Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 22, 2022, in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira will take on Islam Makhachev in the UFC Lightweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 280 card.

In this post, we will break down Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 33-year-old, Charles Oliveira is coming in with a 33-8-0 (1 NC) record. Oliveira will be fighting for the first time since a win via submission against Justin Gaethje at UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje in May.

Makhachev, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Bobby Green on May 7, 2022 at UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Green and holds a 22-1-0 record.

Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev
33
Age
31
5′ 10″
Height
5′ 10″
155 lbs.
Weight
155 lbs.
74″
Reach
70″
33-8-0 (1 NC)
Record
22-1-0
Orthodox
Stance
Southpaw

Charles Oliveira has an orthodox fighting stance with a 74″ reach. The 31-year-old, Islam Makhachev is an southpaw fighter with a 70″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Charles Oliveira:
→ Oliveira’s striking accuracy is 53%.
→ Oliveira lands 3.53 significant strikes per minute.
→ Oliveira’s takedown accuracy is 40%.
→ Oliveira’s takedown average is 2.46 per 15 minutes.
→ Oliveira’s takedown defense is 57%.

Oliveira comes in with 53% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.53 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Makhachev fires at 57% accuracy, landing about 2.27 significant strikes per minute. Charles Oliveira also has a 40% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 2.46 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Makhachev’s 3.41 takedowns and 88% takedown accuracy.

Islam Makhachev:
→ Makhachev’s striking accuracy is 57%.
→ Makhachev lands 2.27 significant strikes per minute.
→ Makhachev’s takedown accuracy is 65%.
→ Makhachev’s takedown average is 3.41 per 15 minutes.
→ Makhachev’s takedown defense is 88%.

Islam spent on average 9:11 minutes in the Octagon and Charles has an average fight time of 6:55 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC 280 is live in , who do you think will win, Charles or Islam? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev
Date
October 22, 2022
Location
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev

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