Doubt Charles Oliveira at your own peril.
The former UFC lightweight champion showed once again why he’s one of the most exciting fighters to ever compete in the octagon, and why those who bet against him are always in danger of eating crow.
Oliveira recovered from danger early to stop Beneil Dariush at 4:10 of Round 1 in UFC 289’s co-headliner. The ground-and-pound finish halted an eight-fight winning streak for Dariush and sent Vancouver’s Rogers Arena into a frenzy.
Here’s what fighters had to say about Oliveira’s big win on Saturday night.
Congrats Charles.— Makhachev Islam (@MAKHACHEVMMA) June 11, 2023
But still there’s levels in this game
Gutted for Dariush. Should’ve had a title shot already. But congrats on a HUGE statement from Oliveira! He is a bonafide finisher! #UFC289— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) June 11, 2023
Charles so Fuckin fun to watch!— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) June 11, 2023
Man Charles got bricks in his hands— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) June 11, 2023
Wowwwww! Amazing finish! I shouldn’t have doubted Charles! #UFC289— Cody Durden (@Cody_Durden) June 11, 2023
Want to know how to blow a title shot faster than Corey Sandhagen?— Chael Sonnen (@ChaelSonnen) June 11, 2023
Watch the interview that is about to take place…
CHARLES OLIVEIRA as the underdog here was too crazy #UFC289— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) June 11, 2023
Wow Charles beat all top5 porra— C H T O V E R A (@chitoveraUFC) June 11, 2023