Khabib Nurmagomedov highlights harmful elements of Charles Oliveira’s type that Islam Makhachev must lookout for

Khabib Nurmagomedov is conscious of the threats that Charles Oliveira will pose to his teammate Islam Makhachev of their upcoming light-weight title conflict at UFC 280.

In a video uploaded to his YouTube channel, ‘The Eagle’ analyzed Oliveira as an opponent for Makhachev and acknowledged his harmful guillotine. Nurmagomedov believes that Makhchev might want to be careful for these submission assaults because the Brazilian focuses on them.

The previous UFC light-weight kingpin additionally praised ‘do Bronx’ for his evolving stand-up and the expertise he has garnered lately. This is what Khabib Nurmagomedov mentioned [translated]:

“We studied him carefully, and we proceed to review him. He is bought an excellent high quality guillotine. You need to be careful for that – his physique is constructed for it. As for his standup, actually good knees and kicks… Teeps to the physique and head.”

He added:

“I would not say he is sturdy however he is gained numerous expertise and confidence in the previous few years. We’re undoubtedly not wanting previous him however we’re assured we’ll get by him.”

Watch Khabib Nurmagomedov focus on Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira beneath:


Khabib Nurmagomedov has usually referred to Islam Makhachev because the inheritor to the UFC light-weight throne. The youthful Dagestani may have the chance to make {that a} actuality when he will get his first crack on the 155-pound gold in October.

Nonetheless, Oliveira will pose the hardest problem of Makhachev’s UFC profession. The Brazilian will likely be decided to reclaim the light-weight crown after dropping it to the scales forward of his struggle in opposition to Justin Gaethje in Could.

Charles Oliveira eyes first spherical end of Islam Makhachev at UFC 280

Islam Makhachev has been fairly vocal about his want to take the struggle to the bottom and end his opponent there. Whereas the Brazilian welcomes a grappling battle with the Dagestani, he additionally plans to cease his opponent inside spherical one.

Throughout a current interview with Ag. Combat, ‘do Bronx’ mentioned Makhachev’s gameplan going into their vacant light-weight title bout. Oliveira additionally said that he is extra about what he can convey to the struggle than his opponent. The 32-year-old expressed confidence in his ever-evolving putting mixed along with his jiu-jitsu prowess.

“He’ll attempt to take me down and nullify my legs. He will not come dying to submit me, however somewhat to put on me out. However man, like I mentioned, I am not nervous about what Makhachev can convey. I am nervous about what Charles can take there. You may be certain it will not go previous the primary spherical.” [h/t Brazilian MMA Legends]

Oliveira added:

“So the staff is organising my technique, I will be shifting ahead on a regular basis as I mentioned. I’ve firepower in my fingers. Should you have a look at my newest opponents, that is what they’re speaking about. The firepower in my fingers. And my jiu-jitsu very nicely.” [h/t Brazilian MMA Legends]

Catch Charles Oliveira’s full interplay with Ag. Combat beneath:


Each Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira have seemed unstoppable of their current journeys to the octagon. The much-anticipated title struggle guarantees to be an exciting affair as each fighters are elite grapplers.

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