Where Does Charles Oliveira Train in Texas?

Published 05/12/2021, 12:18 AM EDT


UFC lightweight Charles Oliveira has had a long road to the top of the mountain in his tenured UFC run. ‘Do Bronx’, who has competed in the organization since August 2010, is riding an 8-fight win streak toward his title shot. Through it all, Charles Oliveira has been under the watchful eye of Head Coach Diego Lima under Chute Boxe, Sao Paulo.

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Oliveira, who has trained with the Brazilian team for over a decade, has transformed into a top contender. Fighting out of Houston, Texas, Charles Oliveira also has associations with Macaco Gold Team Texas under Jiu-Jitsu ace Jorge Patino ‘Macaco’. Jorge ‘Macaco’ is an MMA manager and is a credentialed BJJ Black belt and Judo Black belt.

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Under the aforementioned fighting system, Charles Oliveira has grown into a lethal combatant on the verge of gold. Moreover, he’s become accustomed to training back and forth between Sao Paulo and Houston, thus easing his training fluidity. Just days away from his title shot, Oliveira gears up with his top team of coaches to apply the finishing touches.

Charles Oliveira speaks out on his training gyms

Oliveira has had the advantage of being with the same team for a meaningful period. Ahead of UFC 262, ‘Do Bronx’ shared some insight into his training camps. As he has grown immensely under their tutelage, it’s clear that he values the expertise passed on by his trainers.

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“I’m really thankful to God for putting me where I am today. For having this amazing team Chute Boxe Diego Lima and Macaco, and all the coaches… Chute Boxe is special because it isn’t a team. It’s a family.”

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“The same team, the same family, everybody helping me achieve my dream… When I started, I remember I said I was a boy among the Lions. Today I feel like a lion among the lions.”

Charles Oliveira has an uphill battle in the form of Michael Chandler, who is a tried and tested champion. However, his recent performances against names like Tony Ferguson will provide the necessary confidence under the bright lights.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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