Charles Oliveira claims vacant UFC light-weight belt is ‘already mine’

Charles Oliveira claims vacant UFC light-weight belt is ‘already mine’


Charles Oliveira returns to the cage this October, combating in opposition to Islam Makhachev at UFC 280 for the vacant light-weight championship.

“The belt is already mine,” says Oliveira, talking via a translator. “To me, that is every other name protection.”

Winner of his remaining 11 fights, Oliveira (33-8 MMA, 21-8 UFC) has defeated a variety of elite blended martial artists right through this ongoing profitable streak. His previous 4 victories had been emphatic, convincing shows of the artwork shape. He decimated Tony Ferguson, then defeated Michael Chandler by means of TKO to win the vacant light-weight championship. His first name protection used to be impressive, tapping into his talents as a submission specialist to choke out Dustin Poirier. He did the similar in Would possibly to Justin Gaethje, which used to be supposed to be his 2nd name protection as light-weight champion – till he used to be stripped of the belt after failing to make weight.

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