Khabib Nurmagomedov & Islam Makhachev Slammed for “Biggest Robbery” as Charles Oliveira Video From UFC 283 Goes Viral

Published 01/23/2023, 7:27 AM EST
HOUSTON, TEXAS – MAY 15: Charles Oliveira of Brazil holds the belt 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)

UFC 283 proved to be a major success for the UFC, with the event drawing a large crowd. Many Brazilian fighters competed at the event, though not all of them emerged victorious. It was a fight between two of the biggest names in the UFC lightweight division. Charles Oliveira is a Brazilian MMA fighter and former UFC lightweight champion. He is widely regarded as one of the best Brazilian fighters in the sport today. On the other hand, Islam Makhachev is a juggernaut within the UFC lightweight division. As the reigning champion, he has dominated opponents with his impressive grappling skills and relentless fighting style. This raises the question of what the outcome may have been if Charles Oliveira had defended his belt against Islam Makhachev in Rio de Janeiro.

Oliveira began his MMA career in 2008 and quickly made a name for himself as a highly skilled and dangerous striker. He has since developed his grappling skills, becoming a well-rounded fighter with a wide range of techniques. Oliveira has fought in the UFC since 2010 and has compiled an impressive record of 29 wins and 8 losses. He is known for his aggressive style and relentless pace, which has led to many exciting and memorable fights.

But Makhachev is no less. With his combination of power, precision, and determination, Makhachev is a formidable opponent for anyone in the octagon. He is dedicated to his craft and continues to rise through the ranks of the UFC. He is one of the most exciting and talented fighters in the sport today and continues to inspire fans with his dedication to excellence.


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Brazilian fans mob Charles Oliveira after UFC 283

It’s clear that Brazilian MMA fans are passionate about the sport and support their fighters. The success of UFC 283 suggests holding an event featuring a Brazilian fighter defending their belt in Rio de Janeiro. As it could be a major draw for the UFC.

Fan tweets have also highlighted the potential excitement of Oliveira fighting in Brazil.

One fan tweets, “Could you imagine how the arena would’ve looked if Oliveira fought in Brazil.” The sentiment is the same for many, as the energy and enthusiasm of the Brazilian fans is undeniable. Another fan replies to the tweet, stating “It’s the biggest robbery that he had to fight Islam in Abu Dhabi.

The thought highlights the disappointment of fans who were unable to see Oliveira fight in his home country.

Oliveira on fighting in Brazil

Charles Oliveira is eager to step back into the cage and is targeting a rematch with Islam Makhachev. The Brazilian fighter is planning on returning to the octagon in May. In addition, he hopes to challenge for the belt later this year. Moreover, with the ultimate goal of doing so in his home country of Brazil.


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Oliveira, who lost to Makhachev at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi, expresses his desire to face off against the Russian fighter again and prove that he is the true champion. He believes that fighting in Brazil would give him an added edge and the support of his passionate home crowd.



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The Brazilian fighter’s ambition to defend his belt in his home country shows his dedication to the sport and his desire to give back to his fans. The potential for a rematch with Makhachev in Brazil would no doubt be a highly-anticipated event, with fans eager to see Oliveira’s quest for redemption and the chance to see him defend his belt on home soil.




Himakshu Vyas

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Himakshu Vyas is a Combat Sports author at Essentiallysports. He is passionate about sports, with soccer and MMA being the sports he is most involved in. Aside from that, he follows the global soccer scene.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu