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Charles Oliveira

Charles "do Bronx" Oliveira

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  • Name: Charles Oliveira
  • MMA Record: 21-5-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: do Bronx
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 26 | Date of Birth: 1989.10.17
  • Last Fight: December 19, 2015 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 150.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Gold Team Texas
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $642,600 USD
  • Born: Guaruja, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Houston, Texas
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Charles Oliveira MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Us Anthony Pettis
21-5-0 18-5-0

Ca UFC on FOX 21: Maia vs. Condit
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2016.08.27
Win | Submission | Choke
3:05 Round 1 of 3

Us Myles Jury
20-5-0 15-1-0

Us UFC on FOX 17: Dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 2
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.12.19
Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $66,600 ($29,600 Base, $37K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 150.5 lbs (68.3 kgs) | Referee: John Hosegood
Loss | KO/TKO
1:39 Round 1 of 5

Us Max Holloway
20-4-0 13-3-0

Ca UFC Fight Night 74: Holloway vs. Oliveira
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.08.23
Odds: +200 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission | Choke
1:10 Round 3 of 3, 11:10 Total

Us Nik Lentz
19-4-0 25-6-2

Br UFC Fight Night 67: Condit vs. Alves
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.05.30
Odds: -260 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $100,000 ($50K Fight/Night, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 144.0 lbs (65.3 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
#14 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
#16 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
UFC Fight Night 67 Fight of the Night
UFC Fight Night 67 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jeremy Stephens
18-4-0 23-10-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.12.12
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $54,000 ($27K Base, $27K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 146.5 lbs (66.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Nik Lentz UFC UFN 50 2014.09.05
Reason: Oliveira Illness
Win | Submission
4:32 Round 2 of 3, 9:32 Total

Jp Hatsu Hioki
17-4-0 27-7-2

Nz UFC Fight Night 43: Te Huna vs. Marquardt
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.06.28
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: John Sharp
#5 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
#31 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
UFC Fight Night 43 Performance of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
2:40 Round 3 of 3, 12:40 Total

Gb Andy Ogle
16-4-0 9-3-0

Br UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.02.15
Odds: -640 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 143.0 lbs (64.9 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#17 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
UFC Fight Night 36 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Jeremy Larsen UFC 166 2013.10.19
Reason: Oliveira Thigh Injury
Cancelled Bout Estevan Payan UFC 166 2013.10.19
Reason: Payan Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Frankie Edgar
16-3-0 15-4-1

Us UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.07.06
Odds: +450 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $71,000 ($21K Base, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 144.0 lbs (65.3 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
#36 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
UFC 162 Fight of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:40 Round 1 of 3

Us Cub Swanson
16-2-0 17-5-0

Ca UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort
Main Card | Catchweight | 146 lbs

2012.09.22
Odds: -250 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 146.4 lbs (66.4 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
#42 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
UFC 152 Knockout of the Night
Win | Submission
2:42 Round 2 of 3, 7:42 Total

Us Jonathan Brookins
15-2-0 13-4-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.06.01
Odds: -205 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $32,000 ($16K Base, $16K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 144.0 lbs (65.3 kgs) | Referee: Kim Winslow
#32 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
Win | Submission
1:43 Round 1 of 3

Us Eric Wisely
14-2-0 19-6-0

Us UFC on FOX 2: Evans vs. Davis
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.01.28
Odds: -550 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $65,000 Sub/Night | Weigh-In: 144.0 lbs (65.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#4 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
#32 Greatest Submission of All Time
UFC on FOX 2 Submission of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:01 Round 1 of 3

Us Donald Cerrone
14-1-0 15-3-0

Us UFC on Versus 5: Hardy vs. Lytle
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.08.14
Odds: -120 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
UFC on Versus 5 Knockout of the Night
No Contest | Foul
1:48 Round 2 of 3, 6:48 Total

Us Nik Lentz
14-1-0 21-3-2

Us UFC on Versus 4: Barry vs. Kongo
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.06.26
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 153.8 lbs (69.8 kgs) | Referee: Chip Snider
UFC on Versus 4 Fight of the Night
Loss | Submission | Leglock
1:59 Round 1 of 3

Us Jim Miller
14-0-0 18-2-0

Ca UFC 124: St. Pierre vs. Koscheck 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.12.11
Odds: -155 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 153.5 lbs (69.6 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#6 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
UFC 124 Submission of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
2:25 Round 3 of 3, 12:25 Total

Mx Efrain Escudero
13-0-0 13-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 22: Marquardt vs. Palhares
Co-Main Event | Catchweight | 159 lbs

2010.09.15
Odds: +130 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 Sub/Night | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hatley
#41 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
#8 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
UFC Fight Night 22 Submission of the Night
Win | Submission | Armlock
0:41 Round 1 of 3

Us Darren Elkins
12-0-0 11-1-0

Us UFC on Versus 2: Jones vs. Matyushenko
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.08.01
Odds: -260 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $52,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus, $40K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#28 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
UFC on Versus 2 Submission of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Rosenildo Rocha

Br Santa Catarina Regional

2010.02.14
Win | KO/TKO | Slam

Br Diego Bataglia

Br Santa Catarina Regional

2010.02.14
Win | Decision | Split

Br Eduardo Pachu

Br Sao Paulo Regional

2009.09.26
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Alexandre Bezerra

Br Sao Paulo Regional

2009.09.18
Win | Submission | Choke
3:33 Round 1 of 3

Us Dom Stanco
7-0-0 6-2-0

Us Ring of Combat 24
Main Card | Vacant Title | Catchweight | 159 lbs

2009.04.17
Weigh-In: 158.5 lbs (71.9 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Carlos Soares

Br Jungle Fight

2009.03.21
Win | KO/TKO

Br Daniel Fernandes

Br Sao Paulo Regional

2008.12.29
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Br Elieni Silva

Br Sao Paulo Regional

2008.12.29
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Fr Mehdi Baghdad

Br Sao Paulo Regional

2008.12.13
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Jackson Pontes

Br Predador FC

2008.03.15
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Viscardi Andrade

Br Predador FC

2008.03.15
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Diego Braga

Br Predador FC

2008.03.15

Charles Oliveira Wiki Update Wiki

The charismatic and remarkably talented "do Bronx" Charles Oliveira burst onto the scene in 2010, where he was arguably the UFCs breakthrough fighter of the year after scintillating back-to-back wins over Darren Elkins and the heavily favored Efrain Escudero. Oliveira stopped both men inside the distance with Submission of the Night-earning performances, Elkins with a polished triangle choke / armbar combination from guard and Escudero with a standing RNC. With those two victories, and the in-cage panache and youthful exuberance Oliveira displayed in securing them, a potential star was born.



Charles started being called “do Bronx” when he moved to Macaco Gold Team. He lived in a Favela (slums) which is sometimes playfully nicknamed “Bronx” and the gym where he first started was also called Bronx, so some of the guys at the gyms started calling him “Charles do Bronx” which translates to “Charles of the Bronx”.


He was raised in poverty at the burg of Guaruja in the state of Sao Paulo. Having a deprived childhood led him to start work very early, helping his mother sell cheese salads from a trailer. It was through this line of work that he met and made friends with a few kids that trained jiu jitsu. When Charles was around 12 years old, he was invited by those same kids to come and train at a local academy and although the Oliveira family could not afford Charles’s tuition, Charles’s uncle, Paulo, knew the instructor and intervened on his behalf so Charles could be free to train without the fees.


Oliveira started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Roger Coelho, the coach that awarded him all his belts until his brown. Charles would later earn his black belt from Jorge Patino after moving to "Macaco's gold team", to professionalise his MMA game. In BJJ,  his first big win was as a white belt in 2003, winning the Sao Paulo State Championship in the Junior Division. He continued winning important competitions year by year, such as 3 stages of the Sao Paulo State Championships in 2004, the Copa Nação Jiu Jitsu in 2005 and an amazing run in 2006 with 16 medals in important tournaments at both his weight class and the open weight division. This succession of good results in sport jiu jitsu stayed alive until 2007 when Charles started pointing his career towards MMA. His first win was at an amateur MMA tournament in Brazil called the “Circuito de Vale Tudo Amador” which he won by armbar.


An immensely talented athlete with a carefree style, Oliveira throws freely on the feet with rangy kicks and punches and shows little regard for getting taken down. That is little surprise as he also sports one of the more dangerous submission games in the lightweight division. As Oliveira seasons he has already been pegged as a possible title contender in the coming years.


But Oliveira - born 1989 - was also young, and despite an undefeated record built mainly in smaller promotions in Brazil, relatively inexperienced. It caught up to him at UFC 124 in late 2010, where "do Bronx" suffered his first career loss via kneebar submission at the hands of Jim Miller. Since then he has gone 2-2 with 1 no contest racking up victories over Eric Wisely and Jonathan Brookins. He would then face off against Frankie Edgar who was looking for his first win at featherweight and Oliveira would lose a decision to the former champ


He would get back in the win column with a third round triangle choke over Andy Ogle that would also earn him a Performance of the Night. Looking to make it two straight when he faced Hatsu Hioki at UFC Fight Night 43, he would go on to win the fight via anaconda choke in the 2nd round. Following the win over Hioke, Olivera would be scheduled to face Jeremy Stephens at the Ultimate Fighter 20 season finale. Attempting submission after submission in a grappling heavy contest, Olivera would go on to win a unanimous decision.

At UFC on FOX 17 Olivera rebounded from a disappointing injury loss to Max Holloway,  by submitting Myles Jury with a guillotine choke in round 1. 

Last updated 12.20.2015, 7:51 PM ET
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