Charles Oliveira stops Beneil Darius in the first round at UFC 289 before calling out lightweight champion Islam Makhachev, with Dana White admitting a rematch ‘makes a lot of sense’
- The fight was stopped after Oliveira dominated for just over four minutes
- He called out Makhachev for a rematch after the fight having lost the first bout
- The Russian congratulated Oliveira online but said there are ‘levels to this game’
Charles Oliveira has called for another title shot after shocking Beneil Darius with a first round knockout at UFC 289.
The 33-year-old ended Darius’ winning streak with a dominant showing as the referee stopped proceedings after just over four minutes into round one.
He never looked in trouble, and took control from the early stages, hitting his opponent in the head with a kick early on.
Darius recovered, but it was a matter of time until the bout was over and Oliveira’s hand was lifted.
He could now face lightweight champion Islam Makhachev again after losing his title when he missed weight ahead of their first meeting.
Charles Oliveira has called for another title shot after shocking Beneil Darius at UFC 289
The Brazilian stopped his opponent just over four minutes into the first round of their fight
He dominated from start to finish and never looked in trouble during the brief exchanges
The two did face off, but Makhachev won by submission, however Oliveira is keen to get back in the octagon with his rival.
Darius, meanwhile, sees his eight-match winning streak come to an end and must go back the the drawing board as he looks to climb the ladder in the division.
He showed flashes of what he can do, particularly when the fight moved to the mat with the American initially on top.
Oliveira, meanwhile, called out Makhachev after the fight, saying: ‘You want me to fight him in his house? I’ll go. I’m ready.’
UFC president Dana White said the rematch ‘makes a lot of sense,’ while Makhachev himself tweeted: ‘Congrats Charles. But still there’s levels in this game.’
Islam Makhachev beat Oliveira when the two last faced off but they seem set to do so again
UFC president Dana White said the rematch ‘makes a lot of sense’ in the wake of Oliveira’s win
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