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"do Bronx"

19-4-0

Charles Oliveira

Charles "do Bronx" Oliveira

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  • Name: Charles Oliveira
  • Professional MMA Record: 19-4-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: do Bronx
  • Current Streak: 3 Wins
  • Age: 25 | Date of Birth: 1989.10.17
  • Last Fight: December 12, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 146.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Gold Team Texas
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 73.0" (185cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $476,000 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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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.


An immensely talented youngster 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. 

Last updated 12.31.2014, 8:59 AM ET
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Charles Oliveira Featherweight Ranking History

Charles Oliveira MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

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

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 | 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

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

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 | Referee: John Sharp
#22 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
#7 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
UFC Fight Night 43 Performance of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
2:40 Round 3 of 3, 12:40 Total

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

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 | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#16 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

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

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 | Referee: Yves Lavigne
#35 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
UFC 162 Fight of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:40 Round 1 of 3

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

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

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

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

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 | Referee: Kim Winslow
#31 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
Win | Submission
1:43 Round 1 of 3

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

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 | Referee: John McCarthy
#33 Greatest Submission of All Time
#4 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
UFC on FOX 2 Submission of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:01 Round 1 of 3

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

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 | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
UFC on Versus 5 Knockout of the Night
No Contest | Foul
1:48 Round 2 of 3, 6:48 Total

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

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 | Referee: Chip Snider
UFC on Versus 4 Fight of the Night
Loss | Submission | Leglock
1:59 Round 1 of 3

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

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

2010.12.11
Odds: -155 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 153.5 lbs | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#7 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

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

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 | Referee: Kerry Hatley
#44 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

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

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 | Referee: Herb Dean
#27 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
UFC on Versus 2 Submission of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke

Rosenildo Rocha

Santa Catarina Regional

2010.02.14
Win | KO/TKO | Slam

Diego Bataglia

Santa Catarina Regional

2010.02.14
Win | Decision | Split

Eduardo Pachu

Sao Paulo Regional

2009.09.26
Win | Submission | Choke

Alexandre Bezerra

Sao Paulo Regional

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

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

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

2009.04.17
Weigh-In: 158.5 lbs | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Win | Submission | Choke

Carlos Soares

Jungle Fight

2009.03.21
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Elieni Silva

Sao Paulo Regional

2008.12.29
Win | KO/TKO

Daniel Fernandes

Sao Paulo Regional

2008.12.29
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Mehdi Baghdad

Sao Paulo Regional

2008.12.13
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Diego Braga

Predador FC

2008.03.15
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Viscardi Andrade

Predador FC

2008.03.15
Win | Submission | Choke

Jackson Pontes

Predador FC

2008.03.15

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