The Dagestani team, namely Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam Makhachev, got what they have been calling for for a long time. Islam Makhachev will fight for the title of UFC lightweight champion, and their wish regarding the location of the match itself has been granted.
On October 22 (the tenth month), Makhachev will seek victory against Charles Oliveira in Abu Dhabi. This is one of the most interesting matches that the UFC has to offer at the moment. Both of them seem invincible over the last few years, and stylistically it is also an interesting fight.
Makhachev is a fighter who prefers to take the fight to the ground and dominate from the top position, but Charles Oliveira is the greatest submission master in the history of the UFC and it is never a good idea to go to the ground with him.
Even though the Brazilian is technically not the champion due to a drop in the scales ahead of the match against Justin Gaethje in the fifth month of this year, everyone sees "Do Bronx" as the best lightweight fighter.
Islam Makhachev will have great motivation to prove the opposite, and his friend Khabib Nurmagomedov is convinced that his successor will become the new champion.
"Just goosebumps from waiting.
Islam Makhachev is coming out for this fight against the best fighter at the moment in UFC. Oliveira is the best fighter of 2022. He is one of the best, regardless of the weight category, also goes on a 12-win streak in the UFC.
This fight will answer all questions. Someone reads history, and someone writes it. Prepare your excuses, we aim to win Oliveira ahead of schedule InshaAllah.' ', Nurmagomedov said on his Instagram profile. It's nice to see that Khabib has a high opinion of Charles Oliveira as well, and it's extremely optimistic to expect an early stoppage against the Brazilian.
Khabib clearly has great confidence in his longtime friend and sparring partner, and we will find out in less than three months whether Islam Makhachev will live up to his expectations.