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Islam Makhachev Wins over Charles Oliveira on UFC Lightweight

Diego Castaneda

Diego Castaneda

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Sunday, October 23, 2022

Islam Makhachev finally managed to become the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight world champion after defeating his rival Charles Oliveira in a two-round fight at UFC 280.

The fight which was held at the Etihad Stadium, United Arab Emirates on Sunday (23/10/2022) early morning WIB, Islam was dominant from the start of the fight.

Makhachev ended his climb to the lightweight crown with an arm-triangle choke win against Brazil's Oliveira, the UFC record holder for wins with 16 points.

Through this victory, Islam not only became the new lightweight champion but also stopped Oliveira's unbeaten record. He also admitted that he dedicated this title to the late Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, Khabib's father as well as a person who contributed to the world of MMA fighters in Russia.

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Islam Makhachev akhirnya berhasil jadi juara dunia kelas ringan Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) setelah mengalahkan rivalnya Charles Oliveira dalam pertarungan dua ronde di UFC 280.

Pertarungan yang diselenggarakan di Etihad Stadium, Uni Emirat Arab pada Minggu (23/10/2022) dini hari WIB, Islam dominan sejak awal pertarungan.

Makhachev mengakhiri pendakiannya ke takhta kelas ringan dengan kemenangan dengan arm-triangle choke melawan pemain Brazil Oliveira, pemegang rekor UFC untuk kemenangan dengan angka 16.

Lewat kemenangan ini, Islam tidak hanya menjadi juara kelas ringan yang baru tetapi juga menghentikan rekor tak terkalahkan Oliveira. Dirinya juga mengaku, titel ini ia persembahkan untuk mendiang Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, ayah Khabib sekaligus sosok yang berjasa bagi dunia petarung MMA di Russia.