Charles Oliveira da Silva, known as Charles Oliveira, is a Brazilian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. Born on October 17, 1989 in Guarujá, Brazil, Oliveira is known for his skill in grappling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Oliveira began his mixed martial arts career in 2008 and fought in several promotions before signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2010. Since then, he has had a successful career in the UFC, competing in the weight division light and featherweight. Oliveira is known for his record of submission victories in UFC history, having submitted many opponents with his Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills. He also showed good striking ability and great stamina in the cage.
Throughout his UFC career, Oliveira has faced some of the best fighters his weight and has shown that he has the ability to adapt to different fighting styles. He demonstrated great determination and perseverance, remaining competitive despite the challenges he encountered. In 2021, Oliveira finally got his UFC title opportunity, facing Michael Chandler for the lightweight title. Oliveira won the fight by TKO in the second round, thus capturing the lightweight title. Oliveira is considered one of the best lightweight fighters in the UFC and has proven that he has the skills to retain his title and face the best opponents in his division.