Charles Oliveira and Tony Ferguson are set for the co-main event of UFC 256 in a lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As these two MMA fighters are the top most UFC fighter, this battle of UFC 256 is going to be a memorable bout. Here we will discuss some facts about Oliveira aka Do Bronx. Such as.
- Early starts of Charles Oliveira
- Sold cheese salads to make ends meet
- The origin of “Do Bronx”
- Charles Oliveira’s Professional stats & record
- Charles Oliveira loves to give back
Early starts of Charles Oliveira
The training of Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira was started when his age was only 9. After started his training, nowadays, he holds the black belt of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This runs to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt helps a lot to establish the dominant career in UFC as well as in Brazil.
According to him, the fighting profession is an everlasting dream to him, and fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) feels like a dream come true to him. Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira was becoming unstoppable after secured his very first fighting gig out of his high school.
Sold cheese salads to make ends meet
This Brazilian professional MMA fighter was born into poverty. To help his mother during his child age, he started working and sell cheese salads with his mother. With the help of this, he meets a lot of people and made friends who helped him to enter the training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. With the influence of his uncle, he manages the training free of charge as Oliveira was unable to make the payment for the training.
The origin of “Do Bronx”
The Brazilian professional MMA fighter Oliveira was very punctual at the gym in Brazil. After moved to the new gym which is Macaco Gold Gym, Oliveira known as “Do Bronx” and that was the beginning of his new name.
The people of the Macaco Gold Gym called Oliveira the “kid from the Bronx” whenever he entered. The Bronx was his old gym in Brazil. This new nickname was translated as “Do Bronx” in Portuguese. Nowadays, “Do Bronx” is stuck with Charles Oliveira as a nickname.
Charles Oliveira’s Professional stats & record
In UFC lightweight division, Oliveira holds the position of #7. His professional record is 29 wins with only 8 losses out of 37 battles. His grappling accuracy is 43% and striking accuracy is 50% in the fight. With the win against “El Cucuy”, Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira is on his seven back-to-back winning streaks. The loss against Paul Felder in ’17 was the last defeat in his professional career.
Charles Oliveira loves to give back
As he lived in poverty in his early life, “Do Bronx” has a social project to give back something for the poor children in the city of Guaruja in Brazil. In this project, he teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for free so that the poor kids don’t have to face the struggle which he faces in his childhood. Charles Oliceira believes that this project will keep the kids, who leave in poverty, on the right track in life and keep them away from downfall and crime.
Charles “Do Do Bronx” Oliceira is now in UFC lightweight division and he is very comfortable at this position. He is now looking farther in this division and wants to increase his professional record by defeating Tony Ferguson at UFC 256. Both of them are looking at this bout at UFC 256 co-main event.
Who will make the victorious in this fight?