Charles Oliveira spoke about preparations for the fight with Islam Makhachev at the UFC 294 tournament in Abu Dhabi

Charles Oliveira spoke about preparations for the fight with Islam Makhachev at the UFC 294 tournament in Abu Dhabi

brazilian fighter Charles Oliveira told that he did not change anything in preparation before the second fight with the Russian Islam Makhachev .

On October 22, 2022, Oliveira lost to Makhachev for the vacant UFC lightweight title via second-round submission. Later, the Brazilian fighter overcame defeat by defeating Beneil Dariush in June 2023, with whom Makhachev could have fought earlier. Makhachev will meet Oliveira again at UFC 294 on October 21 in Abu Dhabi.

— You currently have kinesio tape on your knee, what happened?

– There’s nothing wrong. We’re just athletes, and somewhere you tape yourself to take care of your health.

— Your last four victories have been against Michael Chandler, Justin Gaethje, Dustin Poirier and Beneil Dariush. Which fight were you in the best shape?

— Each fight is a separate story, and in each fight you have to find strength within yourself, you have to motivate yourself to win. We must grow and evolve. You mentioned big names, they were big fights, and in every fight you have to be at your best to win.

— Last time, a wrestler from the Iranian national team, Alireza Noei, helped you. Are you happy to work with him and who will help you this time?

— I don’t like to spread myself thin, I don’t like to change the team from one fight to another. I don’t have such a thing that for fight A I prepare with some, and for fight B with others. I work with the same people and I don’t want to change them.

—Have you tried to find someone who would compete according to the rules of sambo to prepare for this fight?

– No, that didn’t happen and I didn’t change anything. I am the same Charles and I remain the same.

— Did any famous fighters from Brazil give you advice before this fight?

— Many have tried to advise something, but you have to be philosophical, keep something to yourself, let something pass and keep your head in order, be true to yourself.

—Who in the room looked most like Islam Makhachev?

— All the sparring partners were similar. It is clear that it will not be possible to find a person who looks 100% like him, but we tried to get as close as possible to Islam,” Oliveira told .

Live broadcasts of mixed martial arts tournaments can be seen on and Match! Fighter”, as well as on the sites matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru.

Source : MatchTV

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