Charles Olivera was the real test of Tony Ferguson, What’s next for him in the division?
It is always mentioned as ‘never under-estimate the dark horse’. They can disguise you with something new. Charles Olivera amazed many with his performance and dominated the co-main event of UFC 256 which held in UFC APEX. It was more incredible to see how he coupe up with the early on pressure which was exerted on him by Tony Ferguson to have a fear. Charles ‘Du Bronx’ Olivera, not only get hold of the pressure but exerted with over triple times more and put Tony under a severe test of patience and severity. With many ground and pound strikes and a possible submission through arm bar, made ‘El Cucuy’ not only humbled but without words.
Charles Olivera is not a new face, In-fact with the record of 30 wins and 8 losses, he has become a contender of number 1 rank in the UFC Light weight division. However, many would raise this question as who deserves the title more? Either Justin Gaethje, Conner or Poirier. Well its about the time the best possible fight will be revealed. But here is the what will happen in UFC for a new lightweight championship. Dustin Poirier will fight against former lightweight and featherweight champion Conner McGregor in UFC 257. The winner will of this contest will fight against the winner of UFC 256, i.e., Charles Olivera. As Justin Gaethje is the number 1 contender, therefore the winner of the contest will have to fight for the title against Justin Gaethje to become the Champion.
There are few speculations that Khabib Nurmagomedov is still connected with UFC. The reports says that the United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA) has tested Khabib still after his retirement which keeps many people suspicious. On the other hand, Charles Olivera considers that Khabib will never return and therefore, it is all about the fight for a new king of the lightweight division.
So, lets analyse about the performance of Charles Olivera and see what makes him more dangerous. Looking at the rankings of light weight division, there are only 2 contenders in top 10 i.e. Dos Anjos and Olivera, who are good with striking and ground control. What’s more considerable is that the division is fairly open and whoever has verity of ammunition in the division, will control the belt. Developing key strategy to dismantle the opponent and playing smart is all what you need to compete as this position.
In our view, Olivera’s Future is quite bright and we will see a great contest of him against the other lightweights in contest of getting the championship belt.
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