Charles Oliveira’s daughter is expected on April 8, the same day as his UFC 210 showdown with Will Brooks.
April 8th will be twice as special for UFC veteran Charles Oliveira. Not only will he return to the lightweight division to face former Bellator champion, Will Brooks, it’s also the date his first kid, a baby girl, is expected to be born.
As Oliveira told Combate, he wants to dedicate the win to his future daughter.
“Actually, 2016 wasn’t a good year for me, as I didn’t get any wins,” Oliveira said. “But I started to feel things would get better when I found out about the pregnancy. I’m very happy, this is a new chapter of my life and I’m sure I’ll win and dedicate it to my daughter and my family. She is expected on April 8, the same day of UFC 210. If I fought because I loved the sport, before, now I’ll fight and win to always dedicate them to my daughter.”
As for the weight class change, Oliveira says it’s still not a permanent return. He says he and his coaches will decide where to go after the Brooks match.
“I’m back at lightweight at least for this fight,” Oliveira said. “I was too young when I decided to fight professionally, I dropped to featherweight not too long ago, but I felt a big difference. I feel better at 145, but later on I’ll add more muscle mass and I might have to stay at 155. I still have a long way to go, I’ll have my arm raised by the end of the fight and then I’ll talk to my coaches about whether or not I’ll move back to featherweight. I always fought the toughest guys, I ask for them and I’ll keep showing my aggression inside the Octagon.”
Charles Oliveira will face Will Brooks at UFC 210 in Buffalo, New York. The card will be headlined by light heavyweight title fight between champion Daniel Cormier and top contender, Anthony Johnson.