Arriving at the venue of the duel against Islam Makhachev, Charles Oliveira’s team does not feel that they are in the territory of the enemy.
This was announced in an interview with Sherdog by the Brazilian coach Diego Lima.
“When the UFC announced the venue to us, we were ready to fight in absolutely hostile territory, not only because of the Islamic culture, but also because Russia is much closer than Brazil, but this is not what was expected. us here on the streets,” said the Brazilian specialist. “In malls, mosques, markets, everywhere we go, people are totally supportive of Charles. Everyone comes up to take a picture, they say that he is a real champion. Another important point is that there are hundreds of black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu here, and BJJ is part of the local culture here and is taught in schools and the army. So we feel at home”
Recall that the title fight between Makhachev and Oliveira, on which the vacant UFC lightweight championship belt will be at stake, will head the UFC 280 tournament in Abu Dhabi on October 22.