Kevin Lee Says Neither Conor McGregor Nor Dustin Poirier Can Beat Charles Oliveira

Published 06/01/2021, 10:46 AM EDT
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)


Kevin Lee is all set to face Sean Brady in a welterweight bout on July 10th, 2021, at UFC 264. Lee last competed in the UFC in a lightweight division fight against current champion Charles Oliveira. ‘The Motown Phenom’ lost that fight via a 3rd round submission.

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Since then the fighters have gone in completely different directions. Charles Oliveira became the UFC lightweight champion while Lee decided to compete in the welterweight division. While Lee will be facing Brady next, Oliveira’s next opponent has not yet been decided.

There have been speculations that ‘Do Bronx’ might face the winner of the McGregor vs Poirier fight. However, nothing has been made official as of yet.

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Recently Lee was talking about what he thinks will happen if Oliveira does face McGregor or Poirier. While ‘The Motown Phenom’ believes McGregor might win the fight, he believes Oliveira will defeat whoever he faces.

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“I don’t know I see Conor maybe winning this one; I think he’ll make the adjustments in winning. But regardless of either one of them, I don’t think have the complete game to beat somebody like Charles.

“With Charles, you got to be on your p’s and q’s the whole time, and you got to have the skills behind it. I think Dustin’s had a lot of fights, he’s kind of coming to his own.

“But I think he’s starting to hit a plateau period, where he kind of does what he does but there are no new wrinkles added to his game. You got to hit Charles with something new.”

Will Charles Oliveira face the winner of the Poirier vs McGregor fight?

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The lightweight division is arguably one of the toughest divisions in the UFC. There are a number of great fighters in the division and all of them would want to fight for the title.

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However, the most plausible fight right now seems to be the one between Oliveira and the victor of McGregor vs. Poirier. Although there is a possibility that they chose Justin Gaethje as Oliveira’s opponent, while Beneil Dariush would also fancy his chances.

Who do you think Oliveira will face next? Let us know.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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