Future rival Shlemenko thinks Oliveira will beat Makhachev earlier than expected

Brazilian fighter Kleber Souza before the fight with Alexander Shlemenko told that Islam Makhachev (22 wins, 1 loss) to lose Charles Oliveira (33–8) in a title fight at UFC 280.

Souza and Oliveira have been sparring partners for several training sessions.

– Charles Oliveira should fight with Islam Makhachev for the UFC belt. Do you think Oliveira will win this fight?

“We know Charles well, he is also from Sao Paulo, we trained together, we fought,” Souza told . – I think in the first or second round he will finish this fight. KO or finish it all in one fight.

He has every chance of winning, it’s his moment, his day, Charles will win. Unfortunately, the Russian fighter won’t stand a chance.

– So you’re sure that Oliveira will defeat Makhachev?

– Yes.

Makhachev and Oliveira will fight in Abu Dhabi on October 22 and will determine the UFC lightweight champion (up to 70.3 kg). The title is currently vacant after Oliveira failed at the weigh-in.

Kleber Souza (23-13), 37, will fight in Russia against Alexander Shlemenko (62-14) at the Sept. 30 tournament in Omsk in the evening’s main event.

Source : MatchTV

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