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Charles Oliveira intends to destroy Beneil Dariush at UFC 288

Charles Oliveira has a plan for his next chapter in the UFC, and he pledges that nothing and no one will stand in his way.

"Do Bronx" is set to face Beneil Dariush at UFC 288, which takes place May 6 in New Jersey, and feels he is one win away from a rematch with Islam Makhachev for the lightweight title. Yet, while he claims he will not change anything from his last fight, Oliveira is changing his method to project how he will perform in the cage.

“I’ve said [how I’ll win] it before, I’ve been wrong before — and I won’t be wrong again,” Oliveira said recently on MMA Fighting’s Trocação Franca. “I’ll tell you the truth, being real here, I’ll hunt in this fight. I’ll walk forward the entire time. I don’t care if it’s a knockout, a submission, or a decision, I’ll hunt in this fight.

“I can’t say I’ll do a strategic fight, that I’ll be waiting. No, that’s not Charles fighting. Charles walks forward, he hunts the entire time. So if you want to watch a boring fight, don’t come to watch my fight. You’ll see me get knocked down, dropped, and get back up. As you said, [Dariush] has been knocked out before, he’s been submitted. He has holes, just like I do. That’s what matters the most, wanting to win no matter what.”

Over the course of their MMA careers, both Oliveira and Dariush have demonstrated various fighting styles, winning via knockouts and submissions. It will be interesting to see who will come out on top when they face each other in the cage.


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