UFC 294: Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira 2, Paulo Costa vs. Khamzat Chimaev announced for Abu Dhabi
The top of the fight card for the UFC's return to Abu Dhabi now has two blockbuster fights.
Charles Oliveira wanted to prove that he's ready for a title rematch with Islam Makhachev, and his performance at UFC 289 certainly convinced one of his rivals in the 155-pound division.
Charles Oliveira’s first-round finish of Beneil Dariush at UFC 289 delivered a statement of intent to reigning champ Islam Makhachev, and the Russian’s coach admitted he was impressed with what he saw.
Former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira needed less than one round to finish longtime contender Beneil Dariush at UFC 289 and make a huge statement on his quest to reclaim the lightweight title.
Irene Aldana, Charles Oliveira, Mike Malott and Nate Landwehr continue their fight week training. Beneil Dariush faces media and his fears. Champ-champ Amanda Nunes makes history again.
Charles Oliveira arrives in a good mood. Champ Amanda Nunes enjoys the effects of a long training camp. Irene Aldana lands in Canada. Beneil Dariush checks in for fight week. The main eventers get a traditional welcome.
Charles Oliveira changes his look. Beneil Dariush and champ-champ Amanda Nunes travel with their families. Nate Landwehr readies for fight week. Irene Aldana introduces her cats.
Charles Oliveira wraps up camp in Sao Paulo; Beneil Dariush does the same in LA. Champ-champ Amanda Nunes cools down and breaks news. Irene Aldana unwinds with a massage and trains with champ Alexa Grasso.
In the co-main event of UFC 289, a former champion seeks to earn a shot at redemption, while a long-standing contender vies for his first shot at gold.
The co-main event of UFC 289 features a number-one contender battle in the lightweight division as a former champion seeks to return to the 155-pound summit, while a patient and dangerous contender looks to earn his first shot at UFC gold.