Charles Oliveira is the LW Maia, and has been streaking lately

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  1. Legendary

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    4/5 since going back to LW and all submissions. He is now back in the top 15 and I think he is a dark horse and he could very well be able to submit anyone in that division.

    Don't sleep on him, I think he has path to title contention with another win or two. He has been looking sharp.

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  2. Gamer007

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    Absolutely, definitely one of the most underrated fighters in the UFC.

    He has lost to:
    Max Holloway
    Anthony Pettis
    Cub Swanson
    Jim miller
    Ricardo Lamas
    Paul Felder
    Donald Cerrone
    Frankie Edgar

    All of those guys are certified beast, I think Charles will have an epic second half to his career, similar to Maia where he was able to reinvent himself and go on that long winning streak.
     
  3. tasticles

    tasticles Red Belt

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    Everyone loves a good punching bag
     
  4. johncola

    johncola Red Belt

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    Doesn't actually fight anything like Maia though.
     
  5. maxi diablo

    maxi diablo Black Belt

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    Better subs than Maia, but Charles gets outgrappled sometimes.
     
  6. Cat Biscuits

    Cat Biscuits Brown Belt

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    I've always wanted this matchup.
     
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  7. House Adams

    House Adams Fuck the King

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    I always thought they mishandled him.... Just fed him to the wolves basically off the rip... He was very young and facing divisions elites..

    While the experience may end up benefiting him in the long run... It still seems they could have handled his fight selections a little differently..

    Hopefully he keeps improving and filling out... He should be a force at 155..
     
  8. smalliebiggs

    smalliebiggs White Belt

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    dude's a badass. could have finished Teymur with strikes but chose the sub because that's his thing
     
  9. acannxr

    acannxr Brown Belt

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    When I saw the thread title:

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  10. Substance Abuse

    Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Don't agree with the assessment overall. He is as close to the term "Glass Cannon" as you can get without mentioning Barbosa and I love to watch Aloe-Vera fight. He needs a higher level fight soon.
     
  11. Naught2Sixty

    Naught2Sixty Brown Belt

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    Chucky Olives can kickbox though, Maia, not so much.
     
  12. TheAmericanGazelle

    TheAmericanGazelle Brown Belt

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    Not so much.

    Maia is a significantly better overall grappler, both in pure terms and applied to MMA.

    Catching subs is a skill that is often delinked from positional dominance/advancement in MMA.
     
  13. Sapp

    Sapp Silver Belt

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    Striking looking way better.
     
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    wompuscatwilly Brown Belt

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    The fight would never happen but I would love to see him fight Nate Diaz. Joe Lauzon would be a nice fight too and more of a possibility.
     
  15. ixRanGzeNxi

    ixRanGzeNxi Yellow Card Yellow Card

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  16. DuncanFan819

    DuncanFan819 Purple Belt

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    One of my favorites but every time I think he's about to break through and become a true contender, he loses. Hopefully he gets that big win eventually.
     
  17. chitoortiz

    chitoortiz Silver Belt

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    He loses almost any big fight he's in.

    Misses weight often.

    He will lose once he faces another top 10-15 fighter.

    But I'm a fan, always exciting fights. Underrated fight for sure on sherdog is Nik Lentz vs Oliveira 1.
     
  18. Kenny Powerth

    Kenny Powerth Jean Belt (Jelt)

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    Trinaldo deserves a top 15 fight, makes sense.
     
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  19. mikesparrow

    mikesparrow Green Belt

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    No he's not. I can't imagine Maya getting subbed by a striker..
     
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  20. Ying Li

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    Kid is a beast

    Like all his fights, finisher.
     

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