Charles “Mask” Lewis
Charles Oliveria is a Brazilian pro mixed martial arts fighter. He currently competes at the Lightweight level for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A top competitor since 2021, he primarily fought in smaller local promotions before his big move to the UFC last year. Charles has been tattooed variously, but mostly on the shoulder, back, leg and stomach.
Charles first gained attention due to his excellent physique. Prior to fighting in the UFC, however, he was a professional surf player. In fact, he even surfs for a living! This gave him the idea that he could combine surfing with fighting. He has several tattoos of famous surfers including Patrick Mariner, Brian Cook, John Joe Waterman and Billy Robinson.
Charles Oliveria’s striking ability is top notch. He can knock out virtually anyone who stands up in his fight, including wrestlers. He even did a little fighting on MTV’s “rowdy” list. Clearly, this is a man who will give it his all.
Charles has a very interesting background in mixed martial arts. He has a black belt in Judo, although the details are unclear. He spent three years in military service. After leaving the army he trained in Brazilian jiu jitsu under Luiz Gracie. He even trademarked the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu logo while working with the UFC.
Charles’ best asset is undoubtedly his strength. He throws numerous kicks at his opponents with great power. Some are spinning and others are straight. Charles uses his strength to toss his opponents off balance and into the canvas. He also employs a submission hold that is akin to a trampoline from a seated position. Most fighters have no idea what he is doing.
Charles Oliveria does not rely solely on uppercuts. He peppers his strikes with knees, elbows, and head butts. He also employs a variety of submission holds from top position. Because he throws so many strikes, he needs excellent conditioning to make them count.
The father of the Brazilian juggler, Renato “Cigano” Serrano, once challenged IRS to a match. Though IRS won the match, Serrano made it a point to test his strength and conditioning with various training methods. In his book, Serrano relates the story of how he was literally dragged down the aisle by Cigano, whom he had never seen before in his life. Through diligent practice, Cigano learned how to box like Charles Oliveria, who he describes as the greatest boxer of all time.
Charles Oliveria is an incredible athlete. He has trained with some of the best in the world. When Oliveria battles Rich Price on television, you can be sure that this will be a close fight. This is one man who is not afraid to take his opponent down and put him on his back, even though Price is much bigger and stronger. When these two fighters do meet in a match, the winner will undoubtedly be Cigano.
Cigano’s ability to absorb and deflect blows are what enable him to withstand significant damage. He is considered to be one of the hardest-hitting fighters in the world. His uncanny ability to recover and defend punches has earned him the titles of Lightweight and Heavyweight Champion.
Charles Oliveria is not just an outstanding fighter, but he is also an exceptional trainer. During his time as a professional boxer, he trained a variety of fighters from around the world including Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Evander Holyfield, George Foreman, and many others. As a trainer, he has developed many successful techniques. Many of these techniques have been employed by the likes of Muhammad Ali, Evander Holyfield, and Rocky Marciano. Charles Oliveria is truly a great trainer.
Charles “Mask” Lewis is another accomplished fighter with a colorful past. Lewis boxed professionally for several years, winning a unification title in 1997. After retirement, Lewis entered into the world of broadcasting. He has been involved in broadcasting for the better part of twenty-five years. During this time, he has provided boxing analysis for numerous radio stations. He has also created several audio books that have been sold throughout the United States and throughout the world.
Charles Oliveria is one of the most accomplished all time competitors in the professional realm of boxing. He is a true all rounder who can take on anyone in the ring with his boxing skills. Oliveria is the perfect example of what it means to be a professional boxer. He is a dedicated, hard working, and passionate trainer. Charles “Mask” Lewis is a true professional who is a great ambassador for boxing.