A true finisher: 7 of Charles Oliveira’s best fight-ending sequences

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A true finisher: 7 of Charles Oliveira’s best fight-ending sequences

It’s no surprise Charles Oliveira picked up another finish Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 22. What may have surprised some people, however, is the manner in which he did it.

Ever-evolving, Oliveira (28-8 MMA, 16-8 UFC) brutally floored Jared Gordon (15-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) with an uppercut en route to an 86-second knockout victory in Sao Paulo.

A 37-fight veteran, Oliveira has picked up the first two TKO finishes of his career in his last two appearances – which speaks to his versatility. Over the span of his 25-fight UFC tenure, Oliveira has won by six different methods of submission.

Oliveira is the record holder for most submission victories in UFC history. He’s sitting in second all time for most finishes overall, and he’s tied for second all time in performance bonuses. Suffice to say, Oliveira has become much-see TV.

Check out seven of Oliveira’s best UFC finishes in the video below:

Finishes featured include:

  • Aug. 1, 2010 vs. Darren Elkins (first-round armbar)
  • Jan. 28, 2012 vs. Eric Wisely (first-round reverse calf-slicer)
  • June 28, 2014 vs. Hatsu Hioki (second-round anaconda choke)
  • June 9, 2018 vs. Clay Guida (first-round guillotine choke)
  • Dec. 15, 2018 vs. Jim Miller (first-round rear-naked choke)
  • Feb. 2, 2019 vs. David Teymur (second-round anaconda choke)
  • May 18, 2019 vs. Nik Lentz (second-round TKO via punches)

A true finisher: 7 of Charles Oliveira's best fight-ending sequences