For the main event of UFC 280, Justin Gaethje has made a prediction. Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira will compete for the lightweight title in the UFC.
Gaethje has two UFC championship fights under his belt—one against Oliveira and the other against Makhachev’s training partner Khabib Nurmagomedov—so he has special insight into the contest.
The lightweight UFC fighter Gaethje revealed in an exclusive chat with Makoa Goble of LowKickMMA that he has a pick but also understands that anything might happen:
Justin Gaethje predicts Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev
“The main part of that statement is going to be Oliveira’s ability to not be submitted by Makhachev. If he doesn’t get submitted, then most likely, he’s on his back for three rounds or more. And Makhachev wins a decision. That’s what everyone if you know anything about this that’s what you think is supposed to happen. But if you just watch Kamaru’s fight then you know that this is the best sport in the world because anything can happen at any given moment.”
“I’m excited to watch it. I hope Oliveira beats him up. I hope Oliveira keeps it standing. I hope Oliveira gets on top of him. It’d be cool to see all those things. We’ll see, we’ll see what happens.”