Have you ever wondered what the net worth of Charles Oliveira is?
Charles Oliveira of Brazil is a jiu-jitsu black belt holder and a UFC lightweight champion. He has defeated several strong competitors in the octagon, making him one of the most successful fighters in UFC history.
As of May 2023, Charles Oliveira has a net worth of $2.5 million.
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Charles Oliveira was born in Guaruja, São Paulo, Brazil, on October 17, 1989.
His mother’s name is Ozana Oliveira, but there’s no profile about his father. According to some sources, he was raised in a poor family and was only able to attend elementary school in Guaruja.
At such a young age, he was diagnosed with an abnormal heart murmur and experienced rheumatic fever. After two years, he was able to receive proper treatment with the support of his family and friends.
In 2003, Oliveira’s career commenced under Roger Coelho, where he won his first major title as a white belt.
Family and Personal Life
Charles Oliveira’s wife, Talita Roberta Pereira, is a fellow Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner. She’s also from Guaruja, where they both currently reside.
They have a daughter, Tayla Oliveira, who was born back in 2017.
Oliveiro is a mixed martial artist and a UFC lightweight champion, weighing around 155 lbs (70 kg). He stands at 178 cm and has a reach of 188 cm.
Professional MMA Career
Making his professional MMA debut in 2008 at Predator FC Welterweight Grand Prix Event, Charles Oliveira fought and defeated 12 people in one night. He was then signed to the UFC in 2010.
His early career was a combination of submission wins and losses.
During the UFC live taping in August 2010, Oliveira successfully defeated his opponent, Darren Elkins, and was awarded the “Submission of the Night” prize.
In the same year, he was pegged back with his back-to-back defeats against Jim Miller and Donald Cerrone.
Although he started his amateur career in the lightweight division, he fought in the featherweight division from the period from 2012 to 2017. He accumulated a total of eight wins and six losses.
His losses include fighting against Ricardo Lamas and Max Holloway.
However, on April 8, 2017, Charles Oliveira returned to the lightweight bout and faced Will Brooks at UFC10. Oliveira won the fight and was awarded a “Performance of the Night” bonus.
UFC Lightweight Championship
From June 2018 to May 2022, do Bronx—Oliveira’s nickname—was unbeaten throughout a wild 11-fight winning streak.
In May 2021, Charles Oliveira was offered to fight former Bellator Lightweight champion Michael Chandler at UFC 262. He defeated Chandler via TKO and won the lightweight belt.
He also defeated Justin Gaethje, who submitted by rear naked choke in the first round. His recent bout was on October 22, 2022, against Islam Makhachev at UFC 280.
Charles Oliveira Net Worth 2023
As of May 2023, Charles Oliveira has a net worth of $2.5 million. Oliveira earned $480,000 as a base salary when he fought Gaethje. He also acquired $1.2 million as a bonus and a pay-per-view payout.
Moreover, he received $307,200 during his fight against Kevin Lee at UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Oliveira.
His net worth is a bit low compared to Conor Mcgregor, but he’s likely to earn more in the coming years as he progresses with his career.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why is Charles Oliveira called “do Bronx”?
During his Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournaments, Charles Oliveira was referred to as “the guy from the Bronx.” Bronx is a Portuguese term for favela (slum), which he came from.
What is Charles Oliveira MMA Record?
Oliveira holds multiple UFC records, which have the most wins at 16, and most finishes at 19.
As of May 2023, he placed first in the UFC lightweight rankings. In addition, he placed at #7 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Success Isn’t Guaranteed by Education
Even though he wasn’t able to finish school, Oliveira’s love for MMA led him to a successful life. He even became one of the strongest fighters in the world.
Don’t Let Failure Stop You
When Oliveira was starting his UFC career, he had almost an equal number of wins and losses. Losing a fight didn’t stop him from getting better. Instead, he kept on joining tournaments and was even able to take the belt.