Former UFC lightweight champion Charles Olivera made headlines recently as he unveiled a new tattoo on his neck. MMA fans took to social media to react to this interesting development.
User, @HomelanderMMA, couldn’t contain his enthusiasm and wrote: “Islam Makhachev vs Charles Oliveira 2 official And to celebrate that news, Charles decided to get a tattoo in the same spot the arm triangle was in.”
User @FinZombie wrote: “That won’t save him, brother.”
Another user @MRafiudeen sarcastically commented: “Bro is doing black magic to win this match.”
The excitement surrounding Charles Oliveira’s new tattoo comes ahead of his highly anticipated rematch against reigning UFC lightweight champion, Islam Makhachev. Their rematch has been scheduled for UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi on October 21, 2023.
The duo previously clashed at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi in October 2022, where Makhachev emerged victorious by submitting Oliveira in the second round.
Since then, Makhachev has successfully defended his title against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284. On the other hand, Oliveira rebounded with an impressive victory over Beniel Dariush at UFC 289.
The upcoming main event will see Islam Makhachev defending his lightweight title in a thrilling rematch against Charles Oliveira. Makhachev boasts an impressive 12-bout winning streak, while Oliveira has won 12 of his last 13 matches. He has notable finishes over Justin Gaethje, Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler.
Before the rematch was officially announced, there were intriguing exchanges between Alexander Volkanovski and Islam Makhachev. Volkanovski had expressed interest in a rematch with the lightweight champion.
However, the announcement by UFC president Dana White has now made the Makhachev-Oliveira rematch official.
This epic showdown is sure to captivate MMA fans worldwide, as both competitors are at the peak of their game and determined to prove their dominance in the octagon. As the date draws near, fans can’t help but speculate on how this highly anticipated rematch will unfold and who will emerge victorious in this match for lightweight supremacy.
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