‘It’s Charles Oliveira vs Dustin Poirier’ – Charles Oliveira Demands Title Shot After UFC 257

Published 02/01/2021, 10:27 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 11: Charles Oliveira of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC 256 weigh-in at UFC APEX on December 11, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Dustin Poirier was unofficially crowned as the undisputed king of the lightweight division after his massive victory at UFC 257. ‘The Diamond’ has established himself as the clear contender for the belt. However, there is a lot of speculation as to who he will face for the belt. One name that emerges to the forefront of that conversation is Charles Oliveira. 

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After a brilliant display against Tony Ferguson and extending his win streak to eight fights, ‘Do Bronx’ has thrown his name into the title picture at 155-pounds. ‘The Diamond’ has expressed interest in fighting Oliveira as he feels ‘Do Bronx’ has earned his way to the top and has ‘paid his dues’

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Charles Oliveira outlines what is next for him in the UFC

In a recent interview, Ariel Helwani asked ‘Do Bronx’ if he had any message for Dustin as he ponders over who he would like to fight next. 

The Brazilian fighter said, “When he (Oliveira) saw him like he wants to fight Charles. And he was very happy for that. That’s the fight that has to happen. There is no other fight, Dustin has to fight him (Charles) there is no other guy in front of him. Look what he done to Tony Ferguson and look what Tony Ferguson did to all the other fights before Charles. So that’s the fight, it’s Charles vs Dustin.”

Charles has always been the dark horse in the division. However, after demolishing Tony Ferguson over five rounds, it was clear that Oliveira is a legitimate top contender at 155-pounds. 

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In the post-fight press conference, Dana White said that he wanted to make a fight between ‘Iron’ and ‘The Diamond’ for the title. However, the Lafayette native was not very fond of the idea. 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 12: in their lightweight bout during the UFC 256 event at UFC APEX on December 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Since then, Dustin has maintained that Oliveira and Chandler should fight for the belt, and Poirier would then fight the winner. 

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How do you see the title picture in the lightweight division playing out? Who faces who? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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