Analyzing UFC’s Lightweight Division after ​Charles Oliveira’s Win

​Charles Oliveira eliminated all doubt this previous Saturday.

In the principle occasion of UFC 269, solely moments after Julianna Peña tapped out Amanda Nunes, Oliveira executed a flawless sport plan and eliminated Dustin Poirier from title rivalry.

Subsequent up for Oliveira is Justin Gaethje. Not like this previous battle towards Poirier, Oliveira won’t be an underdog in that title protection.


After an extended, uneven UFC journey, Oliveira now stands alone as the one greatest light-weight on this planet. The blueprint for his previous two fights–profitable the vacant title towards Michael Chandler after which the profitable title protection towards Pothier–each included Oliveira getting his face smashed within the opening spherical. But his chin withstood quite a lot of vicious strikes, and he then preyed upon a drained, susceptible opponent. Oliveira’s putting was an excessive amount of for Chandler (a declare Gaethje can not make) within the second spherical. He additionally confirmed versatility towards Poirier within the second spherical, altering the trajectory of the matchup by taking the battle to the mat and carrying him out. Come spherical three, the silent murderer Oliveira struck once more, locking on a vicious standing rear-naked choke. That submission seized maintain of the battle world’s consideration, and Oliveira doesn’t intend to let go of that maintain any time quickly.

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