UFC: UFC 274 Fight Card: Charles Oliveira meets Justin Gaethje for Lightweight Title on May 7

ONEafter Karl Oliveira defended his title against the No. 1 contender Dustin Poirier back in December, the winner from the Gaethje vs. Chandler Fight would have a shot at that title that Khabib Nurmagomedow left blank. When the Russian champion was still active, he got bored of beating every single fighter in his division. But now everything is open and many big contenders have a chance for the belt. Oliveira managed to hit pear tree with a spectacular template though Justin Gaethje is a completely different animal. Karl Oliveira knows he is facing the man who is arguably the best of them all Easy Division. Except for Khabib, of course.

As a matter of fact, KhabibHis last fight as a pro was against Gaethje and he’s said repeatedly that Justin is the man to beat when he’s not fighting in the division. We get this fight on May 7th when UFC president Dana White said to the people ESPN Wednesday afternoon. Oliveira (32-8) had a great 2021 after the knock Michael Kramer for the vacant title left by Khabib after his retirement. The problem here is that Gaethje genuinely believes the vacant title rightfully belonged to him. After Oliveira won against it chandler and defended it against Poirier, Gaethje has gone all the way to get another chance at winning the belt. That opportunity finally came.

Who has the upper hand in this title fight?

Measured at OliveiraGiven his experience and age, you’d think he’d be the overwhelming favorite for this title shot. However, the Trevor Wittmann Student comes from one of the most successful MMA teams in the present. You currently have fighters like Rose Namajunas, Kamaru Usman and Stipe Miocic. All of those have been UFC champions of recent years. It seems all the stars are finally aligning Justin Gaethje to get his crack at winning the belt. On May 7th we will see if he has what it takes to be a champion.


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