Opinion: Can Charles Oliveira knock out Justin Gaethje?

Charles Oliveira takes on Justin Gaethje at UFC 274 on May 7 inn Phoenix, Arizona.

The bout will mark the second title defense of Oliveira's gold! 

Justin Gaethje is regarded as one of the fiercest punchers in the UFC. Gaethje's incredible KO power speaks volume about his striking prowess.


However, it will be easier said than done against Charles Oliveira, who has time and again showed his ability to bounce back from adversity.

Charles Oliveira has grown a penchant for coming out victoriously despite getting rocked and stunned in the beginning, only to come out with his hand raised.


The same was the case with Oliveira's title win over Michael Chandler. And something similar happened against Dustin Poirier as well.


What changed for Charles Oliveira?

Charles Oliveira has become more self-aware now than he has ever been after he gets hurt! 

It won't be wrong to say that Oliveira has shown a sense of "quit" in him in the past. He would just crumble in the face of adversity, and seemingly accept defeat after getting hurt.


Charles Oliveira has grown leaps and bounds in his tenured career as a UFC fighter. Moreover, his ability to adapt, and thrive under pressure is next to none.

As easy as Gaethje might think it is to hurt Oliveira, it has become incredibly difficult to stop him. Having triumphed over the likes of Tony Ferguson, Michael Chandler, and Dustin Poirier, it will be a job easier said than done for Justin Gaethje to knock out the lightweight champion.