At the UFC 280 event on October 22, Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev will square off for the vacant lightweight championship. Oliveira-Makhachev will serve as the main event of UFC 280, which will take place at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
In preparation for the forthcoming lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev at UFC 280, Beneil Dariush has been given backup duties. Khabib Nurmagomedov, a former UFC lightweight champion, predicts that his friend, Makhachev will face Dariush since Oliveira would not travel to Abu Dhabi.
Regardless of the challenger, Nurmagomedov is convinced Makhachev will raise his hand on October 22 at the Etihad Arena. He took to Twitter and stated, “I just think Charles Oliveira will not show up in Abu Dhabi and the UFC will replace Charles with Beneil Dariush. Regardless of who the opponent will be, @MAKHACHEVMMA is on his way to becoming the best in the world #ufc280”
I just think Charles Oliveira will not show up in Abu Dhabi and the UFC will replace Charles with Beneil Dariush.
Regardless of who the opponent will be, @MAKHACHEVMMA is on his way to becoming the best in the world #ufc280
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) September 16, 2022
Charles Oliveira has been open about his opposition to competing in Abu Dhabi. Not to mention, Something like this is out of character for the former lightweight champion. However, one can only hope that the fight takes place.
Islam Makhachev predicts exactly how he will beat Charles Oliveira
Despite not being officially recognised as the champion since he missed weight for his most recent bout, Charles Oliveira is widely regarded as the finest in the 155-pound division. Islam Makhachev will finally get the chance to wear gold for the first time in Abu Dhabi, where fans have been eagerly awaiting to watch him challenge for the UFC lightweight title.
The UFC is already stepping up the promotion for this event, and Makhachev was very clear about his goals when he responded to a social media preview. Since, he took to Twitter and stated, “First round warm up, second round drag him to deep water, third round get business done Inshallah Can’t wait for Oct 22”
First round warm up, second round drag him to deep water, third round get business done Inshallah ✅ Can’t wait for Oct 22 👊🏼 @ufc https://t.co/WaLUK0Ngtz
— Makhachev Islam (@MAKHACHEVMMA) September 14, 2022
Makhachev, a student of Khabib Nurmagomedov, mimics the techniques of the UFC Hall of Famer by dragging opponents to the ground and applying ground and pound to “smear” them. Oliveira, the greatest Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert in UFC history, has already demanded that Makhachev submit and is well aware of what Makhachev hopes to do. It goes without saying that the fight will be extremely competitive and exciting for the audience.