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Charles Oliveira

Charles Oliveira is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner and professional mixed martial fighter. Charles Oliveira is also a former Lightweight Champion of the UFC. He currently competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Early life

Charles Oliveira da Silva best known as Charles Oliveira was born on 17th October 1989, in his birthplace, Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil. As of now, this UFC fighter’s age is 34 years old and holds Brazilian nationality. Moreover, he belongs to the Brazilian-white ethnicity and has a zodiac sign of Libra.

In addition, he believes in Christianity by religion. He is the son of Ozana Oliveira (mother) and his father’s name is unknown. Moreover, he has a sibling whose name is Hermison Oliveira.

Talking about Charles’s academic career, there is no information regarding it.

Professional career

From a young age, Charles Oliveira started training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Roger Coelho. At the age of 12, he won his first major title as a white belt in 2003. Ericson Cardoso and Jorge “Macaco” Patino rewarded him with his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt in 2010. Later, in 2007, he began his amateur and subsequently professional MMA career in his native Brazil, establishing a 12-0 record with six knockouts and five submissions. In March 2008, he made his professional debut at the Predator FC 9 Welterweight Grand Prix event. Likewise, he defeated Jackson Pontes via submission to proceed to the tournament’s second round.

His second stage battle was against Viscardi Andrade, whom he defeated by TKO to qualify for the tournament’s final round. He also won the tournament after defeating Diego Braga in the opening round by TKO. In addition, he entered another event and won by KO and TKO over Daniel Fernandes and Eliene Silva, respectively. He competed twice in one night in February 2010, defeating Rosenildo Rocha via submission in the first round and Diego Battaglia via KO in the second.

UFC career

In 2010, he earned the designation as the third-best Brazilian prospect to watch and subsequently signed with the UFC. His debut match against Darren Elkins resulted in a victory within 41 seconds of the first round. However, on December 11, 2010, at UFC 124, he faced Jim Miller and experienced his first career loss by immediate submission via kneebar in the first round.

Continuing his career, he took on Nik Lentz at UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry on June 26, 2011. The fight concluded in the second round after Charles landed an unnoticed illegal knee on Lentz, who, in a stunned state, was then submitted via rear-naked choke.

Originally slated to fight Joe Lauzon at UFC 138 on November 19, 2011, he instead faced Donald Cerrone at UFC on Versus 5 on August 14, 2011, filling in for the injured Paul Taylor. Unfortunately, he suffered a TKO defeat at 3:01 of the first round. Later, on January 20, 2012, he was initially linked to a bout with Robert Peralta at UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller but ultimately faced promotional newcomer Eric Wisely in a featherweight bout at UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis on January 28, 2012. In the opening round, he secured victory through a reverse calf slicer submission.

2013- 2019 UFC career

On July 6, 2013, at UFC 162, he faced Frankie Edgar and lost by unanimous decision, but on February 15, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 36, he defeated Andy Ogle. On June 28, 2014, this fighter fought Hatsu Hioki at UFC Fight Night 43. He submitted Hatsu to win the fight and became the first man to finish Hatsu. On December 12, 2014, at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale, he faced Jeremy Stephens and won a unanimous decision. At UFC Fight Night 67 on May 30, 2015, he finally faced Nik Lentz in a rematch, which he won via guillotine choke submission in the third round.

On August 23, 2015, he defeated Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 74, but on December 19, 2015, he defeated Myles Jury at UFC on Fox 17.  He fought Anthony Pettis at UFC on Fox 21 on the 27th of August 2016, and Ricardo Lamas at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale on the 5th of November 2016. Ricardo won the fight in the second round by submission. In 2018, he joined Chute Boxe Diego Lima in Sao Paulo after defeating Will Brooks in a lightweight match at UFC 210 on April 8, 2017.

On September 22, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 137, he faced returning veteran Christos Giagos and won by second-round submission. In a rematch against Jim Miller on December 15, 2018, at UFC on Fox 31, he won via rear-naked choke submission early in the first round. Moreover, a trilogy battle with Nik Lentz was held at UFC Fight Night 152 on May 18th, 2019, as the first fight of his new five-fight contract. In the second round, Charles secured a TKO victory.

2020 to present

He faced Kevin Lee in the main event of UFC Fight Night 170 on March 14, 2020, and won by submission with a guillotine choke in the third round. He is also set to fight Beneil Dariush on October 4, 2020, at UFC on ESPN: Holm vs. Aldana. Charles, on the other hand, withdrew from the fight in early September for unclear reasons. He also won a unanimous decision over Tony Ferguson in the co-main event of UFC 256 on December 12, 2020.

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Caption: Charles Oliveira fighting with Michael Chandler (Source: BBC)

Following that, Charles Oliveira fought former three-time Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler for the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 262 on May 15, 2021, following the retirement of former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. He set a new record for most finishes in UFC history with the knockout victory.

He won his first title defense against Dustin Poirier at UFC 269 on December 11th, 2021, by submitting Poirier with a standing rear-naked choke in the first minute of the third round. On May 7, Charles defended his title against Justin Gaethje, another former UFC Interim Lightweight champion, at UFC 274. He won the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the first round and was declared the number-one contender for the UFC Lightweight Championship.

Charles Oliveira – Net Worth 2024

In 2o21, Charles Oliveira won the World MMA Awards for Comeback of the Year vs. Michael Chandler at UFC 262. Moreover, Charles named the Submission of the Year vs. Hatsu Hioki in 2014. In 2021, he was named the Fighter of the Year.

As of now, his net worth is estimated at $2.5 million, and earns around $4,177,300 annually as of 2022.

Charles Oliveira – Relationship Status

In 2014, Charles Oliveira married Talita Roberta Pereira. The couple was blessed with a daughter whose name is Tayla Oliveira. The family is living together and is happy. There is no sign of their separation and this UFC fighter is not a part of controversy or rumors.

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Caption: Charles Oliveira with his wife Talita Roberta Pereira (Source: Firstsportz)

Charles Oliveira – Body Measurements

Charles Oliveira is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 70 kg. Moreover, this fighter has short dark brown hair with dark brown eyes color. However, there is no other information about his body measurements, hip size, waist size, dress size, shoe size, and so on unavailable at the moment.

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Caption: Charles Oliveira posing for a photo (Source: DailyNationToday)

 Social Media

On his Instagram account ‘@charlesdobronxs’, there are more than 4.4 million followers. Likewise, there are more than 293.5k followers on Twitter and more than 214k followers on Facebook.