Former UFC Lightweight title challenger Justin Gaethje revealed his strategy in his speculated matchup against UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira. Justin Gaethje is set to fight for the undisputed UFC lightweight title for the second time in his UFC career. He is targeted to face the current UFC lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira. Justin Gaethje recently fought the top-ranked lightweight contender Michael Chandler at UFC 268. He won the fight via decision but made a statement in that fight. The fight is not official between Gatehje and Oliveira but that’s what UFC is trying to book next.
Charles Oliveira last fought at UFC 269 against top then no.1 contender Dustin Poirier. Charles was hurt on multiple occasions in the first round but he came back stronger in the second round and dominated Dustin on the ground. Oliveira then took Dustin’s back in the early moments of the third round of the fight and submitted Dustin by Rear’s naked choke.
Now Charles Oliveira will be defending his title against the new top contender, Justin Gaethje. Justin has previously fought for the title against the UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. He lost the fight via submission in the second round of the fight.
Justin Gaethje talks about his game plan against Charles Oliveira
“At the end of the day, if my striking isn’t way better than his then I’m f*cked, per se,” Gaethje told ESPN. “That’s where I’m great. I’m great at creating pressure, creating damage, and stopping takedowns. So ultimately, he’s going to be trying to get it to the ground because I’m gonna find so much success in the striking department.
Justin Gaethje praises Charles Oliveira for his striking game.
“He is incredibly dangerous in the striking department. His knees, his elbows. His ability to create pressure, control distance, second to none. But I better be better. Or else I’m gonna be in a f*cking world of trouble.”
Justin Gaethje wants to prove himself in his fight against Charles Oliveira.
“I never said Charles Oliveira quits in the first or second round,” Gaethje said. “The times I’m talking about is deep. Deep in a fight when it gets rough, it gets hard. But that was the kid Oliveira was talking about anyways, so we’ll see. He’s proven me wrong up to this point, but my job will be to prove myself right when I step in there with him. Make him quit.”
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