UFC’s Charles Oliveira Awarded 3rd Degree On BJJ Black Belt

Upcoming UFC Lightweight Title contender Charles ‘do Bronx’ Oliveira has earned the third degree on his BJJ black belt. This comes just weeks before he goes for the UFC Lightweight Title against Michael Chandler at UFC 262. The title was previously held by the notorious and now-retired Khabib Nurmagamedov.

The UFC fighter shares the news on social media along with a video of him being promoted by Jorge ‘Macaco’ Patino and Carlos Tavela. Oliveira shares on Twitter: @charlesdobronxs : Hey! Quick update here… 2day I got my 3rd degree. Yeah, I was promoted, by legend Jorge ‘Macaco’ Patino, and prof. Tavela. Very proud! Thanx God, thanx fans…
@revistatatame @AgFight @graciemag_br @luis_coutinho @bokamotoESPN @KevinI”

Charles Oliveira receiving 3rd degree from Jorge Patino and Carlos Tavela.
Instagram: @charlesdobronxs “Só gratidão meu 3 grau na minha faixa preta
Obrigado @jorgepatinomacaco @carlos.tavela estou muito feliz DNA MACACO @macacogoldteamoficial @macacogoldteamguaruja @charlesoliveiragoldteam”

Charles Oliveira: Serial Submission Hunter

Jorge Patino awarded Charles Oliveira his black belt in May of 2010. Oliveira most recently took home a big win at UFC 256 against Tony Ferguson in December of last year via unanimous decision, carrying on a winning streak that stands eight fights long. Oliveira heavily incorporates his grappling skills into his MMA career, the proof is in the results of him taking nineteen of his thirty wins via submission. This makes Oliveira the fighter who has racked up the most submission wins in UFC history – a grappling legend.

Congratulations on earning your third degree Charles, and best of luck for the Lightweight Title fight bout Vs Michael Chandler at UFC 262. The fight is an absolutely stacked card and will take place on 15 May 2021. Will the submission hunter be able to add another fight to his win streak and to his UFC sub record? Tune in to find out.

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Lucy Wynne

BJJ Purple Belt living in London, England. I began training BJJ back in 2017, when I was at university, and have trained ever since. #OSS Instagram: @journowynne

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