Charles Oliveira’s Submission Victories in the UFC- Here’s All You Need to Know About Them

Published 05/08/2021, 10:49 AM EDT


Charles Oliveira takes on Michael Chandler for the UFC vacant lightweight belt at UFC 262. ‘Do Bronx’ will be fighting for UFC gold for the first time in his career against a veteran who has been a world champion in another premier organization. Going into the fight, Oliveira is riding an extremely impressive eight-fight win streak where he has laid waste to some of the very best in perhaps the most talent stacked division in the UFC.

What makes Oliveira so dangerous is his ground game. Oliveira is one of if not the best Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the game and has all the records to back that up. He is also a third-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ericson Cardoso. 

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Oliveira has secured 63% wins in his career via submission. ‘Do Bronx’ holds the record for the most submission wins in the UFC with 14. He also holds the record for the second most fight night bonuses won (16) amounting to a whopping $800,000. Ahead of his fight against Chandler, we take a look at submission wins in the UFC. 
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Charles Oliveira; a record holder for the most submission win in UFC history  

Charles Oliveira vs Darren Elkins

On his UFC debut in August 2010, Oliveira secured an impressive win in under a minute of the very first round against Darren Elkins via arm-bar. He was awarded submission of the night for his win against Elkins. 

Oliveira vs Efrain Escudero

In his second fight in the UFC, Oliveira secured another impressive submission win. This time around, he secured a rear-naked choke late in the third round of the fight. He was awarded the submission of the night once again for his brilliant win. 

‘Do Bronx’ vs Eric Wisely 

Going into the fight against Wisely, Oliveira was on a three-fight skid. It had been almost two years since he won a fight, and therefore it was imperative to get a good result against Wisely. The Brazilian fighter secured an impressive and very rare calf-slicer submission in the very first round of the fight to secure a win. This was also his debut in the 145-pound division, and he was awarded a $50,000 bonus for submission of the night. 

Oliveira vs Jonathan Brookins 

Oliveira extended his win streak to 2-0 with an impressive performance against Brookins. He secured a second-round guillotine choke on the Ultimate fighter 15. This was Oliveira’s first guillotine choke win, and with the win, he maintained his 100% finishing record. 

Charles Oliveira vs Andy Ogle 

Going into the fight against Ogle, Oliveira was on a two-fight skid. And therefore a good result was important. ‘Do Bronx’ secured a triangle choke win late in the third round to bounce back into the win column. This was his first triangle choke in the UFC, and he was awarded a $50,000 bonus for his performance on the night. 

‘Do Bronx’ vs Hatsu Hioki

The Brazilian fighter extended his win streak to 2-0 in the UFC with an anaconda choke win over Hioki. This was the first time that Oliveira had secured a win via an anaconda choke. He was awarded a $50,000 performance of the night bonus for his win against Hioki. 

‘Do Bronx’ vs Nik Lentz

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu wizard extended his win streak to 4-0 with a win over Nik Lentz in May 2015. Oliveira secured a guillotine choke late in round three. He was awarded a $50,000 performance bonus for his performance against an elite featherweight in Nik Lentz. 

Oliveira vs Myles Jury

Charles bounced back from a loss against Max Holloway to secure a win against Myles Jury in December 2015. It took him less than one round to sink in a guillotine choke and to get back into the win column. The bout took place at catchweight as Oliveira failed to hit the 145-pound weight limit. 

Charles Oliveira vs Will Brooks

Going into the fight, Oliveira was on a two-fight skid. With losses against the likes of Anthony Pettis and Ricardo Lamas. It took ‘Do Bronx’ under three minutes of the very first round to secure a rear-naked choke win. This was his first fight back at 155-pounds. He was also awarded a $50,000 bonus for performance of the night. 

Charles Oliveira vs Clay Guida
After his loss to Paul Felder in December 2017, ‘Do Bronx’ bounced back with a win over veteran Clay Guida in June 2018. He secured a guillotine choke in the very first round of the fight and was awarded a $50,000 bonus for performance of the night. 

‘Do Bronx’ vs Christos Giagos

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The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu wizard extended his win streak to 2-0 with a win over Giagos. Oliveira secured a rear-naked choke in the second round of the fight he was awarded a $50,000 bonus for performance of the night. With his win over Giagos, he also broke the record for the most submission wins in UFC history (11) previously held by fellow Brazilian and Jiu-Jitsu extraordinaire Demian Maia. 

‘Do Bronx’ vs Jim Miller 

In his fight against Jim Miller in December 2018, Oliveira secured an impressive first-round submission win. He was able to secure a rear-naked choke in under two minutes of the very first round to extend his win streak to 3-0 and pocket an extra $50,000 as a performance of the night bonus. 
Oliveira vs David Teymur

In his home country of Brazil, Oliveira was able to secure an impressive win over Teymur in February 2019. Inside the very first minute of the second round, Oliveira was successful in securing an anaconda choke and in the process extended his win streak to 4-0. He was awarded a performance of the night bonus once again for his submission win over Teymur. 

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Oliveira vs Kevin Lee

In March last year, Oliveira secured his most recent submission win over a top lightweight and former interim title challenger, Kevin Lee. ‘Do Bronx’ secured a guillotine choke in the first thirty seconds of the third round to extend his win streak to a mind-boggling 7-0. This was also the first time that Oliveira headlined a UFC event as he and Kevin Lee were the main event on the night. 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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