Charles Oliveira has an incredible professional MMA career with a record of 31-8-1. From his UFC debut to becoming the UFC lightweight champion, here, we take a look at the ups and downs of Charles Oliveira's MMA career.
Oliveira's UFC debut was against Darren Elkins on August 1, 2010. Oliveira only needed 41 seconds of the first round to defeat Elkins via submission (armbar). 'Do Bronx' was also awarded the 'Submission of the Night' bonus.
Charles Oliveira suffered his first professional MMA loss against Jim Miller via submission (kneebar) in the first round.
Oliveira suffered two consecutive losses against Cub Swanson via KO in the first round and Frankie Edgar via unanimous decision.
After his last professional loss against Paul Felder at UFC 218, Oliveira's overall UFC record was 10-8-1. He then went on to win his next 9 fights which includes his spectacular second round stoppage win over Michael Chandler.
Oliveira defeated Michael Chandler at UFC 262 via TKO in the second round and claimed the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship title. Oliveira became the 11th UFC lightweight champion and also broke the UFC record for most finishes (17).