Brasil’s Charles Oliveira will fight Russia’s Islam Makhachev in the main event of the upcoming UFC 280 that is set to take place in Abu Dhabi on Ocotber 22.
The lightweight championship bout between two of the very best fighters in the division is probably one of the most highly anticipated bouts for 2022.
Islam is already in Abu Dhabi finishing up his training camp. However it does not appear Charles Oliveira has arrived yet, and that is something that concerns the Russian challenger.
“2 weeks before the fight, Charles and his team not in Abu Dhabi yet., should I start worry ? 🤔🤔🤔” Makhachev wrote on Twitter.
2 weeks before the fight, Charles and his team not in Abu Dhabi yet., should I start worry ? 🤔🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/pyOBMo9D4O
— Makhachev Islam (@MAKHACHEVMMA) October 8, 2022
It is indeed unusual a fighter to come so late (as of today, we are 11 days away from the fight), as Oliveira will need time to acclimate to the high temperatures and changing weather conditions.