Valentina Shevchenko is worked up in regards to the upcoming struggle between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev, but she can’t understand why ‘Do Bronx’ is the underdog.
The UFC girls’s flyweight champion identified that Oliveira has fought ‘extra top-ranked opponents’ than Makhachev however understands that the latter is perhaps Oliveira’s most harmful opponent thus far.
Oliveira has overwhelmed the likes of Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje whereas Makhachev’s highest-profile win was a 2021 submission victory over Dan Hooker.
Shevchenko thinks followers might be handled to a ‘tremendous loopy’ struggle on October 22 and might’t wait to see who emerges as the brand new light-weight champion after Oliveira was stripped of the title after lacking weight forward of UFC 274.
“Truly, sure as a result of Charles Oliveira, he fought extra top-ranked opponents than Islam,” Shevchenko advised Low Kick MMA’s James Lynch when requested if she was stunned about Oliveira being the underdog to Makhachev. “Truly yeah he fought all prime fighters within the weight division, he beat all of them and really confirmed that ‘sure, I belong right here and that is why I maintain the belt.’
“Islam, he by no means had a chance to struggle somebody who’s extra ranked than him, within the prime 5 and this makes it more durable to know how the betting goes, who’s creating these odds however no matter let’s benefit from the struggle.”
“It’s going to be an excellent struggle,” she mentioned earlier within the interview. “I heard it’s going to be in Abu Dhabi. I believe it’s going to be good and nice. Oliveira, he’s so harmful however he’s preventing like a loopy one. He’s explosive and he can beat however he can obtain as effectively, it’s going to be cool. Islam is extra calm, extra managed, extra searching for his second. When he has to wrestle, he’ll wrestle. When he has to strike, he’ll strike so yeah I believe it’s going to be tremendous loopy and nice struggle.”
UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev takes place on October 22 on the Etihad Enviornment in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.