“Daddy arrived” – Charles Oliveira arrives at Dubai airport to put an end to Islam Makhachev’s worries


“Daddy arrived” – Charles Oliveira arrives at Dubai airport to put an end to Islam Makhachev’s worries

Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira

Charles Oliveira has landed at Abu Dhabi airport ahead of his fight at UFC 280. Oliveira will be facing Islam Makhachev at the main event of the PPV for the vacant lightweight championship. The former lightweight champion would be looking forward to recapturing the lightweight championship title for the second time. 

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Oliveira took his Twitter to announce his arrival in Abu Dhabi. He posted a video of him with his team and luggage captioned ‘Daddy arrived’.

Not long ago, Makhachev tweeted regarding Oliveira that the latter might bail out from the fight at the last moment. Makhachev tweeted, “2 weeks before the fight, Charles and his team not in Abu Dhabi yet., should I start worrying?” 

Now with Oliveira’s arrival in Abu Dhabi, The Dagestani must have had a sigh of relief. Previously, Oliveira was stripped of his title due to missing weight during the weigh-in for his fight against Justin Gaethje. Hence, “Do Bronx” would come with his full force to win the belt again. However, it won’t be an easy task for him as Islam Makahachev might be the toughest fighter that Oliveira has ever faced.

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Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makahachev, Pros pick for UFC 280 main event

ANderson SIlva Conor McGregor Charles Oliveira Islam Makhachev
ANderson SIlva Conor McGregor Charles Oliveira Islam Makhachev

Before their much-anticipated clash at UFC 280 let’s take a look at other fighters’ predictions on the match. UFC 280 main event features Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makahachev. Both fighters are in red-hot form ahead of the bout proving it difficult for fans to pick a winner. Hence let’s see what other renowned names have a say about the match.

Conor McGregor: “The Notorious” one revealed his pick on Twitter. McGregor wrote, “Olly and easily”   in response to a Twitter user asking him who he picks for the winner of the match. The response was expected from McGregor’s side considering his never-ending beef with Makhachev’s clan leader Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Justin Gaethje, Speaking on FanSided MMA channel Justin Gaethje said, “Most likely Makhachev wins by decision, I’m not sure how it will go. Oliveira’s been impressive, I’m excited to watch”. 

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Adriano Martins, the only fighter to knock out Islam Makahachev said, “… I bet on Charles” to MMA Fighting.com. Martin believes that Makhachev has a lot to prove. Consequently, Martins backs Oliveira’s power to knock him out.

Anderson Silva, appearing recently on FULL SEND PODCAST predicted the winner for Oliveira vs Makhachev. Anderson said, “Of course Charles ‘do Bronx’ gonna win bro”.    

These were some of the picks of professional fighters. To find out who is going to be crowned as the new lightweight champion tune into UFC 280.

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