Justin Gaethje vs. upcoming lightweight title between former UFC champion Charles Oliveira and top contender Islam Makhachev The Scramble has some strong opinions. The bout is scheduled for October 22 in Abu Dhabi as the main event of UFC 280.
Gaethje talks to various members of the MMA media during a guest fight at UFC 278 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Topics discussed included Gaethje’s thoughts on the highly anticipated fight and potential predictions for how it might unfold.
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“I’m 100% convinced that Islam will not rule Charles, that’s all,” Ghatje said. “I don’t know how to explain it, that’s how I feel. Last time [I fought], I fought with [ Oliveira] stepped in together, there was no way. It’s going to be a great fight. I hope I’m there, I hope it’s not in Abu Dhabi so I can be there, but we’re all enjoying the food.”
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Justin Gaethje also thinks that Makachev will struggle to finish Oliveira as effortlessly as in previous fights. And having played against a former champion before, it’s hard not to be confident and smart to digest the “highlights”.
“I think Charles is going forward, Islam will try, and in the end, he may succeed,” he said. “If he was, he would have won, but I don’t think he would have exhausted him. Even if he beat him in the first two rounds, I didn’t see Charles getting committed, nor did I see him too tired to continue him A fight that needs to be fought.”
So far, Gaethje has fought for the lightweight title twice in his UFC fights. He has also fought some of the best fighters the sport has to offer, including Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez.
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