After controversy at the weigh-in, Charles ‘Do Bronx’ beat Justin Gaethje at UFC 274 but loses his lightweight belt and now awaits his next opponent
On the night of this Saturday, the 7th, Charles ‘Do Bronx’ went to the octagon to face Justin Gaethje in the fight that was supposed to be the fight for the lightweight belt of UFC. However, the fighter and champion of the division ended up losing the belt before the fight even started and went into the fight in conditions rarely seen.
After passing the ideal weight for the division by 226 grams at the official UFC weigh-in, Charles Oliveira lost the title of lightweight champion. Even with the punishment, the Brazilian kept the fight, but with some conditions. In the event of a victory for the then champion, the belt would be vacant and the dispute would be between him and another challenger. On the other hand, if Justin Gaethje won, he would be the new champion.
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Leaving no room for doubt about his worthiness and why he owned the belt, Charles ran over his challenger and won the fight in a submission at 3:22 of the first round. After the victory, the Brazilian vented about what had happened, but named himself champion and even challenged Conor McGregor for the title fight.
“Something’s missing here, isn’t it? The champion is called Charles Oliveira, the Charles of the Bronx! I’m a division problem. You can hit. It’s written up there. I’m the champion. I don’t want to know the name or the place. Conor McGregor, will you come or will you run?” said the Brazilian.
In the current scenario, the belt is without an owner and the title of champion of the category remains vacant until Charles Oliveira and another challenger make a new fight. Even though he was no longer the official champion, ‘Do Bronx’ was outraged and questioned the UFC about a possible imbalance in the balance at the time of the official weigh-in.
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