2008 1 N/A São Paulo, Brazil Lightweight debut
Win 3–0 Diego Braga TKO (punches) Predador FC 9: Welterweight Grand Prix March 15, 2008 1 2:30 São Paulo, Brazil Welterweight GP final.
Win 2–0 Viscardi Andrade TKO (punches) Predador FC 9: Welterweight Grand Prix March 15, 2008 2 2:47 São Paulo, Brazil Welterweight GP semi-final bout.
Win 1–0 Jackson Pontes Submission (rear-naked choke) Predador FC 9: Welterweight Grand Prix March 15, 2008 1 2:11 São Paulo, Brazil Welterweight GP quarter-final bout.

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ T.P. Grant (February 2, 2012). "Charles "do Bronx" Oliveira awarded black belt. Gracie Mag sent out a tweet that yesterday that...". 
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  5. ^ "Filho home, back in the gym soon". March 29, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Weekend Rundown: Valimaki captures TFC gold". September 21, 2009. 
  7. ^ John Morgan (October 28, 2011). "Charles Oliveira making transition to UFC's featherweight division". 
  8. ^ "10 Brazilians to watch in 2010". January 25, 2010. 
  9. ^ "UFC newcomer Charles Oliveira meets Darren Elkins at TUF 11 Finale". Retrieved May 1, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Gunderson vs. Holst official for TUF 11 Finale. Elkins vs. Oliveira to UFC on Versus 2". June 5, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Escudero vs. Oliveira official for UFC Fight Night 22, main card now set". August 31, 2010. 
  12. ^ "UFC Fight Night 22 live weigh-in results". September 14, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Despite fast changing life, UFCs Charles Oliveira promises to remain the same". September 16, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Miller vs. Oliveira added to UFC 124". October 6, 2010. 
  15. ^ "PSAC: UFC on Versus 4's Oliveira vs. Lentz overturned, declared a no-contest". June 29, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Charles Oliveira, Joe Lauzon likely to meet at UFC 138". 2011-07-06. 
  17. ^ "Charles Oliveira replaces Paul Taylor, meets Donald Cerrone at UFC on Versus 5". 2011-07-07. 
  18. ^ "UFC on Versus 5 Play-by-Play: Donald Cerrone vs. Charles Oliveira". 2011-08-14. 
  19. ^ "Charles Oliveira making transition to UFC's featherweight division". 2011-10-28. 
  20. ^ "Breaking News: Charles Oliveira's next opponent named". The Cage Door. November 16, 2011. 
  21. ^ Staff (December 4, 2011). "Featherweights Charles Oliveira vs. Eric Wisely targeted for UFC on FOX 2". Retrieved December 4, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Jonathan Brookins vs Charles Oliveira booked for June 1 in Las Vegas". April 7, 2012. 
  23. ^ "UFC 152 adds Swanson vs. Oliveira to Toronto show". August 2, 2012. 
  24. ^ "UFC 152 results: Charles Oliveira vs. Cub Swanson". 
  25. ^ Franklin McNeil (March 28, 2013). "Edgar to fight Oliveira at UFC 162". Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
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  29. ^ Staff (November 27, 2013). "Andy Ogle meets Charles Oliveira at UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil". Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  30. ^ Staff (2014-02-16). "UFC Fight Night 36 bonuses: Silva, Oliveira earn first 'performance' bonuses". Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
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  35. ^ MMAFighting Newswire (September 30, 2014). "Jeremy Stephens to clash with Charles Oliveira at TUF 20 Finale". Retrieved September 30, 2014. 

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