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Charles Oliveira Scouting Report
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 28: Charles Oliveira of Brazil celebrates after winning the UFC Featherweight bout between Charles Oliveira of Brazil and Hatsu Hioki of Japan on June 28, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 28: Charles Oliveira of Brazil celebrates after winning the UFC Featherweight bout between Charles Oliveira of Brazil and Hatsu Hioki of Japan on June 28, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Charles Oliveira Scouting Report

Vitals

5’10” 145 lb (Featherweight)
74″ reach, Orthodox
October 17, 1989

Record

21-7, 1 NC (UFC: 9-7, 1 NC)

Current Streak

2 straight losses

Training

Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Championships Held

None

 

Strengths

– tall & long for a featherweight
– huge reach
– young but experienced
– has been competing in the UFC since 2010
– very big for a 145-pounder – fought at welterweight at beginning of his career
– finishes fights
– submission wiz – vast majority of wins come via tap-out
– very active looking for submissions during a fight
– solid gas tank
– accurate striker

 

Weaknesses

– hard weight cut to get to featherweight – has missed weight twice since 2012, very badly last time in cage
– can be knocked out
– not much of a striker & no real knockout power
– has lost when facing a step up in competition
– poor striking defense
– almost gets hit as often as he strikes his opponent
– horrible takedown accuracy


Synopsis

If Do Bronx can get his weight cutting issues fixed up for good, and continue to improve on his striking, he could have a bright future as a UFC featherweight.

 

 

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