Coach Explains Why Arman Tsarukyan Is The Perfect Fight For Charles Oliveira

Charles Oliveira vs Arman Tsarukyan

Charles Oliveira’s coach, Diego Lima, has explained why Arman Tsarukyan is an excellent fight for his pupil.

Oliveira is preparing to return to the Octagon at UFC 300, where he will face off against Tsarukyan, with the winner of the fight earning the opportunity to compete for the UFC lightweight championship.

Given that Oliveira was scheduled to fight champion Islam Makhachev at UFC 294, but had to pull out due to injury, MMA fans were expecting the UFC to re-book a fight between the two. Instead, ‘Do Bronx’ accepted to fight Tsarukyan and he’s pleased about it.

 “I know many didn’t like the announcement of the fight,” Lima said. “I know everyone wanted to see it again against Islam, but you can be sure that everything went as we wanted, and we are very happy about this fight. Many points are very important to highlight, Charles fought last time in June last year, Islam returned only in the second half, and we couldn’t go more than a year without fighting, besides other very important points that were discussed to make the best for Charles. ‘Aaaaaaa but Arman is tough!!!’ And which easy opponent did Charles face? Go to Tapology and look at his opponents, at least the last 10.

“He’s never been weak and never will, and that’s why he is who he is, and that’s why he’s real, and that’s why you like him. It’s never been easy. After losing the belt for Islam, he came back and knocked out, in the 1st round, a possible belt challenger coming from 8 wins in a row.”

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