Final Up to date on 10 Might 2022 8:10 pm (UK Time)
Whereas the occasion as a complete didn’t essentially reside as much as the hype UFC 274 was an thrilling evening for the corporate’s light-weight division, Charles Oliveira who was stripped of his light-weight title a day earlier than submitted the #1 contender on the time Justin Gaethje to enhance his win streak to 11 whereas Michael Chandler KO’ed Tony Ferguson in a match the place each fighters have been aiming to get again into the win column. Quite a few callouts ensued after every fighter gained each from the fighters themselves and their respective contenders on social media which had me desirous about the fights which have to occur going ahead.
Firstly I need to make it recognized I imagine that the belt itself shouldn’t be fought for a bit not as a result of Charles is undeserving given what occurred however as a result of his competitors at present isn’t worthy. Michael Chandler is at present one of many individuals this is applicable to.
Whereas Chandler secured a shocking Entrance kick KO on Saturday Chandler’s win made him 2-2 within the UFC and whereas the win was spectacular his opponent was an El Cucuy who had misplaced his final 3 fights whereas wanting like a shell of his former self. It is for that reason despite his passionate post-fight interview that I don’t suppose Chandler deserves a rematch with both Justin or Charles but.
A extra becoming battle for my part can be towards Conor McGregor somebody who can be seeking to get again within the title image however wants extra fights underneath his belt given current losses. A win vs the excessive profile McGregor might positively assist Chandler get again within the title image and it’s a possible battle that’s positive to entertain.
One other battle to make for my part is Beneil Dariush vs Islam Makhachev. The 2 have been scheduled to battle earlier than Beneil pulled out as a consequence of harm which prompted Islam to battle unranked Bobby Inexperienced who the Russian made brief work of. A battle that advised us nothing we didn’t already know and did nothing for Islam’s case for a title shot therefore why I imagine Dariush is an effective take a look at for Makhachev which might legitimize him combating Oliveira for the title.
However although that battle ought to occur I’d not be shocked if it doesn’t given Islam seems to think he has a date with Do Bronx on October 22th IN Abu Dhabi and Dana has recently been swaying to skipping Islam vs Beneil in favour of Islam vs Charles so we must wait and see.
As for Charles’s earlier two opponent’s Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier I truthfully wouldn’t thoughts seeing a rematch between the 2 given the state of the division and the truth that each their current losses are towards the ‘present’ champ in Charles and former champ in Khabib. I anticipated Dustin to proceed looking for to battle Nate Diaz however Diaz appears very uninterested and Dustin seemed to gain a new fire in himself after watching Charles choke out Justin as he tweeted out he wants to fight him again. A battle between Poirier and Gaethje would lead to a high-profile win for the victor which might kickstart both’s resurgence as a contender for the light-weight crown.