Charles Oliveira’s dramatic settle over Justin Gaethje at UFC 274 helped him assist his place of dwelling on the arena’s very finest light-weight, but he doesn’t dangle the UFC belt in his possession after missing weight on Friday.
Rather than every other winning title protection for ‘Enact Bronx,’ the belt is currently vacant and he’ll face a high contender for the championship in his subsequent time out. Essentially the most logical choice could presumably be Islam Makhachev, who’s easiest within the assist of Dustin Poirier and Gaethje within the rankings and hasn’t faced Oliveira yet. One one who’s vouching for Oliveira vs. Makhachev subsequent is, unsurprisingly, Islam’s teammate and dilapidated UFC light-weight king Khabib Nurmagomedov.
@danawhite you’ve no a variety of desire but develop Oliveira vs Islam battle in AbuDhabi 22 October.
Supreme date, Supreme express,Supreme opponents with excellent winning streaks 10 vs 11.@MAKHACHEVMMA @ufc
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) May presumably presumably also 8, 2022
Makhachev (22-1) is coming off a major-spherical TKO of short scrutinize foe Bobby Inexperienced, who stuffed in for the injured Beneil Dariush. Since his lone loss to Adriano Martins in 2015, Makhachev has regarded every bit fancy the Khabib heir apparent, and he’s been racking up the finishes towards the likes of Dan Hooker, Drew Dober, and Thiago Moises.
It modified into as soon as anticipated that Makhachev vs. Dariush could presumably be re-booked later this summer, but there’s nothing legitimate on that front and there’s no query that no topic Makhachev’s lack of wins towards the tip-10, his performances develop him potentially the most nice looking opponent for Oliveira.
For what it’s worth, it appears to be like as if Islam is already taking pictures his shot for October, too.