Islam Makhachev Applauds Charles Oliveira’s Performance & Issues Warning: ‘There’s Levels to This Game’, ‘Do Bronx’ Fires Back

Islam Makhachev offers his take on Charles Oliveira's win at UFC 289.

Islam Reacts To Charles Ufc 289 Win
Islam Reacts To Charles Ufc 289 Win - Image credit @islam_makhachev Instagram @UFC Twitter

Charles Oliveira has his sights set on UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev, as he has some unfinished business with him. Oliveira made a strong statement in his journey back to the title picture by defeating Beneil Dariush, who held the longest active win streak among lightweight contenders, in just one round at UFC 289 in Vancouver on Saturday. His dominant performance showcased his determination to reclaim the championship and sets the stage for an exciting future showdown with Makhachev.

Oliveira set the tone for the fight right from the start, foreshadowing the finish with a powerful head kick that landed on Dariush. Although Dariush showed resilience and took control of the round with ground strikes, Oliveira found an opportunity to retaliate when the fight returned to the feet. Unleashing the same devastating kick once again, Oliveira caught Dariush, who managed to partially block it but still felt its impact. The follow-up punch from Oliveira left Dariush visibly stunned, and a series of hammer fists brought him dangerously close to unconsciousness. It was a thrilling sequence that showcased Oliveira’s striking skills and the relentless determination that led to his victory.

After the fight, Oliveira made it clear that his lackluster performance against Makhachev in their previous encounter was merely a fluke, emphasizing his desire for a rematch and a shot at the title.

Islam Makhachev Reacts to Charles Oliveira’s UFC 289 Win

While Makhachev acknowledged Oliveira’s impressive showing at UFC 289, he issued a warning on Twitter, reminding the former champion that there are different levels to the game.

“Congrats Charles,” the defending champ wrote. “But still there’s levels in this game.”

Makhachev showcased his dominance as he successfully defended his lightweight title against featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski in a thrilling bout earlier this year in Perth. The Dagestani fighter’s exceptional performance earned him a well-deserved summer vacation, allowing him to recharge and prepare for his highly anticipated return to the octagon.

As fans eagerly await Makhachev’s return to the octagon for the fall card in Abu Dhabi, there is speculation about who his next opponent will be. After showcasing his dominance in a successful lightweight title defense against featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski earlier this year in Perth, Makhachev earned a well-deserved summer vacation to recharge and prepare. Now, the question remains: Will Oliveira be the one to step up and face the Dagestani fighter, providing fans with another thrilling matchup? The anticipation grows as both fighters continue to make their mark in the world of mixed martial arts.

Charles Oliveira responded to Islam Makhachev in a classy and respectful manner, stating:

“Thank you. Levels are part of the game. See you soon”

Published on June 11, 2023 at 10:51 am
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