WATCH: Unseen footage shows Charles Oliveira breaking down into tears after brutal loss to Islam Makhachev at UFC 280

WATCH: Unseen footage shows Charles Oliveira breaking down into tears after brutal loss to Islam Makhachev at UFC 280

Charles Oliveira after his loss at UFC 280

It is never easy when your reign as the best comes to an end. And especially for Charles Oliveira, with the kind of run he had as the lightweight champ, it was never going to be easy after a loss like that at UFC 280.


Charles Oliveira faced Islam Makhachev at UFC 280, headlining the PPV at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. Like every other title fight of Oliveira, the champion from the favelas has always been the underdog against his title contender. Most of Team Do Bronx believed this bout against Makhachev to be like any other title fight of his where in the end gold returns to Brazil.

However, Makhachev proved to the world that he was at a different level from Oliveira. The Dagestani ended up tapping out the best submission artist in the history of the promotion causing grief to the Brazilian and his team. Despite the loss, Charles “Do Bronx” was a great sportsman and showed nothing but respect.

The recent episode of Thrill and the Agony from UFC shows how Charles Oliveira broke down in his dressing room after the brutal loss to Makhachev. The coaches and teammates of Oliveira can be seen trying to console the former champ after his loss. Charles quickly became a fan-favorite fighter during his reign as the champion.


Fans of Oliveira were heartbroken to watch their favorite fighter crumble after the defeat. Several reactions on Twitter show how many fans were rooting for the Brazilian to continue his run as the champ of the most-stacked division. Charles Oliveira is expected to take a break and return to the octagon stronger than ever.

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Islam Makhachev UFC 280

Charles Oliveira (L) as Islam Makhachev (R) was crowned champion at UFC 280

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