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Lightweight belt Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) He has no owner. This weekend happened UFC 274. In this meeting Charles Oliveiraworld champion, and Justin GethjeLike the applicant. However, events unfolded as no one would have liked. All this led to the crown they once owned Khabib Nurmagomedov also Conor McGregor Left without owner.

In the pre-fight weight, Charles de Bronx Oliveira lost weight. The Brazilian fighter dropped just 0.5 pounds less than the 155 pounds required to fight for the championship belt. Thus, the title was lost on the scale. Although they did not allow the cartel fight to be suspended from the UFC. Hence, there was a major fight in Phoenix Footprint Center (USA). But, yes, with Oliveira not being able to choose the belt.

Only Justin Gaethje managed to win the world lightweight champion title at UFC 274. But the American was defeated in the first round. This was his second chance to fight for the crown. In 2020, he already faced Khabib Nurmagomedov and also lost to Russian A ‘Eagle’ He sent him to sleep in what was, after all, Russia’s last battle.

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Charles Oliveira was left without, in part, defending his hero status. He was left without the belt. But, at least, with his victory, he did not fall into the hands of Justin Gaethje. Given this scenario, there will be a struggle for the crown. s “Is the Bronx” He will be one of the applicants. The unknown is who will be his opponent. Dustin Poirier Is that he follows Gaethje in the lightweight classification, but already lost to the Brazilian in Oliveira’s previous title defense.

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Charles Oliveira, after winning at UFC 274

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Although there is another name that sounds powerful: Islam fears. Who opened the discussion is none other than Habib. Russians. The unbeaten lightweight king in the Ultimate Fighting Championship highlighted his countryman’s name. “Why should Islam Makhachev fight if there is no hero in this department, Dana White?” Khabib asks on social networks.

Makhachev himself congratulated Oliveira on his victory and called him up for the next match for the lightweight title: “Congratulations Charles. See you in Abu Dhabi for the vacant title.” Before the fight, after learning that “Do Bronx” would lose the belt for not overweight, he already wrote the following: “I am looking forward to fighting the winner of this fight, either for a vacant title or a new champion.”

Also some fans martial arts Mixed (MMA) They ask that Khabib Nurmagomedov himself be the one to confront Charles Oliveira. He considers that, today, there is no higher fighting class in the UFC lightweight. However, this seems like an impossible dream. The seldi He’s focusing on his new face as a promoter of his own company Eagle FC. He had already stated that he would not fight again.

And Conor McGregor doesn’t seem like an option. The Irish fighter lost his last fights and is not expected to return to the Octagon until at least the fall. was supposed to ‘Has bad reputation’ It can return to the cage during the summer. but very Dana White And he has already confirmed that he has not yet recovered one hundred percent from the injury he suffered last June against Dustin Poirier.

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