UFC lightweight title picture clearing as Justin Gaethje vs. Charles Oliveira targeted

Charles Oliveira at UFC 256
Charles Oliveira at UFC 256

A battle in between UFC light-weight competitors Justin Gaethje and Charles Oliveira is being targeted to assist clean up the title image.

UFC president Dana White, in an ESPN+ concern and response session with fans, stated that Gaethje vs. Oliveira might be the next bout for the 2 competitors.

Gaethje (22-3) is fresh off of a loss to UFC light-weight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 in October. He had actually been on a four-fight winning streak prior to losing his quote for the belt, however still stays the No. 1 competitor in the department.

Oliveira (30-8, 1 NC) is on an extraordinary streak, having actually won his 8 newest bouts. His newest bout was the most noteworthy, as Oliveira controlled Tony Ferguson at UFC 256.

With Khabib’s future in limbo, as he revealed his retirement following UFC 254, a bout in between Gaethje and Oliveira might assist bring a possible follower into focus. If Khabib chooses to combat once again, it might likewise trim his prospective challengers.

Other critical light-weight bouts are currently on order, as UFC 257 functions Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor in a centerpiece rematch, in addition to previous Bellator champ squaring off with No. 6 ranked Dan Hooker.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.