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A huge mural was created in honor of Charles Oliveira

It’s only been a few dozen hours since Charles Oliveira became the new UFC Champion, and is already a big star in Brazil.

Charles Oliveira last night dealt with Michael Chandler at UFC 262 and became the new lightweight champion of the largest MMA organization in the world. The player grew up in the poverty district of the city of Guaruja, Brazil, and is well known to every local. After the victory and winning the world championship, a special mural was created in Charles’ hometown – Guaruja, which honored his achievement.

The work was painted by Wilis Cavalcante.

I’ve always wanted to paint something related to Charles, but I didn’t even know he was fighting for the championship now. I found a big wall and started to paint, finally found out that he was fighting for the championship. On Sunday I got the message that Oliveira was the champion, so I ran quickly to finish the picture – says the artist for MMAFighting.

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