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Makhachev said that Khabib Nurmagomedov would defeat Charles Oliveira

Russian mixed martial artist (MMA) Islam Makhachev presented a duel between his colleague Khabib Nurmagomedov and Charles Oliveira. His words lead ESPN.

“It would be a cakewalk for Khabib,” Makhachev said. “He is the best in imposing on opponents the struggle from above in the stalls. He would have carried out a takedown and would not have given Oliveira a chance to drop himself from above, ”the Russian emphasized.

In the same interview, Makhachev declared about wanting to fight Oliveira. The Russian noted that such a confrontation should be title.

The head of the Absolute Fighting Championship (UFC), Dana White, claimed that he intended to organize a duel between Makhachev and Oliveira. The Brazilian missed out on the promotion’s lightweight title by failing the weigh-in ahead of his fight against Justin Gaethje. Having defeated the American, he retained a chance to regain the title.

Nurmagomedov retired as the UFC lightweight champion. The Russian defended the belt three times. He has 29 wins in 29 fights.

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