Charles Oliveira, and Beneil Darieush had a scheduled head-on clash at UFC 288, but it was canceled due to an unforeseen injury. The fight had to be cancelled due to an unforeseen injury.
Charles Oliveira revealed his injury on Instagram. He said that his injury prevented him from training properly for UFC 288. “I was unable to train because I got injured while wrestling practice,”Oliveira stated. I tried training, I did everything I could, but we couldn’t. So we pulled out of this fight.
Islam Makhachev ended Charles Oliveira’s long reign of the UFC Lightweight champion when he took his title away at UFC280 in Abu Dhabi. A win over Beneil Darieush would bring him one step closer to a shot at the UFC Lightweight Championship.
Oliveira said, “I need to take a break from training for a couple of days to get back into training as soon as possible. Then we will reschedule this fight.” Dana White rescheduled this fight. The official postponement was made by the promotion to UFC 289 Oliveira and Dariush, the co-main event of UFC 288 in Newark, New Jersey will now be in Canada.
Charles Oliveira loses his UFC Lightweight championship
Charles Oliveira was stripped of his UFC Lightweight Title in UFC 274 because he could not make weight. The UFC then stripped him of his belt. Dana White gave him a second chance at UFC 280 to reclaim the title, but he lost the fight via submission.
“I don’t even watch that match.” Oliveira said on The MMA Hour, “I haven’t even watched that fight.”
Oliveira acknowledged that Islam was superior to him that night. The next time we meet I will not change anything. I’ll be the same Charles. Oliveira is still hopeful of reclaiming his title. With rumors that Makhachev may be moving up to the Welterweight Division, he might have to adjust his course or it could prove to a golden chance for the Brazilian.