Over the years, Charles Oliveira has made a name for himself in the UFC”s lightweight division with incredible performances inside the Octagon. Oliveira has time and again proved his credibility inside the Octagon and the UFC veteran is currently riding on an eight-fight win-streak. Oliveira has competed in 40 professional fights and currently reigns as the undisputed champion of the UFC’s lightweight division.
Oliveira put up an incredible performance against former two-time Bellator lightweight champion to earn to second-round TKO win to become UFC history’s 11th lightweight champion of the world.
Let’s take a look at some of the most incredible performances of Charles Oliveira’s UFC career and figure out how much the Brazilian fighter has earned through post-fight bonuses.
Charles Oliveira holds the record for most UFC bonuses
Charles Oliveira made his UFC debut back in August of 2010. The Brazilian fighter was just 21 at the time and put on a show in his UFC debut with a first-round submission win over Darren Elkins. Oliveira earned his first post-fight bonus in his UFC debut, picking up the Submission of the Night bonus award.
While he missed weight in his next fight, Oliveira put up yet another Submission of the Night outing against Efrain Escudero. However, after suffering back-to-back losses against Jim Miller and Donald Cerrone, Oliveira decided to move down to the featherweight division and jumped back to the winning column with yet another Submission of the Night performance against Eric Wisely.
Charles Do Bronx Oliveira made his UFC debut in the featherweight division
Despite several ups and downs, Oliveira managed to prove his credibility once again with a hard-fought Fight of the Night performance against Frankie Edgar. Despite the loss, Oliveira earned praise for his resilience inside the Octagon. Oliveira would go on to win back-to-back Performance of the Night bonuses against Andy Ogle and Hatsu Hioki next.
He would go on to become one of the very few fighters to earn the Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night bonus award in the same fight with a third-round submission win over Nik Lentz. However, a freakish neck injury against Max Holloway would lead to his fifth loss inside the Octagon, halting his incredible rise in the featherweight division.
It would be a while before Oliveira would pick another bonus to his name. After back-to-back submission losses against Anthony Pettis and Ricardo Lamas, Oliveira would jump back to the lightweight division in a spectral fashion. Another post-fight bonus-worthy performance against Will Brooks would bring Charles Oliveira’s post-fight bonus awards to 10.
The TKO loss against Paul Felder marks Oliveira’s last loss inside the Octagon. Since then, he has picked up eight straight victories to his name with the most recent win coming against former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson. Charles Oliveria would go on to pick up the post-fight bonus award against Clay Guida, David Teymur, Jim Miller, Christos Giagos, Jared Gordon, and Kevin Lee.
Charles Oliveira stepped it up with another bonus to his name, as he took home a whopping $75,000 for his Performance of the Night outing against Michael Chandler in the main event of UFC 262 to become the UFC’s lightweight champion.
With 17 post-fight bonus awards, Charles Oliveira tops the list of most bonuses in UFC. Additionally, he also holds the record for most submission wins in UFC history.
How much has Oliveira earned from post-fight bonuses?
If we take into account the $50,000 prize money for post-fight bonus awards, and the $75,000 from his incredible performance against Michael Chandler, Charles Oliveira has raked in 875,000 from bonus alone. Oliveira has raked in near to a million inside the UFC with just post-fight awards.
Needless to say, Charles Oliveira’s spectacular performances have kept him at the top of the division despite having been in the UFC for more than a decade.