Charles Oliveira has been inside the UFC for more than a decade now. The Brazilian fighter has time and again proved his credibility inside the Octagon. He is currently on an eight-fight win streak and is set to take on Michael Chandler for the vacant UFC’s lightweight championship this weekend at UFC 262. Needless to say, Oliveira’s winnings streak and his dominant performance over Tony Ferguson have earned him the title shot, and the Brazilia fighter will look to make the most of it going against an equally dangerous opponent in the form of Michael Chandler.
Ahead of what promises to be an exciting match-up, and Charles Oliveira’s biggest fight of his career, let’s take a look at his fight purse for the Tony Ferguson bout back at UFC 256.
Charles Oliveira will headline the first UFC PPV of his MMA career
Charles Oliveira made a whopping $250,000 for his appearance against Tony Ferguson in the co-main event of UFC 256. The Brazilian fighter has competed in 39 professional fights and has earned his spot at the championship opportunity. The amount included Oliveira’s winning bonus, making it the highest payday of his career.
In what was a dominant performance from start to finish, Oliveira dominated the former interim champion. At one point in the fight, Oliveira seemingly finished Ferguson with a vicious arm-bar, however, El Cucuy was able to survive and kept his nerve till the final bell. Oliveira accepted to fight Ferguson on two months’ notice and triumphed in arguably the biggest fight of his career with a performance worthy of a title shot.
This weekend he will walk down to his 40th professional appearance at just 32 years of age. Needless to say, the future is bright for the Brazilian fighter who has proved his credibility inside the Octagon with big wins over the likes of Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee.
Charles Oliveira has raked in almost $800,000 through post-fight bonuses alone in his UFC career. The UFC lightweight holds the record for most number submission wins and performance bonuses in the UFC’s lightweight division.