Charles Oliveira Career, Family, Siblings, Status, Height, and Net Worth

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  2. Who are  Oliveira’s parents and siblings?
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  4. Is Oliveira married or does he have a girlfriend/boyfriend?
  5. Does Oliveira have any children?
  6. Where is Oliveira now?
  7. How tall is Oliveira?
  8. How much money does Oliveira earn?
  9. What is Oliveira’s net worth?

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Who is Charles Oliveira?

Charles Oliveira da Silva is best well-known as a Brazilian professional mixed material artist and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practitioner. He currently competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is a former UFC Lightweight Champion. Oliveira holds multiple UFC records, notably, the most submission wins in the organization’s history at 16, and the most complete at 19. He is #1 in the UFC lightweight rankings and #3 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings As of August 22, 2022.


Oliveira was born in a poor family in the favela of Vicente de Carvalho in the tourist town Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil. Charles started playing football, dreaming of becoming a professional player, but at age 7 he started to feel ill, he had regular pains in his body and had problems in walking, and was sometimes unable to move his legs.

Oliveira was diagnosed with rheumatic fever and a heart murmur, which severely affected his ankle; the medic told his family that he could become paraplegic. He was frequently bedridden, but despite all the challenges and his illnesses, his parents insisted to put him in sports programs, and after 2 years he started to recover. Oliveira was introduced to Brazilian jiu-jitsu by a neighbor called “Paulo” at age 12.

Although his family had a very low salary, the BJJ gym’s coach offered classes for free as part of a social program. His family helped fund his training by selling street snacks and discarded cardboard. “Paulo”, the man who introduced Charles to jiu-jitsu, later died caught in the crossfire of a shootout in Vicente de Carvalho when Charles was 14.


In 2003 he began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Roger Coelho at the age of 12, winning his first major title as a white belt. In 2010 Oliverirawas awarded his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Ericson Cardoso and Jorge “Macaco” Patino. His nickname the Bronx comes from the Bronx borough of New York City, literally meaning from the Bronx, as the Bronx was a slang used for favelas and poor neighborhoods.

In an interview, he announced: the Bronx is because it’s a favela, right? Outskirts, where I come from Do Bronx Practically came when I went to fight in an amateur tournament. And they told me to get them a nickname, which was just Charles Oliveira. When we went to fight some jiu-jitsu championships, they always says look at the guys from the Bronx, from the favela. So I put the Bronx in.

A Photo of Charles Oliveira
A Photo of Charles Oliveira

How old is Charles Oliveira

Oliveira is currently 33 years old as of 2022, having been born on October 17, 1989, in Guaruja, Sao Paulo, Brazil. He shared his birthday with popular people such as Dolph Lundgren, Eminem, Tarkan, Lawrence Bender, Margot Kidder, Matthew Macfadyen, Robert Atkins, George Wendt, and others.

Charles Oliveira Family

Who are Charles Oliveira’s Parents

Oliveira was born into a poor family in the favela of Vicente de Carvalho to his mother Ozana Oliveira and Mr. Oliveira, not much is known about his father as the Oliveira family maintains their privacy.

Does Charles Oliveira have siblings?

He has one sibling in the family a total of two, born of the same parents his brother who is named Hermiston.

Charles Oliveira Education

His background in continuing pain education includes teaching fellows at his Campinas, São Paulo, pain center and helping to develop a highly regarded year-long.

Charles Oliveira Partner

Oliveira is currently married to his long-time love Talita Roberta Pereire. The couple exchanged their vows on the 15th of February 2014 and are happily been together ever since. His wife is very active on Instagram where she posts regular pictures.

Charles Oliveira Kids

The couple has only one child, a little girl by the name of Tayla Oliveira. Tayla is Charles and Talita’s only daughter and they are all very close and loving.

Charles Oliveira Height

Adding up to his well-built body, he stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in (178 m) and a weight of 155 lbs (70 kg).

Mixed martial arts career

Early career

In 2007 he began his career in his home country of Brazil, compiling a record of 12-0, with 6 knockouts and 5 submissions. On 3 separate occasions, he has compiled multiple victories on the same night.

His 1st bout was the in the amateur MMA event Circuito Nacional de Vale-Tudo Amador (“National Amateur Vale-Tudo Circuit”) against Rui Machado, Oliveira submitted him with an armbar 15 seconds into the 1st round.

Oliveira made his professional debut at the Predator Fight Championship promotion, where his master Jorge Patino had previously participated at Predator FC 6 in March 2008. The event was the “Predator FC 9 – Welterweight Grand Prix”, a 1-night single-elimination tournament similar to the “Grand Prix” events held by Pride FC.

Where the competitors would have to fight three times in order to be crowned the champion. In the 1st round, Oliveira defeated Jackson Pontes via submission (rear-naked choke), which advanced him to the 2nd stage of the tournament.

His 2nd stage fight was against Viscardi Andrade. In the 2nd round, he victories via TKO (punches) and advanced to the final round of the tournament. Oliveira victory the tournament by defeating Diego Braga via TKO (punches) in the 1st round of the fight.


In December 2008, he debuted at lightweight by defeating future UFC fighter Mehdi Baghdad at the 1st event of promotion at Kawai Arena. Following that entered another tournament at Korea Fight, where he defeated Daniel Fernandes and Eliene Silvia via Ko and TKO, respectively. He submitted 3 opponents in a row over the few months such as Alexander, Bezerra, and Bellator, and won a split decision over Eduardo Pachu.

In February 2010, he once again competed twice in 1 night, defeating Rosenildo Rocha via submission in the 1st round and Diego Battaglia via KO

Ultimate Fighting Championship


Oliveira was called the 3rd-best Brazilian prospect to watch in 2010, according to Sherdog in January 2010. He then signed for the UFC and made his debut against Darren Elkins. This fight was originally scheduled for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell and Team Ortiz Finale but was rescheduled for UFC Live Jones and Matyushenko due to visa issues.

Oliveira defeated Elkins via submission (armbar) following 41 2nd of the 1st round. He was taken down early by Elkins but quickly attempted a triangle choke, before transitioning to an armbar, forcing the tap out. The submission received him the Submission of the Night award.


Oliveira faced Nik Lentz on June 26, 2011, at UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry. The fight ended in the 2nd round following his hitting Lentz with an illegal knee which went unnoticed by the referee and submitted the dazed Lentz via rear-naked choke.

All over, following reviewing the incident, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission overturned the result and declared it a no-contest. The return and 4th action received both fighter’s Fight of the Night honors.


On January 20, 2012, he was briefly linked to a bout with Robert Peralta at UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller, but instead faced promotional newcomer Eric Wisely in a featherweight fight on January 28, 2012, at UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis.

He victories the fight via reverse calf slicer submission in the 1st round, marking the 1st time the technique had been used to complete an opponent in UFC history. Oliveira faced Jonathan Brookins at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale on June 1, 2012. Oliveira used his speed to outstrike Brookins and victory the fight via 2nd round anaconda choke.


On July 6, 2013, Oliveira faced Frankie Edgar at UFC 162, he lost via unanimous decision. Both fighters earned Fight of the Night honors for their performance.

On October 19, 2013, he was expected to face Estevan Payan at UFC 166. However, Payan was forced out of the bout citing a broken foot, and was replaced by Jeremy Larsen. Subsequently, he pulled out of the Larsen bout citing a strained thigh muscle on October 5.


On February 15, 2014, he faced Andy Ogle at UFC Fight Night 36. He victories the fight via triangle choke submission in the 3rd round. The victory also received him 1 of the first UFC Performance of the Night bonus awards.

On December 12, 2014, at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale, he faced Jeremy Stephens. Oliveira victory the fight via unanimous decision.


On May 30, 2015, he finally faced Nik Lentz in a rematch at UFC Fight Night 67. Following a return and 4th 1st 2 rounds, he victories the fight via guillotine choke submission in the 3rd round. The victory received Oliveria his 3rd Performance of the Night bonus and his 3rd Fight of the Night bonus.

On August 23, 2015, Oliveira faced Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 74. He lost the fight via TKO in the 1st round, following suffering an apparent neck/shoulder injury while attempting a takedown, and was rendered unable to continue.

The injury was later described as a micro-tear in his esophagus, although he was announced from a Saskatoon hospital the next day, and tested negative for major chest, neck, and/or throat injuries. He later confirmed that he suffered a minor neck injury, related to a previous injury from his training camp. He did not require surgery.


On August 27, 2016, he next faced Anthony Pettis at UFC on Fox 21. Following a grueling return-and-4th battle, Pettis submitted him in the 3rd round via guillotine choke.

On November 5, 2016, Oliveira faced Ricardo Lamas, at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale. The bout was contested at a catchweight of 155 lbs, as he missed weight by nearly 10 lbs. Lamas victory the fight via submission in the 2nd round.


On April 8, 2017, he faced Will Brooks in a lightweight bout, at UFC 210. Oliveira victory the fight by rear-naked choke submission in the 1st round. He was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.

On December 2, 2017, he faced Paul Felder. He lost the fight via TKO in the 2nd round following Felder landed multiple elbows while in Oliveira’s guard.


In 2018 attend Chute Boxe Diego Lima in São Paulo, According to him, his former gym Macaco Gold Team (headed by Jorge “Macaco” Patino) was mostly focused on BJJ with complementary striking, while he was confident with his ground fighting skills, he felt he needed to improve his striking game. Patino is still his BJJ coach but now he is complemented by Chute Boxe’s trademark aggressive Muay Thai style.

On December 15, 2018, Oliveira faced Jim Miller in a rematch at UFC on Fox 31. He victories the fight via a rear-naked choke submission early in the 1st round. The victory received him a 7th Performance of the Night award (setting a new record) and extended the record for most submissions in UFC History with 12.


On February 2, 2019, he faced David Teymur, at UFC Fight Night 144. He victories the fight in the 2nd round following stunning Teymur with an upward elbow and punches before applying an anaconda choke. With this victory, he extended the UFC record for most submission wins to 13. This victory received him the Performance of the Night award.

On November 16, 2019, replacing Leonardo Santos, Oliveira then faced Jared Gordo at UFC Fight Night 164. He victories the fight by knockout in the 1st round. This victory received him the Performance of the Night award.


On March 14, 2020, he faced Kevin Lee, in the main event at UFC Fight Night 170. At the weigh-ins, Lee weighed in at 158.5 lbs, 2.5 lbs over the lightweight non-title fight limit of 156 pounds. Lee was fined 20% of his purse and his bout with Oliveira was expected to proceed as scheduled at a catchweight. He victories the fight via submission with a guillotine choke in the 3rd round. This victory received him the Performance of the Night award.

With this victory, he also extended the UFC record for most submission wins to 14, moved to second place in terms of bonuses received with 16, and extended his completing streak to 7, which marks the longest active completing streak for now and ties with Donald Cerrone with most complete in the UFC.

UfC Lightweight Champion


Oliveira faced former 3–time Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler for the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship. After previous champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement, while headlining UFC 262 on May 15, 2021.

Despite being dropped by Chandler in the 1st round, Oliveira victory the fight via technical knockout early in the 2nd round to claim the UFC Lightweight Championship. With the knockout win, he broke yet another record, recording the most finishes in UFC history. This victory also received him the Performance of the Night bonus award.


On May 7, he was set to make his 2nd title defense against another former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion, Justin Gaethje at UFC 274. At the weigh-ins, Oliveira weighed in at 155.5 pounds, half a pound over the divisional title limit. As a result, upon commencement of the fight, Oliveira was officially stripped of the championship, and only Gaethje was eligible to win the title.

This was the 1st time in UFC history that a title was vacated due to a weight miss. Following being knocked down, Oliveira dropped Gaethje with a right hand and rallied to win the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the first round, and was declared the number 1 contender to the UFC Lightweight Championship. The victory also received him the 3rd place “Fan Bonus of the Night” award.

Grappling career

In 2003, he victories his 1st Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament as a white bit, Sao Palo Championship in the Junor Division. The Copa Nação Jiu-Jitsu in 2005 and in 2006 he victory on 16 medals. By 2007 he started to steer his career to focus on MMA in 2004.

He fought a grappling super fight at the MMA event SFT 20 against Lucas Barros from Demian Maia Jiu-Jitsu in January 2020. Oliveira and Barros fought with a jiu-jitsu gi in a cage under IBJJF rules. Charles’s victory by decision.

Charles Oliveira’s Net Worth

A popular Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner Oliveira has an estimated net worth of $ 2.5 million as of 2022.