UFC light-weight champion Charles Oliveira already has a mural in his native Guaruja, Brazil simply days after incomes the title at UFC 262.
After incomes the knockout win over Michael Chandler for the UFC light-weight title at UFC 262, Charles Oliveira is already having fun with the champion life in his native Brazil.
Simply days following the occasion, Brazilian artist Wilis Cavalcante created a mural masterpiece of Oliveira that rapidly went viral on social media. Oliveira visited the mural throughout his journey to his hometown earlier this week following the championship win.
Oliveira rose to the highest of the UFC light-weight division following an eight-fight successful streak. This consists of wins over former interim title challengers Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee.
Charles Oliveira is one in every of many UFC champions who’ve been celebrated and commemorated in Brazil
Charles Oliveira just isn’t the one UFC star to have a mural of himself in Brazil created by Cavalcante. Former champions Petr Yan and Ronda Rousey are only a few of the elite athletes who’ve graced Brazil’s spray-paint corridor of fame.
The mural is measured at 1,070 sq. ft and took simply 24 hours for Cavalcante to finish. The artist had so much to say in regards to the newest addition to his mural portfolio in an interview with MMA Combating.
“I’ve all the time needed to color one thing about Charles and didn’t even take into consideration the battle that was arising,” Cavalcante stated. “I awoke on Sunday with out understanding the results of the battle. I obtained loads of texts saying he gained and it was a lot celebration. I watched some highlights of the battle and went again to the wall to complete the mural. It was superb.”
For his first light-weight title protection, Oliveira is anticipated to tackle the winner of the Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier trilogy battle which takes place at UFC 264. No matter who wins the trilogy, Oliveira will face a tricky take a look at as he defends his throne because the UFC’s light-weight king.