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Ali Abdelaziz shuts down rumored UFC 297 rematch between Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira: “Please don’t listen to people that can’t even get credentials”

Fernando Quiles - November 5, 2023

The manager for Islam Makhachev, Ali Abdelaziz, has blasted a report claiming a UFC lightweight title rematch with Charles Oliveira is targeted for January 2024. Ariel Helwani recently reported that the plan is for Makhachev vs. Oliveira 2 to headline UFC 297. Here’s what Helwani reported on his X account:

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Raquel Pennington vs. Mayra Bueno Silva to fight for the vacant women’s bantamweight title at UFC 297, Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira 2 in the works

Chris Taylor - November 4, 2023

Dana White and company are planning to rebook the Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira rematch for January’s UFC 297 event in Toronto. Makhachev (25-1 MMA) and Oliveira (34-9 MMA) originally collided for the promotion’s vacant lightweight title at UFC 280 in October of 2022, with the Dagestani fighter emerging victorious by way of second round submission.

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UFC CEO Dana White provides update on Charles Oliveira and potential title shot: “He went to a plastic surgeon”

Harry Kettle - October 27, 2023

UFC CEO Dana White has given an update on the return of Charles Oliveira and a potential title shot. At UFC 294, Charles Oliveira was supposed to challenge Islam Makhachev for the UFC lightweight championship. Unfortunately, a cut in training ruled him out of the fight, allowing Alexander Volkanovski to step in on short notice. Now that Makhachev has successfully retained the belt, questions are being asked about ‘Do Bronx’ and when he may make his return to the Octagon.

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Charles Oliveira confident he will get next title shot against Islam Makhachev: "Everybody knows I’m next"

Cole Shelton - October 25, 2023

Charles Oliveira is confident he will get the next lightweight title shot. Oliveira was supposed to rematch Islam Makhachev at UFC 294 last Saturday, but just under two weeks out from the fight he suffered a cut that forced him to pull out. Alexander Volkanovski took the fight and lost by first-round knockout as Makhachev remained the UFC lightweight champion.

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UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev calls for a rematch between Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje

Harry Kettle - October 20, 2023

Islam Makhachev has called on the UFC to book a lightweight title eliminator rematch between Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje. This weekend, Islam Makhachev was initially scheduled to defend his UFC lightweight championship against Charles Oliveira. Unfortunately, due to a cut in training, Oliveira was forced to pull out. Now, Alexander Volkanovski will be taking his place for a rematch of his own.

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Belal Muhammad reacts to Charles Oliveira withdrawing from UFC 294: “He chose not to fight”

Harry Kettle - October 19, 2023

UFC fighter Belal Muhammad has given his thoughts on Charles Oliveira withdrawing from UFC 294. This weekend was supposed to see Charles Oliveira take on Islam Makhachev for the UFC lightweight championship. Unfortunately, due to a cut sustained by ‘Do Bronx’ in training, he will no longer take part in the event. Instead, Alexander Volkanovski has stepped in on short notice to battle Makhachev for the second time.

Alexander Volkanovski, Charles Oliveira, Islam Makhachev
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Dan Hardy claims Alexander Volkanovski rematch is a “far less threatening” fight when compared to Charles Oliveira

Harry Kettle - October 17, 2023

Dan Hardy believes Islam Makhachev has a clearer path to victory against Alexander Volkanovski than against Charles Oliveira. On Saturday night, Islam Makhachev will defend the UFC lightweight championship against Alexander Volkanovski for the second time. He should’ve been going up against Charles Oliveira, but ‘Do Bronx’ was forced to pull out as a result of a cut sustained in training.

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Former MMA champion takes aim at Charles Oliveira for “stupid” training methods that led to UFC 294 withdrawal: “He wasn’t wearing headgear”

Harry Kettle - October 16, 2023

Former MMA champion Josh Thomson has taken aim at Charles Oliveira for his training technique that contributed to him being forced out of UFC 294. As we now know, Charles Oliveira will not be competing against Islam Makhachev at UFC 294 for the UFC middleweight championship. Instead, Alexander Volkanovski will take his place as a result of Oliveira sustaining a nasty cut in training.

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Dana White explains why Charles Oliveira is out of UFC 294 and how the new main event came together

Harry Kettle - October 11, 2023

UFC president Dana White has explained why Charles Oliveira is now out of the UFC 294 main event. Just a matter of hours ago, news broke that Charles Oliveira will no longer be competing at UFC 294. Instead, it’ll be Alexander Volkanovski who challenges Islam Makhachev for the UFC lightweight championship. It serves as quite the turn of events in the division, with many wondering what exactly went down to warrant ‘Do Bronx’ pulling out.

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Islam Makhachev set to rematch Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 294 with Charles Oliveira out

Cole Shelton - October 10, 2023

Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski are set to run it back in the main event of UFC 294. The folks at the Overdogs Podcast just announced that Charles Oliveira is out of his lightweight title fight on Oct. 21 in Abu Dhabi against Makhachev, and Volkanovski has agreed to step in on short notice to rematch Makhachev in less than two weeks. ESPN has since confirmed the news.

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Official main card lineup released for UFC 294: ‘Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira 2’

Harry Kettle - October 9, 2023

The official main card lineup has been released for UFC 294 later this month, with the main event being Islam Makhachev vs Charles Oliveira 2. Later this month, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be making its return to Abu Dhabi. For the second straight year, the man event will see Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev clash for the UFC lightweight title. This time around, though, it will be Makhachev who is defending after he was able to beat ‘Do Bronx’ for the strap twelve months ago. Since then, both men have won one contest – against Alexander Volkanovski and Beneil Dariush respectively.

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Mateusz Gamrot slotted as UFC 294 backup fighter for Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira rematch

Fernando Quiles - October 8, 2023

Mateusz Gamrot might just be fighting for a UFC title if initial plans go awry. The main event of UFC 294 will feature a rematch for the UFC Lightweight Championship. It’ll be titleholder Islam Makhachev putting his gold at stake against Charles Oliveira. Around this time last year, Makhachev submitted Oliveira in the second round to capture UFC gold. While the UFC has its plan set for October 21, plans can change.

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Michael Bisping shares some advice for Charles Oliveira ahead of Islam Makhachev rematch at UFC 294

Susan Cox - October 3, 2023

Michael Bisping is sharing some advice for Charles Oliveira ahead of his rematch with Islam Makhachev at UFC 294. UFC 294 takes place on Saturday, October 21st at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. Headlining the event is a lightweight title fight between current champion Islam Makhachev (24-1 MMA) and Charles Oliveira (34-9 MMA).

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Islam Makhachev shuts down Charles Oliveira's complaint about fighting in Abu Dhabi: "Makes no sense"

Josh Evanoff - October 2, 2023

UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev has responded to Charles Oliveira. The two are currently set to rematch at UFC 294 later this month, in Abu Dhabi. The fight takes place just a year after their first fight at UFC 280. Last October, Islam Makhachev scored a second-round submission win over Charles Oliveira to win the vacant lightweight gold.

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Mateusz Gamrot details decision to call out Charles Oliveira post-UFC Vegas 79 win

Fernando Quiles - September 24, 2023

Mateusz Gamrot is shooting for the stars following an anticlimactic TKO victory over Rafael Fiziev at UFC Vegas 79. Gamrot vs. Fiziev didn’t end the way most anticipated. In the second round, Fiziev suffered a nasty leg injury after he connected a kick on the elbow of Gamrot. The bout had to be stopped due to the injury, and Gamrot was awarded the TKO win.

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Islam Makhachev's coach reveals what improvements they expect from Charles Oliveira at UFC 294

Harry Kettle - September 18, 2023

Islam Makhachev’s head coach Javier Mendez has revealed what improvements they expect to see from Charles Oliveira at UFC 294. Last year, Islam Makhachev became the UFC lightweight champion by submitting Charles Oliveira at UFC 280. Now, one year later, the two will run it back as ‘Do Bronx’ attempts to reclaim the gold he lost.

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Charles Oliveira explains why he won't trash talk Islam Makhachev ahead of UFC 294 rematch: "I made a mistake"

Cole Shelton - August 30, 2023

Charles Oliveira says he won’t be trash-talking Islam Makhachev ahead of their rematch like he did in the first fight. Oliveira and Makhachev fought last October and it was the Dagestani native who won by second-round submission in a one-sided fight. It was a coming-out party of sorts for Makhachev, but Oliveira admits he didn’t fight to his ability.

Justin Gaethje, Islam Makhachev, and Charles Oliveira
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Justin Gaethje potentially cageside for Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira 2: "I'm not against it"

Josh Evanoff - August 8, 2023

Justin Gaethje is open to facing off with the winner of Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira at UFC 294. ‘The Highlight’ is fresh off his rematch against Dustin Poirier late last month in Utah. Five years after ‘The Diamond’ scored a knockout win, Justin Gaethje got his revenge in the main event of UFC 291. In the opening seconds of the second frame, he scored a highlight-reel stoppage victory.