Charles Oliveira, a top contender in the UFC’s lightweight division, gave his thoughts about Alexander Volkanovski’s plans to compete in both the featherweight and lightweight divisions.
At UFC 276, Volkanovski solidified his position as one of the most accomplished practitioners of mixed martial arts in the history of the sport and the earth as a whole. He was able to accomplish this goal by adding a third victory over the renowned 145-pound competitor Max Holloway to his record.
But there was no question about the conclusion of the trilogy, despite the fact that the first was a tight race and the second was considered by some to be controversially close.
Ahead of the fight, the Australian rebutted Holloway’s assertions that he is the “best boxer” by stating that the current holder of the title must have the ability to hit and not be hit.
And in the fight that served as the co-main event at UFC 276, Alexander “The Great” made the challenger pay for ignoring that piece of advise.
Following his most recent victory, Volkanovski has given indications that he is interested in moving up to lightweight and attempting to become a double champion in that weight class.
As of right now, there is no champion in the lightweight division since Charles Oliveira, who had a record of 33-8 in mixed martial arts, was disqualified from holding the belt at UFC 274, which took place in May of this year.
Oliveira said, “He’s a very tough guy, and I know he has made history (at) 145. But everybody who thinks about moving up to 155 has to think very well because it’s a very, very, very hard division.”
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