Former UFC champion Dustin Poirier praised new UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev for his stunning performance against Oliveira at UFC 280.
Islam Makhachev dominated Oliveira a way to a second-round submission to win the vacant title at UFC 280. After Charles Oliveira was submitted at UFC 269, Dustin Poirier was impressed with what Makhachev did to him .
Former UFC champion Dustin Poirier said about Islam Makhachev that “Very impressed. He went in there and did it as smooth as you can possibly go in there and do it. You know, no marks, no cuts, no bruises, and he’s a world champion. ”
Dustin Poirier further added “That’s a sweet night, man. I’m very impressed with him.I mean, it’s huge1. You know, you can’t be – in this day and age in mixed martial arts, you can’t be a fighter who has one thing.
You have to be able to do it all. You have to be a mixed martial artist, and he showed that. He went out there and hurt Charles and then put him away at his own game. That’s the highest level.”
Not only did Islam Makhachev(23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) dominate Charles Oliveira on the ground, but it was the left hook that started the fight and finish sequence. With Islam Makhachev already possessing a top-notch ground game, Dustin Poirier praised the newly crowned champion for adding to his skill set.
Former UFC champion Dustin Poirier (28-7 MMA, 20-6 UFC) come back to action on November 12 when he takes on former Bellator champion and UFC title challenger Michael Chandler (23-7 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 281 in New York .