Khabib Nurmagomedov might just be the most dominant champion in UFC history. With an unbeaten record of 27-0, Khabib Nurmagomedov has cemented his legacy as the greatest lightweight of all time. However, the era of Khabib Nurmagomedov is over now as Charles Oliveira currently rules the lightweight division.
Charles Oliveira has been on an incredible winning streak in the UFC lightweight division. He has beaten some of the best fighters in the division such as Tony Ferguson, Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier.
After winning the belt, Oliveira not only defended the title against Poirier he put on a better performance than Khabib Nurmagomedov did against Poirier. And that does bring in an argument of whether Charles Oliveira is a better fighter than Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Well, Oliveria’s next fight will certainly help the fans decide whether Oliveira could have beaten Nurmagomedov. Charles Oliveira takes on Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 274.
Justin Gaethje is coming off an impressive win over Michael Chandler. However, Gaethje has not been very active since his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC back in 2020. On the other hand, Oliveria has fought top UFC lightweights on his way to the top. So it would be intriguing to see whether Oliveria can deal with the pressure and power of Justin Gaethje.
UFC 274, Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje Full Card
Besides the lightweight title fight, UFC 274 features an exciting co-main event between Shogun Rua and Ovince Saint Preux. It also features Donald Cerrone vs Joe Lauzon, Blagoy Ivanov vs de Lima, Randy Brown vs Khaos Williams, Macy Chiasson vs Norma Dumont, Brandon Royval vs Matt Schnell, Francisco Trinaldo vs Danny Roberts.
UFC 274 takes place in Phoenix, Arizona at Footprint Center on May 7.