Charles Oliveira is a top-ranked lightweight in the UFC from Brazil, and here is all about his net worth, salary, MMA record, endorsements and more
Charles Oliveira Facts
|Birth Place||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Mother’s Name||Ozana Oliveira|
|Net Worth (2021)||$2 million (Approx)|
|Last Fight Earnings||$250,000|
|Date of Birth||October 17, 1989|
|MMA Debut||March 15, 2008|
|Divisions||Welterweight (2008), Lightweight (2008-12, 2017-present), Featherweight (2012-16)|
|Achievements||Most Submission wins in UFC history, Predator FC Welterweight Grand Prix Champion, UFC Lightweight Champion (x1)|
|Wife||Talita Roberta Pereira (m. 2014)|
|Children||Tayla Oliveira (born 2017)|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
Charles Oliveira popularly known as ‘Do Bronx’ was born on the 17th of October in 1989. Having suffered from bone rheumatism at a very young age, his sporting career looked to be in dire straits. He had initially wanted to become a footballer.
Through grit, determination and the support of his family, he overcame the ailment and is now one of the best lightweights in the world.
He made his MMA debut in March 2008, and quickly rose through the ranks to grab the UFC’s attention. He has been a part of the UFC since 2010.
MMA and UFC Record
Oliveira made his MMA debut in March 2008 at Predator FC Welterweight Grand Prix, and in the same day he won the tournament winning three fights in a row. There was no looking back from there.
After going 12-0 up in his MMA career, Oliveira was roped in by the UFC in 2010. He capped off his debut with a stunning submission win over Darren Elkins in August 2010. He was then pegged back with back-to-back losses against Jim Miller and Donald Cerrone.
In 2012, Oliveira moved to the featherweight division and earned decent success there as well, before a poor run of form during 2015 and 2016 led him to get back to the LW division.
And since returning to the lightweight division in 2017, Oliveira just has one loss, against Paul Felder in the same year. He is now on an incredible streak of 9 wins, which has eventually led him to a title.
Oliveira’s UFC record stands at 19-8.
Net Worth and Payouts
Oliveira has a net worth of around $2 million, largely attributed to his long fighting career. He earned a staggering $250,000 for his win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 256.
He had also earned a stunning $307,200 for his submission victory over Kevin Lee at UFC Fight Night 170, last year.
Wife, Family and Endorsements
Charles Oliveira is married to Talita Roberta Pereira. The pair married in the year 2014, and they have a daughter named Tayla Oliveira born in 2017.
Not much is known about, Oliveira’s father. His mother is Ozana Oliveira. She is known to have looked after Oliveira during his tough times with bone rheumatism at the tender age of 7.
Oliveira is also into harness racing, and has taken part in a few national level competitions in the sport.
Besides this, he owns a training facility predominantly focusing on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, in Guaruja. It is called the Centro de Treinamento Charles Oliveira Gold Team.
Charles Oliveira was a step away from greatness. He is set to take on Michael Chandler for the vacant lightweight belt at UFC 262. The fight took place on the 15th of May at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Oliveira was on an unbelievable 8 match win streak, with his last win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 256, sending shudders down the spines of fellow UFC lightweights.
The Brazilian survived a blitz in the first round but knocked out Chandler in the second to win the Lightweight title.
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