The new 155-pound UFC champion, Charles Oliveira predicts he will get a submission finish over Dustin Poirier for the UFC lightweight title.
Oliveira knocked out Michael Chandler at UFC 262 in May to become the new UFC lightweight champion. after former belt holder Khabib Nurmagomedov officially gave up his title earlier this year.
After knocking out Chandler and winning the belt, Oliveira is now set to fight Poirier for the belt later this year. after “The Diamond” beat Conor McGregor in their trilogy fight earlier this month at UFC 264. The UFC’s plan is for Oliveira and Poirier to meet later this year with the lightweight belt of ” Do Bronx ‘up for grabs.
Speaking to MMAFighting.com ahead of a possible meeting with Poirier, Oliveira promised the fans that they will have a war fight, but who will win by submission.
«I believe in the power of my hands, but I believe that In a fight against Dustin I can subdue him. Working with my hands, with my blows, I would definitely cause a lot of damage and then subdue it. It’s going to be a war, a great fight. He deserves all the respect in the world, he has heavy hands and good jiu-jitsu, too, so I think it’s going to be a great fight, but I believe in my victory. “
It will be interesting to see how a fight between Oliveira and Poirier unfolds, as they are two of the best lightweights in the world right now. Oliveira is an incredible submission artist who has improved his sleight of hand, while Poirier has always had a good game on the ground, but he also has a fantastic fight on his feet. Regardless of who wins, it will be a fun fight.