‘He’s Lethal in Striking and He’s Lethal in his Jiu-Jitsu’- Joe Rogan Lauds Charles Oliveira After UFC 269

Published 12/24/2021, 10:22 AM EST
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 28: Charles Oliveira of Brazil celebrates after winning the UFC Featherweight bout between Charles Oliveira of Brazil and Hatsu Hioki of Japan on June 28, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)


Charles Oliveira is without a doubt one of the best fighters on the UFC roster right now. The Brazilian has been a part of the UFC for over 10 years and is now the lightweight champion of the promotion. Oliveira currently holds the records for the most submission wins in the promotion by far. He also has had the most wins by finishes in the UFC.

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The Brazilian started his UFC career off with a rocky start, but his hard work and self-belief got him to where he is today. The fighter showcases the best jiu-jitsu skills on the roster and he just seems to keep getting better by the day. Oliveira won the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship belt against Michael Chandler at UFC 262 and also defended it against Dustin Poirier at UFC 269.

Recently, Joe Rogan praised ‘Do Bronx’ after his recent win at UFC 269 on his podcast show.

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“Look these guys are elite (his former opponents) right. They come close to beating him, but he finds a way to beat them, and the way he does it is so final. The way he beat Poirier man that choke was so f*cking good, it was so good. And that’s the same way the world found out about him was Efrain Escudero, who won the Ultimate Fighter. So he was a very good fighter himself. He fought Oliveira, and Oliveira took his back the same way. Standing up and choked him out, ” said Joe Rogan.

Rogan added,“He’s lethal, and he’s lethal in striking and lethal in his jiu-jitsu. But the difference is his level of jiu-jitsu is a leap higher than most of the people he’s competing against. “

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What’s next for Charles Oliveira?

After his massive win against Dustin Poirier, Oliveira has proved that he is far ahead of any competition in the lightweight division right now. Oliveria’s next opponent will most likely be Justin Gaethje and the fight will go down in the first half of next year.

HOUSTON, TEXAS – MAY 15: Charles Oliveira of Brazil has the belt placed on him by Dana White after defeating Michael Chandler during their Championship Lightweight Bout at the UFC 262 event at Toyota Center on May 15, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Gaethje secured a shot at the title after he beat Michael Chandler at UFC 268. Dana White also confirmed that Gaethje will take on Oliveira for a title shot.

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Who do you think is the better lightweight fighter? Justin Gaethje or Charles Oliveira? Please let us know in the comments section below.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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