Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov feels that the ground game of Charles Oliveira is not very good. Khabib was seen talking about the same in a video clip which surfaced a few months back on YouTube.
Khabib is seen talking about how people are underestimating Islam Makhachev. The Russian MMA superstar also points out that Islam is going to ride Charles Oliveira.
“This is what Islam gonna do with Charles Olivera: he gonna ride him like you ride your horse. A lot of people underestimate Islam. They think Charles Oliveira have ground game. He don’t have ground game. If you tap eight times in UFC, how can you say you have ground game? You tap eight times!” (h/t MMA Mania).
Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira are set to lock horns for the UFC Lightweight title at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi on October 22,2022. The fight has already captured the attention of everyone involved and a string of fighters have given their take on the showdown as well.
While some fighters have sided with Oliveira, others have sided with Islam Makhachev, making it one of the most exciting fights in recent times.
The Winning Streaks
Both the fighters are coming into the fight on the back of impressive winning streaks. Makhachev is on a 10-fight winning streak right now while Oliveira is on an 11-fight winning streak. The winner of the fight will also be crowned as the new UFC Lightweight champion.
The title is currently vacant after the UFC stripped Charles Oliveira for not making weight ahead of his fight against Justin Gaethje.
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