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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)


Charles Oliveira Scouting Report


5’10” 155 lbs (Lightweight)
74″ reach, Orthodox
October 17, 1989


32-8, 1 NC (UFC: 20-8, 1 NC)

Current Streak

10 straight wins


Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Championships Held

UFC Lightweight Champion – 2021-present (1 successful title defense)



– huge reach
– young but experienced
– has been competing in the UFC since 2010
– finishes fights
– submission wiz – vast majority of wins come via tap-out
– very good MMA wrestlers
– very active looking for submissions during a fight
– solid gas tank
– accurate striker
– showed KO power recently
– on a super hot streak
– seems to be getting better each time out



– can be knocked out
– not much of a striker & no real knockout power
– poor striking defense
– almost gets hit as often as he strikes his opponent
– horrible takedown accuracy
– used to fight at featherweight
– has been accused of quitting when going has gotten tough in the past


Do Bronx completed his improbable climb to the top of the UFC mountain.




About Jeff Fox

Jeff Fox is a veteran sportswriter with over a decade experience, mainly concentrating on mixed martial arts and basketball. He is the editor-in-chief of The MMA Manifesto.

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