UFC lightweight title photograph clearing as Justin Gaethje vs. Charles Oliveira focused
A fight among UFC lightweight contenders Justin Gaethje and Charles Oliveira is currently being targeted to help apparent up the title photograph.
UFC president Dana White, in an ESPN+ issue and answer session with supporters, explained that Gaethje vs. Oliveira could be the future bout for the two contenders.
Gaethje (22-3) is new off of a loss to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 in October. He experienced been on a four-battle successful streak prior to losing his bid for the belt, but even now continues to be the No. 1 contender in the division.
Oliveira (30-8, 1 NC) is on an incredible streak, getting gained his 8 most new bouts. His most latest bout was the most notable, as Oliveira dominated Tony Ferguson at UFC 256.
With Khabib’s potential in limbo, as he declared his retirement pursuing UFC 254, a bout among Gaethje and Oliveira could support bring a opportunity successor into focus. If Khabib decides to combat once again, it could also whittle down his opportunity opponents.
Other pivotal light-weight bouts are currently on order, as UFC 257 options Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor in a primary occasion rematch, as properly as previous Bellator champion squaring off with No. 6 ranked Dan Hooker.