Islam vs. Oliveira is now building to become the biggest hyped title fight ever in the UFC since Khabib vs. McGregor.
To put this in to perspective, Islam’s greatness was forged by none other than Khabib himself. He is the rightful heir of Khabib’s career in the octagon so I see a mirror image of him in Islam.
Charles Oliveira on the other hand… He used to be a regular grappler prior after watching him fight Tony Ferguson and Michael Chandler. Now, …he is a COMPLETE BEAST. His current self has more ground game efficiency and submission lethality than ever was before. Look, remember he was always an underdog in every major fights against the creme de la creme of the Lightweights, and all experts predicted his opponents will beat him… NO. He defied literally everything everyone has said about him.
Now, if I were to make my own prediction, It will probably be yet a quick win for Oliveira. It’s just a fact about were gonna see who will grab hold of each other first, take down first, knock down firsr, or who will gas out first, or… at the most unfortunate moment, slip one other’s opportunity to steal either their momentum first.
…or a draw situation if they both manage to went the distance. It’s just both these guys are trained like hell in the ground game.
Oliveira is much more motivated than ever was after losing that belt due to weight miss because he felt he was robbed off of his prize. He sees this fight as yet another opportunity to reclaim what is rightfully his. Islam on the other hand puts his faith to his brothers including Khabib to be his complete successor to him. Very Khabib V2 to be exact.