Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush may decide the following contender for UFC light-weight champion Islam Makhachev. A combat between Oliveira and Dariush is about for UFC 288 on Saturday, May 6.
Oliveira and Dariush have each signed bout agreements, based on MMA Junkie. Oliveira posted on social media earlier on Tuesday that the combat was set. Oliveira and Dariush are ranked No. 1 and No. 4, respectively, in UFC’s light-weight rankings. Makhachev is and not using a clear contender within the aftermath of his profitable title protection towards featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284. The champ has expressed curiosity in combating each Oliveira and Dariush in varied interviews, together with on the UFC 284 post-fight press convention.
Oliveira (33-9, 1 NC) will return for the primary time since shedding the light-weight title to Makhachev in October. The loss nipped a high-octane, 11-fight run that included a world title and wins over Justin Gaethje, Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson. UFC’s most potent submission risk has discovered nice power in his putting, a software he has used to knock out opponents outright or daze them to arrange submissions.
Dariush (22-4-1) is in uncommon kind as of late. Dariush, much like Oliveira, was primarily recognized for his grappling prowess however has discovered energy and confidence in his arms. His present eight-fight successful streak is the very best of his nine-year UFC tenure and consists of wins over Ferguson, Mateusz Gamrot, Carlos Diego Ferreira, Drew Dober and Thiago Moises. Dariush makes a robust argument for being probably the most deserving challenger for Makhachev proper now and a win over Oliveira ought to make his case bulletproof.
No predominant occasion, location or venue has been confirmed for UFC 288.
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