Charles Oliveira TEASES Islam Makhachev rematch at UFC 297 in Canada amid of rumors among top MMA aces

Charles Oliveira teases fans for a potential rematch with Islam Makhachev early next year. Official announcements could come in the coming weeks.


Charles Oliveira TEASES Islam Makhachev rematch at UFC 297 in Canada amid of rumors among top MMA aces

Charles Oliveira teases fight fans with a potential rematch with Islam Makhachev early in the next year (Source: IMAGO)

In the realm of mixed martial arts, fans eagerly await rematches that have the potential to feature exciting battles. One such matchup that captivates them is the possible rematch between Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira. Many fans look upon excitement in the mixed martial arts world awaiting the matchup.

Charles Oliveira recently gave fans a sneak peek at the highly awaited rematch between Islam Makhachev and himself. He implied that the UFC was working to make it happen. After the UFC card fights in Sao Paulo ended, Oliveira spoke to Hiedi Androl. She asked him about the rumors of a rematch with Makhachev. This is what he replied:

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We just heard this in the locker room. People started asking us in the messages and this is the first time we heard about it. But, that's the timeline. January maybe, who knows.
Charles Oliveira in an Interview after UFC Sao Paulo

The tentative rematch is scheduled for UFC 297, scheduled for January 20 in Toronto, Canada, according to MMA journalist Ariel Helwani. This news, shared via X, has sent waves of excitement through the MMA world. However, nothing remains official at the moment. Islam Makhachev could possibly decline the title fight in Canada in the hopes of defending it elsewhere.

In their first match at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi, Makhachev won by second-round submission, taking home the lightweight title. Since then, both fighters have maintained their impressive performances in their individual fights. They have secured their places as the top contenders in the lightweight class. If these two clash, will Makhachev maintain his dominance, or will Charles Oliveira produce an incredible comeback? A historic bout at UFC 297 will likely reveal the answer.

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Islam Makhachev mocks the main event in UFC Sao Paulo

The main event at UFC Sao Paulo between Jailton Almeida and Derrick Lewis disappointed fans and fighters alike, with many calling it a lackluster effort. Despite Almeida’s convincing victory, the bout attracted criticism for its lack of excitement, particularly from professional fighters in the MMA world.

Islam Makhachev is not impressed with the main event at UFC Sao Paulo.
Islam Makhachev is not impressed with the main event at UFC Sao Paulo (via Pinterest/ Yardbarker)

During the fight, Islam Makhachev and many other fighters were active on the social media platform X. They were sharing their disappointment in this event and vocalizing this on social media. This is what Islam had to say:

give him a pillow.
Islam Makhachev via X


MMA fans and fighters predicted an early stoppage for the fight, expecting it to be a fast-paced encounter. However, fight fans did not get to witness either the massive knockout power of Derrick Lewis or the high-level submission game of Jailton Almeida. The fight’s lack of enthusiasm will have a lasting effect on the MMA world and likely on the fighter’s career as well.

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