Charles ‘Do Bronx’ Oliveira Injury Update

By: Mike Fridley
Aug 26, 2015
Following frightening news that Charles Oliveira had suffered a micro-tear to his esophagus against Max Holloway Aug. 23 at UFC Fight Night “Holloway vs. Oliveira” in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the 25-year-old Brazilian has been released from the hospital.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship issued an update on the fighter’s condition:

“UFC featherweight Charles Oliveira has been released from medical care in Saskatoon today and will be traveling home tomorrow. Preliminary test results for major chest, neck or throat injuries were negative and Oliveira will have a follow up appointment with his local physician upon returning home. Oliveira is in good spirits and appreciates the support he’s received from his fans during this time.”

In one of the strangest endings in recent memory, Holloway (14-3, 10-3 UFC) was giftwrapped a technical knockout at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night headliner in just 99 seconds as Oliveira (20-5, 8-5 UFC) dropped levels for a double-leg takedown. As the Brazilian stood after having the attempt stuffed, he grabbed his neck area and sunk to the floor to signal that he was done.

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Anatomically speaking, the esophagus is a tube found in the human throat that food passes through as it goes from the mouth to the digestive system. According to the New York Times, while perforations are rare, they are normally treated with a splint for minor tears at the top of the esophagus and surgery when the perforation is located at the middle or bottom of the organ.

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