Pimblett Makes His Pick For Charles Oliveira/Islam Makhachev

Paddy Pimblett has weighed in on the highly anticipated UFC lightweight title matchup between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev. Oliveira and Makhachev will battle for the vacant lightweight title in the UFC 280 headliner on Oct. 22. The event marks…

Paddy Pimblett has weighed in on the highly anticipated UFC lightweight title matchup between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev. Oliveira and Makhachev will battle for the vacant lightweight title in the UFC 280 headliner on Oct. 22. The event marks the UFC’s return to Fight Island and will be capped off by one of the…

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Till Jokes About Cormier’s Commentary Bias, DC Unamused

It seems that Daniel Cormier is getting tired of people questioning his ability to commentate for his own teammates, especially if that person is Darren Till. In recent times the hot thing to do in MMA communities appears to be complaining about the UF…

It seems that Daniel Cormier is getting tired of people questioning his ability to commentate for his own teammates, especially if that person is Darren Till. In recent times the hot thing to do in MMA communities appears to be complaining about the UFC’s commentary, particularly between Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan. All it takes…

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Makhachev Responds To Oliveira Saying “Arrogance” Will Kill Him

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev has responded after he and his team were branded “arrogant” by upcoming opponent Charles Oliveira. At UFC 280, the 155-pound weight class will have a champion again, with the title currently vacant …

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev has responded after he and his team were branded “arrogant” by upcoming opponent Charles Oliveira. At UFC 280, the 155-pound weight class will have a champion again, with the title currently vacant following Oliveira’s weight miss prior to May’s UFC 274 pay-per-view. While victory at that event secured “Do Bronx”…

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Khabib Shares Odds Percentage That Oliveira Beats Makhachev

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has given a damning assessment of Charles Oliveira’s chances of securing a victory at UFC 280. Having been stripped of his title at UFC 274 following a weight miss, and subsequently ensuring tha…

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has given a damning assessment of Charles Oliveira’s chances of securing a victory at UFC 280. Having been stripped of his title at UFC 274 following a weight miss, and subsequently ensuring that the belt remained without an owner by submitting Justin Gaethje, “Do Bronx” has his sights set…

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Islam Makhachev claims Charles Oliveira was forced to take UFC 280 fight, Michael Chandler poised to step in

Islam Makhachev, Charles Oliveira, Michael ChandlerIslam Makhachev will face Charles Oliveira for the vacant lightweight belt on Oct.22 at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi. The native of Dagestan has stated Oliveira was forced to take the fight, otherwise, Michael Chandler would have been given the shot.  During an appearance on ESPN’s “DC&RC”, the 30-year-old revealed that the UFC gave Oliveira […]

Islam Makhachev, Charles Oliveira, Michael Chandler

Islam Makhachev will face Charles Oliveira for the vacant lightweight belt on Oct.22 at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi. The native of Dagestan has stated Oliveira was forced to take the fight, otherwise, Michael Chandler would have been given the shot. 

During an appearance on ESPN’s “DC&RC”, the 30-year-old revealed that the UFC gave Oliveira an ultimatum. The Brazilian native would fight Makhachev for the interim belt or Chandler would get the opportunity. Makhachev says that’s the only reason Oliveira accepted the fight. 

“He said, ‘Islam has to fight one more time,’ or something like this but UFC tell him, ‘Hey, if you don’t take this fight, we’re going to give a chance to Michael Chandler. That’s why he take this fight,” Makhachev said. 

Oliveira was stripped of his lightweight title due to missing weight ahead of his UFC 274 matchup against Justin Gaethje. The 32-year-old earned a submission win to extend his win streak to 11.

Post-fight, Oliveira expressed interest in making history. He called for fights against Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz on the same night. 

Islam Makhachev didn’t take too kindly to Oliveira’s proposal

With a long win streak of his own, Makhachev believes he’s the true No.1 contender. 

“For me, this is embarrassing when UFC lightweight champion asks [for] someone like Nate Diaz or Conor McGregor, who won like five years ago. Nobody remembers when these guys won some fights,” Makhachev said. “He tried to call [out] Diaz and McGregor but he forgot my name. When they asked about me, he say ‘I need money’ or something like this but when he fought Dustin [Poirier] or Justin Gaethje, he didn’t think about money.” 

Oliveira has a 33-8 record in MMA. His last four wins have come against Justin Gaethje, Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson. He has earned finishes in 10 of his last 11 fights. 

Makhachev (22-1) has climbed the ranks of the lightweight division since his UFC debut in 2015. He has won 11 of his last 12 fights. The American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) pupil has picked up wins over Bobby Green, Dan Hooker, Thiago Moisés, and Drew Dober. 

Makhachev is looking to become AKA’s next champion. Fighters like Khabib Nurmagomedov, Daniel Cormier, Cain Velasquez and Luke Rockhold have trained at the San Jose gym and achieved their dream of claiming UFC gold. Oliveira will undoubtedly be the biggest test in Makhachev’s career to date. The winner will have bragging rights and become the undisputed king of the 155lb division.

Makhachev Reveals Only Reason Oliveira Accepted UFC 280 Bout

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev feels his upcoming title fight against Charles Oliveira came to fruition for only one reason. Makhachev and Oliveira will square off in the UFC 280 headliner on Oct. 22. The two top lightweight contenders will …

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev feels his upcoming title fight against Charles Oliveira came to fruition for only one reason. Makhachev and Oliveira will square off in the UFC 280 headliner on Oct. 22. The two top lightweight contenders will battle for the now-vacant lightweight title after Oliveira was stripped of the belt earlier this…

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