“Oliveira hasn’t had a hard fight in a long time”

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“Most recently we fought Khabib,” the Russian fighter said in an interview with Match TV. “The difference in weight is probably more than 10 kg. I weigh 80 kg. It’s hard to fight him. But working off, he constantly shows some new moments. At the beginning of the camp, he gave a lot of things. If Khabib is in the corner, it’s +10 to wrestling, to striking, to tactics.

“We need to make Oliveira feel uncomfortable. All his defeats in the UFC, this is when he went into deep waters, when the pulse is already over 200. And his current winning streak, there were no hard fights, where he could knock down and calmly control. There was no person who could calmly fight with him or resist in the fight. In comparison, Ferguson had good jiu-jitsu and was able to fight Charles all rounds. Oliveira was unable to finish the fight with him ahead of schedule.

Recall that the lightweight title fight between Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira will be the main event of the UFC 280 tournament, which will be held on October 22 in Abu Dhabi.

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