Charles Oliveira Next Fight: 3 Opponent Options For ‘Do Bronx’ Including Justin Gaethje

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The Charles Oliveira next fight news should arrive in the near future, while his legion of fans waits, we offer up three opponent options for his UFC return and look back at his disappointing split-decision loss at UFC 300 in April.

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Who will Charles Oliveira next fight be against?

Following a frustrating loss to fast-rising star Arman Tsarukyan at UFC 300, “Do Bronx” has fallen a few spots back in the contender line and will not have to win a fight or two to get back into title contention. That is why for his next bout matchups with Justin Gaethje, Rafael Fiziev, and Renato Moicano make a lot of sense.

  • The Highlight: Gaethje and Oliveira have fought before with the Brazilian scoring a big first-round submission. With each coming off losses and wanting one more title shot, a win in a rematch could go a long way toward that goal because of both men’s name value in the division.
  • Atman: Fiziev is a fighter hovering right around the top five of lightweight. Oliveira has yet to face him and it would be a fresh booking near the top of the division.
  • Moicano: Carneiro, AKA Moicano, scored a big win at UFC 300 and is on a roll after winning three straight and five of his last six. He deserves a big-name foe next and a fight with “do Bronx” would be an action-packed war of top 10 fighters.

Charles Oliveira vs. Arman Tsarukyan recap

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While it was a hard-fought and close fight, Charles Oliveira had a tough time dealing with the outstanding wrestling of Arman Tsrukyan in their UFC 300 main card scrap in April.

What happened: Although “Do Bronx” nearly scored a submission on two occasions against Tsrukyan, the young star battled out of it both times. Beyond that, he was able to use impressive striking to set up his grappling and ground the former champion for the majority of their three-round fight. Grinding out a strong split-decision victory.

The fallout: If Oliveira wanted to get another title fight in 2024 he needed to win, so the loss to the Armenian likely means the Brazilian’s championship hopes have been pushed all the way back to 2025.

The roadmap: There are a lot of ways for the former lightweight king to go in his UFC return, but the most likely scenario is a fresh matchup against a fighter like Rafael Fiziev.

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Charles Oliveria’s UFC journey has not been a meteoric rise to the top from day one like middleweight great Israel Adesanya. The Brazilian at one point went from a top prospect to a gatekeeper. He was a lightweight who underperformed, tried and failed at featherweight, then returned as a new man at 155 pounds and became a dominant force. Oliveira’s story is one of reinvention and perseverance from specialist to well-rounded superstar.

  • Charles Oliveira Record: 34-10 (9 knockouts, 21 submissions)
  • Charles Oliveira UFC Recod: 21-10-1
  • Charles Oliveria last fight: Second-round submission loss to Islam Makhachev
  • Charles Oliveira height: 5-foot-10
  • “Do Bronx” has the record for most UFC submissions wins at 16
  • Oliveira has wins over elite Octagon stars like Dustin Poirier, Gaethje, Michael Chandler, Tony Ferguson, Jim Miller, Donald Cerrone, Clay Guida, and Beneil Dariush
  • Oliveira was stripped of his lightweight title in May 2022 after missing weight before his second title defense at UFC 274
  • Oliveira is one victory away from tying former champion Ferguson for the longest win streak in UFC lightweight history (12)

Charles Oliveira’s net worth

Money is often the greatest determiner of success in the fight game. After 14 years in the MMA, Charles Oliveira’s net worth is reported as $2.5 million.

After earning his journalism degree in 2017, Jason Burgos served as a contributor to several sites, including MMA Sucka... More about Jason Burgos

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