Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu CoachEricson Cardoso and Jorge "Macaco" Patino
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Biography(references)Oliveira was born in a poor family in the favela of Vicente de Carvalho in the tourist town Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil. He was diagnosed with rheumatic fever and heart murmur, which severely affected his ankle, the medic told his family that he could become paraplegic. Despite all the challenges, Oliveira was introduced to Brazilian jiu-jitsu by a neighbour named "Paulo", while his family had very low income, 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. Charles Oliveira began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Roger Coelho at the age of 12, winning his first major title as a white belt in 2003.
Fighter Trivia(references)Charles and his wife have a daughter, Tayla . He has his residence in Guarujá, living near his old neighbourhood of Vicente de Carvalho, and helps his neighbourhood with regular charities. He is a Christian.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: UFC Lightweight Championship (One time). One successful title defense
UFC: One successful title defense
UFC: Most finishes in UFC history (19)
UFC: Most submission wins in UFC history (16)
UFC: Most submission wins in the UFC Lightweight division history (10)
UFC: Most submission wins in the UFC Featherweight division history (6)
UFC: Most Post Fight bonuses in UFC history (18) (tied with Donald Cerrone)
UFC: Most Performance of the Night awards in UFC history (12)
UFC: Second most finishes in the UFC Lightweight division history (13) (tied with Joe Lauzon)
UFC: Performance of the Night (Twelve times) vs. Andy Ogle, Hatsu Hioki, Nik Lentz, Will Brooks, Clay Guida, Christos Giagos, Jim Miller, David Teymur, Jared Gordon, Kevin Lee, Michael Chandler, Dustin Poirier.
UFC: Submission of the Night (Three times) vs. Darren Elkins, Efrain Escudero, Eric Wisely
UFC: Fight of the Night (Three times) vs. Nik Lentz (2), Frankie Edgar
UFC: Submission of the Year (2014) vs. Hatsu Hioki
UFC: Seventh highest finishes-per-win percentage in UFC history (19 finishes / 21 wins: 90.48%) (Since introduction of judges. Of fighters with 10 UFC wins or more)
UFC: Fourth highest submissions-per-win percentage in UFC history (16 submissions / 21 wins: 76.19%)
UFC: Third longest win streak in the UFC Lightweight division history (11)
UFC: Fifth most wins in UFC history (21)
UFC: One successful title defense
Crypto.com: Fan Bonus of the Night vs. Justin Gaethje
Predator FC: Welterweight Grand Prix Champion
MMAJunkie.com: 2014 February Submission of the Month vs. Andy Ogle
MMAJunkie.com: 2015 May Submission of the Month vs. Nik Lentz
MMAJunkie.com: 2020 March Submission of the Month vs. Kevin Lee
MMAJunkie.com: 2021 May Fight of the Month vs. Michael Chandler
Sherdog.com: 2014 Submission of the Year vs. Hatsu Hioki
Sherdog.com: 2021 Fighter of the Year
MMAMania.com: 2014 Submission of the Year vs. Hatsu Hioki
Cageside Press: 2021 Comeback of the Year (tied w/Sergio Pettis) vs. Michael Chandler
World MMA Awards: 2021 Comeback of the Year vs. Michael Chandler at UFC 262
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