Having shared the cage with Charles Oliveira prior to now, Michael Chandler can’t think about every other end result for ‘Do Bronx’ however a stoppage victory towards Islam Makhachev of their light-weight title bout at UFC 280.
‘Iron’ Mike is aware of firsthand how powerful and proficient of a fighter Oliveira is, having misplaced to the Brazilian in a wild back-and-forth combat at UFC 262 that noticed Oliveira drop and end Chandler within the second spherical to assert the light-weight throne.
Oliveira has opened because the underdog towards Makhachev, however Chandler believes the previous light-weight champ will show the oddsmakers flawed on Oct. 22 by ending his opponent in model and silencing the critics as soon as and for all.
“Charles Oliveira. I feel Charles Oliveira will get the job achieved.” Chandler informed MMA Junkie backstage at UFC London (h/t MMA News). “I feel Islam, not that he’s acquired nice, not that he’s not extremely touted, not that he’s not going to be a future champion — however there needs to be no cause why he ought to ever be a favourite in that combat towards Charles Oliveira.”
“What Charles Oliveira has achieved during the last couple of fights, ending all people he’s preventing — is nothing in need of superb,” he continued. “The resurgence of Charles Oliveira’s profession from comparatively unknown, considerably up and down, can’t be relied upon journeyman to now official No.1 light-weight on the planet, has been one thing to behold. So put some respect on Charles Oliveira’s identify. I feel Charles Oliveira goes on the market and actually suppose he finishes him.”
UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev takes place on October 22 on the Etihad Enviornment in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.