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Charles Oliveira positive he protects title shot with win at UFC 300: ‘You can’t reject this’

February 22, 2024 8:30 pm ET

Charles Oliveira certainly anticipates a title shot if he surpasses Arman Tsarukyan.

Previous light-weight champ Oliveira (34-9 MMA, 22-9 UFC) fulfills Tsarukyan (21-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) at UFC 300 on April 13 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The primary card airs on pay-per-view following prelims anticipated for ESPN and ESPN+.

Oliveira was arranged to rematch light-weight champ Islam Makhachev this previous October at UFC 294, however withdrew due to a cut. Makhachev suffered an injury of his own, more postponing their battle. Now, Oliveira has actually been compared with Tsarukyan, who’s likewise coming off a first-round surface of Beneil Dariush.

“I’m prepared to go. I’m prepared to choose this battle, really ecstatic,” Oliveira informed ESPN. “It’s not a matter of can, it’s a matter of will. We understand it’s going to take place. I am the next one in line for the title. Islam injured himself last time, however I’m prepared. Let’s make this take place.”

UFC CEO Dana White stated the battle as a No. 1 competitor bout when he made the statement, which even more verifies Oliveira’s claim. “Do Bronx’s” only loss because 2017 concerned Makhachev in their uninhabited title battle at UFC 280.

“It’s constantly essential for us,” Oliveira stated. “I’m the next one in line. You can’t reject this. Hear it from the manager? Much better.”

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