How many title defenses does Charles Oliveira have?

Last Modified Apr 15, 2024 05:29 GMT
UFC 274: Oliveira v Gaethje
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Charles' Do Bronx' Oliveira made his professional MMA debut in 2008, and ever since, the 34-year-old fighter has managed to climb the ranks and stay at the top as the No. 1 ranked contender in the UFC lightweight division. He is a former lightweight champion of the promotion. For his previous outing, Oliveira lost against Arman Tsarukyan at UFC 300 on April 13, 2024.


How many title defenses does Charles Oliveira have?


Charles Oliveira has had only 1 UFC lightweight title defense in his career. He made his title defense against Dustin Poirier on December 11, 2021, at UFC 269 in Las Vegas, United States.



The duo fought for three rounds before Oliveira clutched Poirier in a rear naked choke in the round and forced him to submit to win the bout.



Charles Oliveira's Top Fights



UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler


Charles Oliveira had his first shot at the vacant title at UFC 262 against Michael Chandler on May 15, 2021.


'Do Bronx' TKO'd Chandler at 0:19 in the second round.





UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje


Just before making his second title defense against Justin Gaethje, Oliveira was stripped of the Championship as he missed weight. And hence only Gaethje would be eligible for the title.


However, Oliveira submitted Justin Gaethje via a rear naked choke at 3:22 in the first round on May 7, 2022, at UFC 274.





UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev


On October 22, 2022, Charles Oliveira faced Islam Makhachev for the vacant UFC lightweight title and lost the bout via submission in the second round in Abu Dhabi.





*Last updated on April 15, 2024

FAQs on Charles Oliveira Title Defenses

A. Charles Oliveira has only one UFC lightweight title defense in his career, against Dustin Poirier at UFC 269. 


A. He has lost 10 fights.

A. He has a professional record of 34 wins, 10 losses, and 1 no-contest.

A. He is ranked No. 7 in UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings.

A. He is 34 years old.

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