Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira is a Brazilian mixed martial artist that competed in the featherweight division of the UFC. Born on October 17, 1989, he initially fought in small Brazilian promotions before he moved in the UFC in 2010. He currently seats at the 7th spot of the official UFC rankings in the featherweight division.
He began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at age 12 and won a major title as a white belt showing superb martial arts skills in 2003. His early MMA beginnings were in Brazil where he remained undefeated after 12 consecutive fights with six KO and five submissions. He even managed to win several consecutive fights in a single night.
He debuted in the professional MMA scene at the Predador FC 9 – Welterweight Grand Prix and won against Jackson Pontes via a rear-naked choke submission. He remained undefeated even when he transferred in the Korea Fighting as well as in the ROC, Eagle Fighting Championship and even at the Warriors Challenge. His debut match in the UFC Live 2 against Darren Elkins was also a success via an armbar submission.
He remained undefeated from 2008 to 2010 with a record of 14-0 before he was defeated by Jim Miller on the UFC 124. He also suffered losses against Cub Wanson at the UFC 152 and from Frankie Edgar in UFC 162. His latest fight was also a loss due to a TKO from Max Holloway. He is about to face Myles Jury on the UFC on Fox 17 on December 19, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.