The future of the UFC Queen class

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Light belt Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) It has no owner. This weekend has passed UFC 274. In this meeting Charles Oliveiraworld champion, and Justin GethjeAs the applicant. However, events unfolded as no one would have wished. It all led to the crown they once owned Khabib Nurmagomedov also Conor McGregor Left without owner.

In the pre-fight weight, Charles de Bronx Oliveira lost weight. The Brazilian fighter lost just 0.5 pounds less than the 155 pounds needed to challenge for the championship belt. Thus, the title was lost on the scales. Although they did not authorize the suspension of the fight from the UFC cartel. So there was a big fight Phoenix Footprint Center (USA). But yes, Oliveira not being able to choose the belt.

Only Justin Gaethje managed to win the world lightweight title at UFC 274. But the American was beaten in the first round. It was his second chance to fight for the crown. In 2020 he has already faced Khabib Nurmagomedov and also lost against Russian A ‘Eagle’ He sent him to sleep in what was, after all, Russia’s last battle.

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Charles Oliveira found himself without, in part, defending his status as a hero. He found himself without a belt. But at least with his win he didn’t fall into the hands of Justin Gaethje. Given this scenario, there will be a fight for the crown. s “Does the Bronx” He will be one of the candidates. The unknown is who his opponent will be. Dustin Poirier Will follow Gaethje in the lightweight rankings but has already lost to the Brazilian in Oliveira’s previous title defense.

Charles Oliveira, after his victory at UFC 274

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Although there is another name that sounds powerful: Islam fears. The one who opened the discussion is none other than Habib. Russians. The undefeated lightweight king of the Ultimate Fighting Championship highlighted his compatriot’s name. “Why should Islam Makhachev fight if there are no heroes in this department, Dana White?” Khabib asks on social media.

Makhachev himself congratulated Oliveira on his win and called him out for the upcoming lightweight title match: “Congratulations Charles. Head to Abu Dhabi for the vacant title. Before the fight, after learning that “Do Bronx” would lose the belt so as not to be overweight, he already wrote the following: “I look forward to fighting the winner of this fight, either for a vacant title or for a new champ.”

Some fans too Martial Arts Mixed (MMA) They demand that Khabib Nurmagomedov himself be the one to take on Charles Oliveira. He considers that today there is no superior fighting class in the UFC lightweights. However, it seems like an impossible dream. the seldi He is focusing on his new face as a promoter of his own business Eagle FC. He had already declared that he would no longer fight.

And Conor McGregor doesn’t seem like an option. The Irish fighter has lost his last fights and is not expected to return to the Octagon until at least the fall. was supposed to “Bad reputation” He can return to the cage during the summer. but very Dana White And he has already confirmed that he has not yet fully recovered from the injury suffered last June against Dustin Poirier.

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Kristen T. Prall