Usman Nurmagomedov believes Charles Oliveira stands no chance against Islam Makhachev

Usman Nurmagomedov talks about Oliveira vs Makhachev II.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Usman Nurmagomedov believes Charles Oliveira stands no chance against Islam Makhachev
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The lightweight clash between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev is less than a month away; most people believe history is going to repeat itself and Islam Makhachev will rise victoriously in the rematch. The prestigious lightweight belt meant a lot to Charles Oliveira, and after securing a knockout win against Beneil Dariush, this is the perfect opportunity to reclaim everything he lost.

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cousin Usman Nurmagomedov can foresee Islam Makhachev winning the rematch. Charles Oliveira has a lot to prove, and it will be fascinating to see if he has what it takes to become the UFC lightweight champion once again.Usman is expected to defend his hard-earned belt on the 7th of October against Brent Primus at Bellator 300.

Usman Nurmagomedov on Islam Makhachev vs Charles Oliveira II

In a recent interview with ESPN, Usman Nurmagomedov explained why he thinks Islam Makhachev’s hands will be raised on 22nd October in the highly anticipated rematch.

He also talks about his upcoming match against Brent Primus. “I think it’s going to be the same thing,” Nurmagomedov said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “Of course, Charles Oliveira – maybe he’s going to fix some mistakes.

This is a fight. Something can happen. But I know Islam is training very hard. He’s very smart. He can wrestle, strike and grapple, too. I don’t think Charles Oliveira can give him some hard situation.In the striking, I think I’m better than him, Wrestling, I’m better than him.

Nurmagomedov further said: Grappling, I think I’m not bad. I’m good. My grappling is, of course, not like Khabib or Islam high-level, but not bad. Even if you see my last fight with Benson Henderson, I take his back and I finish him.

It will be a hard five rounds, and I will try to finish this guy every round”.

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