Beneil Dariush on the chances of Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev

"So, in terms of grappling and wrestling specifically, I still see too many holes in his game.”

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Beneil Dariush on the chances of Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev

The fight between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev attracts everyone's attention. Beneil Dariush, from whom much more was expected in the match against Oliveira, believes that the Brazilian will have a big problem with Makhachev.

He put special emphasis on Oliveira's wrestling and grappling skills. “It’s a tough fight for Charles, to be honest with you,” -Dariush told Submission Radio, as quoted by mmajunkieusatoday.com “Because when I grabbed him, in terms of wrestling, he tried something that I was like, ‘Why would you do that?’ He tried so hard to lift and finish the takedown, he put himself on his back and ended up like pulling guard.

So, in terms of grappling and wrestling specifically, I still see too many holes in his game”.

Beneil Dariush vs Islam Makhachev

Dariush expects the Brazilian to be much better in the fight against Makhachev. However, Islam is a fighter who has shown his dominance many times in recent times.

It will certainly be an interesting fight between two top UFC fighters. Makhachev's victory would solve many dilemmas. “In terms of striking, man, I honestly didn’t get a good feel for him,” Dariush continued.

“I felt a little bit of his speed, a little bit of his timing. I agree with you guys: He does have a good amount of power, but like, obviously I think he’s going to do better than last time. Let me put it that way: I think he’s going to do much better than last time, but I still think it’s going to be a hard fight for him against Makhachev”.

Dariush was not the fighter we are used to, and the Brazilian won much more easily than expected. The knockout in the first round was enough for Oliveira. The Brazilian knows that a much more difficult challenge awaits him now.

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