Charles Oliveira made headlines when he earned a dominant win against Tony Ferguson at UFC 256. Following that victory, though, he demonstrated that his giving spirit was just as strong as his fighting spirit.
Oliveira revealed on social media that after his win, he went all-out in an endeavor to purchase a large amount of nonperishable food for the community of Prainha in Guarujá, Brazil. Oliveira himself has ties to the community, making the kind gesture all the more personal.
Oliveira also shared photos and videos to give his fans a glimpse into what life is like inside the favela, where families struggle with poverty and poor living conditions.
Oliveira also helped hand-deliver the food to the recipients. He says that about 500 packages of food were delivered to the community.
Brazil has been hit hard by the pandemic, with people living in favelas struggling with both COVID itself and a lack of resources. A gesture like this can help people living with unreliable food access.