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Charles Oliveira

Charles Oliveira Net Worth 2023, Record and Endorsements

While former UFC champion Charles Oliveira reigned at the top of the lightweight division for a brief time, his legacy is cemented in stone with his numerous exploits in the promotion. The BJJ ace holds multiple records in the promotion that testify to his exceptional fighting acumen and pedigree as a fighter.

What is Charles Oliveira's net worth in 2023? 


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According to Wealthy Gorilla, the Brazilian fighter has an estimated net worth of over $5.5 million. The primary source of his revenue remains his fighting purse and bonuses collected from his Octagon fights. He reportedly banked $1.6 million from his fight against Islam Makhachev at UFC 280.

Charles Oliveira Early Life 

He was born in the favela of Vicente de Carvalho in Guaruja, Sao Paulo, and aspired to be a professional soccer player. But his dreams were soon shattered after he was diagnosed with rheumatic fever and heart murmur.

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His introduction to BJJ came at 12, with his neighbor Paulo working as the catalyst. Despite the meager resources, his family funded his training by selling street snacks and discarded cardboard.

Charles Oliveira's career 

After producing successful results in BJJ, the 33-year-old shifted his focus to MMA. He announced himself on the world stage after amassing an impressive record of 12-0 competing in Brazil. On the heels of his unbeaten record, Oliveira signed for UFC as an exciting prospect.

He made his UFC with a trademark submission win over Darren Elkins in August 2010. But he dropped the next two fights against Jim Miller and Donald Cerrone. In 2012, the former champion moved to the featherweight, but a poor run of form during 2015 and 2016 compelled him to return to lightweight.

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However, he soon hit his prime form after suffering a defeat against Paul Felder and rattled 11 consecutive wins that included winning the UFC gold by forcing Michael Chandler to tap out at UFC 262.

Charles Oliveira's family

The #1 ranked lightweight's mother Ozana toiled hard to raise him and his brother Hermison in Sao Paulo.

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He is with Talita Roberta Pereira for much of his adult life and the couple tied the knot in 2014. In 2017, the couple got blessed with a beautiful daughter named Tayla.

Charles Oliveira's wife 

Talita Roberta Pereira is also trained in BJJ, like her husband. While she never took the professional route in BJJ, she is often spotted at the Centro de Treinamento Charles Oliveira Gold Team. According to, she currently works at the Casa de Saúde Guarujá Hospital.

Charles Oliveira Business and Endorsements 

In 2018, Reebok endorsed Charles Oliveira and other UFC Sau Paulo fighters when he fought Christos Giagos. 'do Bronx' pocketed $20,000 for the sponsorship.

Charles Oliveira's Championships and Achievements 

Brazilian jiu-jitsu

  • CBJJE South American Champion (2008 purple belt)

  • CBJJE World Champion (2007 blue belt)

  • FPJJ São Paulo State Champion (2007 blue belt)

  • 2nd place CBJJE World Cup (2008 purple belt)

Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • Most Performance of the Night bonuses in UFC history (12)

  • Most finishes in UFC history (19)

  • Most submission wins in UFC history (16)

  • Most submission wins in UFC Lightweight division history (10)

  • Most submission wins in UFC Featherweight division history (6)

  • Tied (Donald Cerrone) for most Post Fight bonuses in UFC history (18)

  • Tied (Dustin Poirier, Rafael dos Anjos & Jon Jones) for fifth most wins in UFC history (21)

  • Tied (Joe Lauzon) for second-most finishes in UFC Lightweight division history (13)

  • Second most submission attempts in UFC history (40)

Charles Oliveira's Houses and Cars 

The former lightweight champion still dwells where he grew up and continues to give back to his community in Vicente de Carvalho, Guarujá.

He is also the proud owner of the 1969 Dodge Charger. He splashed the cash to acquire the ride that was popularised by The Fast and Furious franchise.

Oliveira celebrated the purchase by tagging the Hollywood star Vin Diesel, popularly driven by his character in the movies.

Charles Oliveira Charity and Foundation


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Oliveira is the founder of a non-profit organization called the CB Institute. The fighter, who had no money to pay for BJJ training, founded the organization to support young people in Guaruja SP.

Notably, the institute provides mentorship programs and free MMA and BJJ training.

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