Charles Oliveira claims he would submit Dustin Poirier in their upcoming lightweight title fight


Charles Oliveira has given his prediction for his upcoming title fight against Dustin Poirier

Charles Oliveira is now the man to beat in the lightweight division. The Brazilian won the coveted lightweight championship, previously held by the great Khabib Nurmagomedov, after he beat Michael Chandler at UFC 262.

His next opponent, Dustin Poirier, on the other hand, would have fought Oliveira for the title at UFC 262, had he not agreed to a trilogy fight against Conor McGregor at UFC 264.

Conor McGregor broke his ankle against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264
Conor McGregor broke his ankle in the loss to Dustin Poirier (UFC)

Now that he has beaten, McGregor at UFC 264, only Oliveira stands between him and the lightweight title.

More recently, Oliveira spoke to MMA Fighting and shared his prediction for his upcoming title fight against Poirier.

The Brazilian claimed that he would submit Poirier, after destructing ‘The Diamond’ with the firepower in his hands.

Charles Oliveira predicts Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3
Charles Oliveira defeated Michael Chandler at UFC 262 to become the Lightweight champion (UFC)

Here is what ‘Do Bronx’ had to say:

“I believe the firepower in my hands, but I think in a fight against Dustin, I believe I can submit him. Working with my hands, with my strikes, I would definitely cause a lot of damage and then submit him.” [via MMA Fighting]

Khabib Nurmagomedov believes Dustin Poirier would be the champion by next year

UFC lightweight GOAT, Khabib Nurmagomedov believes that Dustin Poirier, would become the lightweight champion by next year.

In a recent interview with RT Sport, The Russian stated that ‘The Diamond’ had all the capabilities of becoming the champ.

“I don’t think he’ll be champion when Islam rises to that level. It’s important that Oliveira doesn’t misinterpret my words. I respect him. I just think when Islam goes up the rankings after a year there’ll be another champion. I think it will be Dustin Poirier.” [via RT Sport YouTube]

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