Undefeated with 13 fights under his belt, Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira faced adversity right from his start in MMA. With little experience and a lot lighter than his opponents, the underdog tapped three opponents in a row at the Predador FC Grand Prix of 2008. He submitted Jackson Pontes with a rear-naked choke, finished off Viscardi Andrade by technical knockout and did the same to beat Diego Braga. It’s worth noting that the three bouts all took place on the same night.
Not unaccustomed to challenges, the beast from the coastal São Paulo town of Guarujá also turned heads on his UFC debut, with the best submission of the night, a armbar from the triangle on Darren Elkins at UFC on Versus 2.
Now the Jiu-Jitsu brown belt won’t back down on yet another mission. Charles was called on to substitute Matt Wiman – out with a broken arm – in the fight with Efrain Escudero at the September 15 UFC Fight Night 22 show in Texas. The news was confirmed by MMAWeekly.com.
Escudero is a handful and is coming off a sensational triumph over Dan Lauzon. But who could doubt the young Bronx’s abilities?
Place your bets…
Check out the card:
September 15, 2010
Nate Marquardt vs Rousimar Palhares
Efrain Escudero vs Charles do Bronx
Jim Miller vs Gleison Tibau
Cole Miller vs Ross Pearson
John Gunderson vs. Yves Edwards*
Jared Hamman vs Kyle Kingsbury
Dave Branch vs Tomasz Drwal
Rich Attonito vs Rafael Natal
David Mitchell vs Anthony Waldburger
Brian Foster vs Forrest Petz