‘He fought additional top-ranked opponents’ — Shevchenko surprised Oliveira is underdog to Makhachev

‘He fought additional top-ranked opponents’ — Shevchenko surprised Oliveira is underdog to Makhachev

Valentina Shevchenko is fascinated about the upcoming fight between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev, then again she is going to be capable of’t understand why ‘Do Bronx’ is the underdog.

The UFC women’s flyweight champion recognized that Oliveira has fought ‘additional top-ranked opponents’ than Makhachev then again understands that the latter might be Oliveira’s most threatening opponent to this point.

Oliveira has beaten the likes of Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje while Makhachev’s highest-profile win was once as soon as a 2021 submission victory over Dan Hooker.

Shevchenko thinks fans it will be treated to a ‘super crazy’ fight on October 22 and can’t wait to see who emerges as the new lightweight champion after Oliveira was once as soon as stripped of the establish after missing weight ahead of UFC 274.

“In reality, positive on account of Charles Oliveira, he fought additional top-ranked opponents than Islam,” Shevchenko recommended Low Kick MMA’s James Lynch when asked if she was once as soon as surprised about Oliveira being the underdog to Makhachev. “In reality yeah he fought all top warring parties inside the weight division, he beat they all and if truth be told showed that ‘positive, I belong proper right here and on account of this I cling the belt.’

“Islam, he under no circumstances had a possibility to fight anyone who’s additional ranked than him, inside the top 5 and this makes it harder to understand how the betting is going, who’s rising the ones odds then again regardless of let’s get pleasure from the fight.”

“It’s going to be a very good fight,” she mentioned earlier inside the interview. “I heard it’s going to be in Abu Dhabi. I believe it’s going to be good and great. Oliveira, he’s so dangerous then again he’s fighting like a crazy one. He’s explosive and he can beat then again he can download as well, it’s going to be cool. Islam is additional calm, additional controlled, additional searching for his 2d. When he has to fight, he’ll fight. When he has to strike, he will strike so yeah I believe it’s going to be super crazy and great fight.”

UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev takes place on October 22 at the Etihad Area in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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