Mixed martial arts fighter Valentina Shevchenko spoke about the upcoming fight between Russian Islam Makhachev and Brazilian Charles Oliveira for the UFC lightweight title.
“Oliveira has fought a lot of high quality opponents. He fought with everyone, beat them and showed that he is the one who holds the belt. Islam has never had the opportunity to fight with someone from the top 5, ”Shevchenko said in an interview. YouTube-James Lynch channel.
According to her, the Brazilian is very dangerous, but “fights like crazy” because he can both hit and receive. She also noted that Makhachev is a calmer and more controlled fighter.
The Russian will face Oliveira on October 22 in the main event of UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi.
Recall that the Brazilian fighter lost the status of the reigning UFC lightweight champion due to a failed weigh-in. Despite his victory, the title remained vacant.
On February 26, the Russian defeated American Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night. The 30-year-old fighter won by TKO in the first round. He has 22 wins and one loss in MMA.
Earlier it was reported that Makhachev began training in the mountains of Dagestan for the fight for the UFC title.