Charles Oliveira has been making opponents tap out since day one.
“Do Bronx,” currently a top lightweight contender in the UFC, shared a video on Tuesday of his first amateur MMA fight from November 2007. The clip is a short one as it takes Oliveira seconds to bring the fight to the mat and expertly apply an armbar for the finish.
Nov. 2007— Charles Oliveira (@CharlesDoBronxs) December 29, 2020
My first [amateur] MMA competition.
Minha primeira luta [amadora] de MMA#MMA #ufcnocombate #espnplus @ufc @UFCBrasil @raphamarinho @BigMarcel24 @Grabaka_Hitman @alonsopvt @guicruzzz @arielhelwani @AgFight @mma_kings @TATAMEMAGAZINE @graciemag_br @OlivarLeite1 pic.twitter.com/xt0vRYsUR4
It was an appropriate start to the MMA career of Oliveira, who owns the record for most UFC submissions with 14. He joined the UFC in 2010 as a featherweight, but after struggling to make weight on multiple occasions he made a permanent move up to 155 pounds.
While his most recent win at UFC 256 did not end in a submission, Oliveira (30-8, 1 NC) earned a lopsided decision over perennial contender Tony Ferguson to score his eighth straight win and set himself up for a massive 2021 campaign.