Charles Oliveira Career Earnings (purse, payouts) + Net Worth

Charles Oliveira is the current champion in the UFC’s Lightweight division. Also known as, “do Bronx”, he is one of the most consistent and lethal fighters in his division. 

After making an unremarkable start, Charles (31-8-0) was looking doubtful for a future in the UFC. However, Oliveira did very well to turn things around and finally became Lightweight champion. Currently, Charles is one of the explosive fighters on the roster and has one of the highest finish probabilities. 

Known for his fearless striking and his wide variety of finishes, Oliveira is sure to have made good money from his fights. Thus, the only question in people’s minds will be: How much did he earn? Well, let’s examine what are Charles Oliveira career earnings through salary, purse, payouts, bonuses, incentive pay, sponsorship & what his net worth is.

Charles Oliveira of Brazil punches Tony Ferguson in their lightweight bout during the UFC 256 event at UFC APEX on December 12, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)

Before we begin, here are some important things to keep in mind. Firstly, Nevada State Athletic Commission does not release fighter pay, so none of the following payout data for the event is official. However, we can estimate a fighter’s pay info by looking at their previous, officially-released salaries.

Secondly, Charles’ salary, incentive pay, and PPV revenue from his upcoming fight with Dustin Poirier are yet to be released. Hence, you can check back here for updates. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.

Charles Oliveira Career Earnings

Charles Oliveira of Brazil punches Michael Chandler in their UFC lightweight championship bout at Toyota Center on May 15, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Credits: Getty Images)
Fighter Result Base Salary  Win Bonus  Performance Bonus/ PPV Revenue Incentive Pay/ Sponsorships Total 
Michael Chandler W $250,000 $100,000 $175,000 $32,000 $557,000
Tony Ferguson W $115,000 $115,000 $0 $20,000 $250,000
Kevin Lee W $127,200 $110,000 $50,000 $20,000 $324,400
Jared Gordon W $105,000 $105,000 $50,000 $20,000 $280,000
Nik Lentz W $100,000 $100,000 $0 $20,000 $220,000
David Teymur W $95,000 $95,000 $50,000 $20,000 $260,000
Jim Miller W $90,000 $90,000 $50,000 $20,000 $250,000
Christos Giagos W $85,000 $85,000 $50,000 $20,000 $240,000
Clay Guida W $50,000 $50k $50,000 $15,000 $165,000
Paul Felder L $44,000 $0 $0 $15,000 $59,000
Will Brooks W $42,000 $42,000 $50,000 $15,000 $149,000
Ricardo Lamas L $42,000 $0 ($12,600) $15,000 $44,400
Anthony Pettis L $42,000 $0 $0 $15,000 $57,000
Myles Jury W $37,000 $37,000 ($7,400) $15,000 $81,600
Max Holloway L $37,000 $0 $0 $10,000 $47,000
Nik Lentz W $32,000 $32,000 $100,000 $25,000 $189,000
Jeremy Stephens W $27,000 $27,000 ($2,700) $25,000 $76,300
Hatsu Hioki W $24,000 $24,000 $50,000 $25,000 $123,000
Andy Ogle W $21,000 $21,000 $50k $25,000 $117,000
Frankie Edgar L $21,000 $0 $50,000 $25,000 $96,000
Cub Swanson L $18,000 $0 $0 $25,000 $43,000
Jonathan Brookins W $16,000 $16,000 $0 $20,000 $52,000
Eric Wisely W $12,000 $12,000 $65,000 $20,000 $109,000
Donald Cerrone L $12,000 $0 $0 $20,000 $32,000
Nik Lentz NC $10,000 $10,000 $50k $15,000 $85,000
Jim Miller L $10,000 $0 $0 $15,000 $25,000
Efrain Escudero W $8,000 $8,000 $40,000 $10,000 $66,000
Darren Elkins W $6,000 $6,000 $40,000 $10,000 $62,000

Total UFC Earnings: $4,059,300 ($4.05 million) 

A Glance at Charles Oliveira Asset Accumulation

Name Charles Oliveira 
Age 32 years old ( Born 1989)
Net Worth $4.5-5 million 
Status Active 
Salary $557,000 (last fight vs Michael Chandler)
Source of Wealth UFC Career, Endorsements 
Endorsements  Reebok, Venum, BetCombat, Digipower USA, BMW, MHP, Maximum, Forcefield, Nutricon, Botupharma, KoreHealth, AthletiCBD, and more.
Endorsement Earnings $500,000
Marital Status  Married to Talita Roberta Pereira
Residence São Paulo, Brazil‎
Charities N/A

What is Charles Oliveira Net Worth in 2021?

According to our research, Charles Oliveira’s Net Worth sits at around $4.5-5 million in 2021. For the most part, Charles makes most of his killing plying his trade inside the Octagon but also from his lucrative endorsement deals. Currently, the Brazilian fighter is sponsored by Venum, BetCombat, Digipower USA, BMW, MHP, Maximum, Forcefield, Nutricon, Botupharma, KoreHealth, AthletiCBD, and more.

As mentioned above, Oliveira’s earnings from UFC ( includes pay, salaries, earnings, bonuses) amount to $4,059,300. However, Charles began his career fighting in WC, EFC, FCF, ROC, JF, KF, Predator FC.  Thus, if we take into account the prize money from these fights, Charles’s earnings from MMA amount to about $4 million.

With his career still blooming, the 32-year-olds influence is expected to keep increasing,  making him a very marketable athlete. As such, you can expect a significant increase in Justin’s endorsement earnings in the coming years. Moreover, “do Bronx” will look to increase his Net Worth, even more, when he takes on Dustin Poirier at UFC 269. 

Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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