Charles Oliveira is primed to get his belt back it appears.
“The lion of the lightweights is still roaring,” Oliveira said via a translation by MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz.
His opponent, Islam Makhachev, who has won 10 straight fights, was clearly the fan favorite at the UFC 280 ceremonial weigh-ins.
“Abu Dhabi, give some noise. We do this tomorrow night inshallah, “ Makhachev said.
“I’m f***ing excited to fight in this arena. Come all the way across the world and put on a show. Show the f*** off for you guys and put this motherf***er to sleep,” Dillashaw said.
“Abu Dhabi thank you guys for coming out. This is a stacked card and you guys are in for a great show. I’d like to thank everybody on this card for being great needle movers for this event. Tomorrow night you guys are in for a good show. I’m going to put this motherf***er down and going to beat the piss pound sh*t out of him. Guaranteed,” Sterling said.