Charles Oliveira Height - How Tall is He Really?

"There's no denying it, I'm one of the best in the world, the belt's going to be mine."

~ Charles Oliveira

Charles Oliveira came into the spotlight after his surprisingly dominant win over MMA legend Tony Ferguson - though he has been fighting for a long time. First fighting to get out of the favelas, out of poverty, and now fighting for the belt. Nobody thought he had it in him, but he just hanged around and proved everyone wrong. His life is an inspirational story just like Francis Ngannou's.

About Charles Oliveira's Real Height

UFC and various websites on the internet list Mr. Oliveira at 5'10". After we compared him to some other fighters - the listing seemed accurate enough - if a bit low. Usually, the fighters are shown to be a bit bigger than they really are, but that's clearly not true in Charles Oliveira's case. He seems to be taller than his listing - it seems he is just as tall as Tony Ferguson - thus among the tallest fighters in the lightweight division.

The real height of Charles Oliveira is 

5'10.5" or 179 cm

Michael Chandler, Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Charles Oliveira and Nate Diaz height comparison
Michael Chandler (5'7" 5'6.5"), Conor McGregor (5'8.5"), Dustin Poirier (5'9"), Khabib Nurmagomedov (5'9"), Charles Oliveira (5'10.5"), and Nate Diaz (6'0.5")

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'10.75"
Vietnam 5'4.5" 4'11"
India 5'5.5" 5"
Mexico 5'6.5" 5'1.5"
China 5'6.5" 5'1.5"
Japan 5'7.5" 5'2.5"
South Korea 5'8" 5'3"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3.5"
Spain 5'9" 5'4"
France 5'9.25" 5'4"
United States 5'9.25" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9.5" 5'4"
Canada 5'10" 5'4.5"
Australia 5'10" 5'4.5"
Germany 5'10.5" 5'4.5"
Sweden 5'11" 5'6"
Netherlands 5'11.5" 5'6.5"
Dinka people of South Sudan 6" 5'7"

Data collected more or less from Wikipedia and some other sources. All heights are supposed to belong to relatively young people of the urban areas, so they may come out slightly over the real average height. Expect a slight discrepancy from real life.

"I showed that once again a guy from the 'favela,' from the community, it taking over the world"

~ Charles Oliveira