UFC lightweight contender Charles Oliveira is one of the best submission specialists that the UFC has ever seen. ‘Do Bronx’ holds the record for most submission wins in the promotion with 14.
But it isn’t only in the UFC that Oliveira has shown his impressive ground game. He recently took to social media to relive one of his earliest fights in the sport.
‘Do Bronx’ has always been on UFC’s radar with his slick ground game. Most recently, the Brazilian has seen his star power rise as he submitted Tony Ferguson at UFC 256. Oliveira has a professional record of 30-8 with 19 career submissions.
Oliveira took to Twitter to post a video of his first-ever fight in MMA. Although he was an amateur, he showed the signs of the ever-dangerous lightweight contender that he would go on to become. The Brazilian tweeted, “Nov. 2007. My first [amateur] MMA competition.”
The fight saw ‘Do Bronx’ get the double on his opponent to take him down to the mat. Oliveira would then swiftly transition into an armbar, forcing his opponent to tap.
With 19 career submission wins as a professional athlete, the Brazilian might be one of the best jiu-jitsu talents that UFC has ever seen.
Since moving from featherweight, Oliveira has looked better than ever. He has put together an impressive 8-fight win streak and competes in one of the toughest divisions in the UFC. Oliveira has finished the likes of Kevin Lee, Clay Guida, Jim Miller, and Nik Lentz.
The Brazilian will now look to achieve his goal of being the UFC lightweight champion. With a win over a name like Tony Ferguson, ‘Do Bronx has put the MMA community on notice. It would not be a surprise to see him challenge for the title in his next 2 fights.
Although the fight is not for the title, it will headline the card and could have major title implications. Oliveira will look to put himself in the best place possible by taking on the winner of the fight.
2020 has been a significant year for Charles Oliveira with his wins over Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee. ‘Do Bronx’ will hope for an even better year in 2021, one that might end with gold around his waist.
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