Charles Oliveira
Do Bronx
Injury Eye
Est. Return 8/3/2019
Handed medical suspension due to eye pokes
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 reports.
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).
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Adds another submission victory in Brazil
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.
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
January 9, 2019
Oliveira will take on David Teymur at UFC Fortaleza on Feb. 2, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
"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.
Breaks own record in quick victory
December 15, 2018
Oliviera defeated Jim Miller via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:15 of Round 1 at UFC on Fox 31 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday.
"Do Bronx" wasted no time in this one, getting a big slam takedown in the first minute of the fight before finding the back and sinking the choke. Miller bested Oliviera in their first meeting in 2010 but it's clear the two are on very different career trajectories at this point, as the 29-year-old has won his last three consecutive fights, and improved his own record for UFC submissions to 12 in the bout. He moves to 25-8 with a no-contest in professional MMA as a result of the victory.
Set for rematch against Jim Miller
November 7, 2018
Oliveira will face Jim Miller in a lightweight bout at UFC on FOX 31 in Milwaukee on Dec. 15, reports.
Oliveira is coming off a first-round submission victory of Christos Grigos at UFC Sao Paulo in September, marking his second straight win. He'll face an opponent in Miller who ended a four-fight losing streak of his with a first-round submission win over Alex White at UFC 228 in September. The two met all the way back in 2010, with Miller emerging victorious via first-round submission (kneebar).
Sets UFC record with eleventh submission victory
September 22, 2018
Oliveira defeated Christos Giagos via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:22 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Entering the night tied with Royce Gracie for the most submission victories in UFC history with ten, Oliveira now has the record all to himself. "Do Bronx" has been around for seemingly ever, but he will turn just 29 years old next month. Oliveira has been fighting the best the sport has to offer for the past six-plus years and he has won more fights than he's lost during that span. Oliveira is still searching for that one career-defining victory, but he is without a doubt one of the greatest submission specialists in Mixed Martial Arts history.