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Media Michael Chandler: Charles Oliveira ‘Probably the Scariest Opponent I’ve Ever Faced’

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  1. Peli Silver Belt

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    "I trained a lot of jiu-jitsu because Charles is very good, probably the scariest opponent I´ve ever faced in my whole career,” the former Bellator title holder recently told Combate.

    That said, Chandler believes that if he can survive Oliveira’s initial blitz, he will be the stronger fighter over the course of a five-round championship bout.

    "If He can't get the submission or knock out really fast, he starts to get tired and that's where I start to shine,” Chandler said. “I have no doubt that my athleticism will be a turning point in a 25- minute fight.

    “Charles will start strong but will get tired and I´m not. I hope to get a knockout in the first two rounds, but the fans can also expect a 25-minutes war.”

    https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/M...y-the-Scariest-Opponent-Ive-Ever-Faced-179290
     
  2. brackis1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Its a fair assessment and I'm excited for the fight. Rooting for Charles personally.
     
  3. Slatersan Black Belt

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    Cant wait for this one.
     
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    It’s a great match for Chandler stylistically.

    Do Bronx has some very polished ground game though.
     
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    I'm curious what he means by "scariest". That could mean a few different things. If he's talking about a guy that poses a serious threat in every phase of the fight, then Oliveira probably is the scariest guy Chandler's ever fought. However, I think Alvarez was a stylistically tougher fight for Chandler, and if we're just looking at who the best fighter he's ever gone up against, Patricio is WAY scarier than Oliveira.
     
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  8. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Black Belt Platinum Member

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    Oliveira is so overrated at the minute

    Hope I'm wrong because I love his BJJ, but he's just had good matchups recently, he's not THAT much better than he used to be
     
  9. jx820 Silver Belt

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    I'd think fighting Eddie back in the day would be a lot scarier.
     
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  10. GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth.

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    I'm expecting a submission by Olivera but it'll be a good fight
     
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    Nah man, rooting for Oliveira here but I think one Chandler's punch in the torso and Oliveira is done.
     
  12. Dreyga2000 STOP TREATING SPECULATION AS FACT!!!

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    No matter who wins. I don’t see this one lasting long
     
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  13. GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth.

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    I disagree I think hes really come into his own. Hes not the best in the best in the division but he is rightfully top 3-5 right now.
     
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    Not quite convinced either but if he puts away Chandler I will jump aboard the train.
     
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    Lol at Chandler banking on Aloe Vera gassing and wants the early finish....I think it's the other way around...
     
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    I'm not sure about that. I know Pitbull made short work of Chandler, but he's gone to 5-round decisions and SDs with lesser fighters than Chandler or the current Oliveira....including a fighter who just lost to Sergio Pettis. This is the same Sergio who went 2-3 in his last 5 UFC fights.
     
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    Yeah, but that's like a step above where he's always been

    He's a little better, but people are acting like he is a world-beater now

    I think guys like Dustin, Gaethje, Chandler who have good wrestling, will hurt him on the feet, and he won't be able to take them down
     
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    Chandler sounds very confident about his gas tank, but if the fight goes over 2 rounds, it's a coin flip as for which fighter will have better cardio and can take the other into deep waters.
     
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  19. GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth.

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    Disagree. I think Dustin beats him for sure but I favor him against Chandler and Gaethje. Their defensive grappling (in different ways) is lacking and they just aren't used to being on their backs. They definitely have a chance to knock him out but I rate Charles as an all around better fighter.

    Most of the criticism against Charles is from his FW days where he clearly was drained from cutting too much (his own fault but still) since moving up he has looked much better imo
     
  20. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Black Belt Platinum Member

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    They probably won't end up on their backs because Oliveira won't be able to take them down

    I think Oliveira is a better striker, and wrestler than Gaethje, or Chandler?
     

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