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.
Javier Mendez hails Charles Oliveira’s ‘un-freaking-believable’ performance at UFC 289, says he ‘earned’ rematch with Islam Makhachev
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.
Amanda Nunes put on a stupendous display of MMA dominance to defeat Mexican challenger Irene Aldana at UFC 289, then announced that she is retiring from the sport.
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.
The women’s bantamweight title fight at UFC 289 was officially rubber-stamped as both participants in the main event bout in Vancouver hit championship weight at the official weigh-ins.
Amanda Nunes is all set to face Irene Aldana on Saturday at UFC 289, but the reigning two-division UFC women's champion clearly still has plenty of unfinished business with the last woman to defeat her.
Three of MMA’s big global promotions are in action this weekend, with matchups on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday set to bring fight fans a jam-packed weekend of fights. But which matchups outside of the headline bouts are worth particular attention? We pick out a trio of interesting storylines that are flying under the radar this weekend.
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.