Charles Oliveira
Do Bronx

Brazil

Tabbed for UFC Sao Paulo
LightweightUFC
October 3, 2019
Oliveira will face Jared Gordon in a lightweight matchup at UFC Sao Paulo on Nov. 16, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Oliveira defeated Nik Lentz at UFC Rochester in May, and will look to build on his success against Gordon, who is coming off a victory over Dan Moret at UFC Minneapolis in June. Oliveira carries a 26-8 record as a professional fighter. The 29-year-old carries a reach advantage over Gordon, who is 15-3 as a professional righter.
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First KO win since 2010
LightweightUFC
May 18, 2019
Oliveira defeated Nik Lentz via TKO (punches) at 2:11 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Rochester, New York.
ANALYSIS
Amazingly, that was Oliveira's first knockout win since 2010 and his first under the UFC banner. Due to his submission prowess, however, he's recorded 14 total finishes with the UFC, tying him with Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort for second-most in company history behind Donald Cerrone (16). While the Brazilian allowed Lentz to score three successful takedown attempts, Oliveira displayed his world-class ground game with three successful passes. "Do Bronx" has been fighting the best the world has to offer for nearly nine years and he has shown far more good than bad during that time frame. Underrated for the entirety of his career, barring something unforeseen, Oliveira is going to go down as one of the better fighters to never win UFC gold. He should at least get a step towards that goal with a higher-ranked opponent in his next fight. Five consecutive victories has earned him that chance.
Placed on Rochester card
LightweightUFC
April 15, 2019
Oliveira (eye) will take on Nik Lentz in a lightweight matchup at UFC Rochester on May 18, Nolan King of Flocombat reports.
ANALYSIS
Oliveira is coming off a victory over David Teymur, but was dealt a 180-day medical suspension after that fight due to multiple eye pokes that were sustained. He's apparently since received the necessary physician's clearance, paving the way for his second fight of 2019. The lightweight division has treated "Do Bronx" well so far, as he's sported a 4-1 mark with four consecutive wins. He'll hold a two-inch height and six-inch reach advantage over Lentz, who is riding a two-fight winning streak of his own. Lentz sports just a 44 percent takedown defense in the UFC, so look for him to enter as the underdog to Oliveirra, one of the division's elite grapplers. This will be a trilogy bout, as Oliveira struck Lentz with an illegal knee in their first fight in 2011, which led to a no-contest. In the 2015 rematch, Oliveira won via third-round submission (guillotine choke).
Handed medical suspension due to eye pokes
LightweightUFC
February 4, 2019
Oliveira was handed a 180-day medical suspension by the Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA) pending clearance from an ophthalmologist, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Oliveira ultimately picked up his fourth consecutive victory in the contest, but sustained multiple severe eye pokes early in the bout. While he's typically an active fighter, this suspension could hold him on the shelf longer than normal if he's unable to be cleared by a physician. Saturday's victory allowed Oliveira to make a bit of history, as he's just the second fighter ever to register multiple Anaconda chokes under the UFC banner (Phil Davis was the first).
Adds another submission victory in Brazil
LightweightUFC
February 2, 2019
Oliveira defeated David Teymur via submission (Anaconda Choke) at 0:55 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ on Saturday in Brazil.
ANALYSIS
Oliveira overcame a lot of adversity in this fight. Within the first 30 seconds he suffered a double eye poke from Teymur. The referee deducted a point from Teymur because the poke was so egregious. When the fight restarted a visibly angered Oliveira stalked Teymur and wanted to strike. He landed a front kick to Teymur's eye and opened a cut. In his haste to engage following the kick, "Du Bronx" got dropped by a crisp left hand. Oliveira survived to the end of the round. In the second round the Brazilian landed a creative up elbow that rocked Teymur. From there he snatched up the Anaconda Choke and forced the tap. The comback effort earned the Brazilian a cool $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus.
Tabbed for UFC Fortaleza
LightweightUFC
January 9, 2019
Oliveira will take on David Teymur at UFC Fortaleza on Feb. 2, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
"Do Bronx" capped off a strong 2018 showing with a quick victory at UFC on Fox 31, though his next opponent may be a bit tougher to take down than his previous adversaries. Teymur is undefeated in the UFC promotion and has won his past three fights by decision dating back to early 2017. That said, Oliveira does have a slight height and reach advantage over the opposition, with one inch separating the two fighters in both instances.