UFC lightweight Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira is scheduled to face Kevin Lee this weekend in the main event at UFC Brasilia.
Kevin Lee will enter the contest coming off of a devastating knockout victory over Gregor Gillespie at UFC 244. With that in mind, Oliveira knows that Kevin Lee’s confidence will be sky high come fight night.
He recently talked to MMA Fighting about his upcoming main event scrap against Kevin Lee at UFC Brasilia. See what he had to say below:
“I think Kevin Lee is an excellent fighter who fights well on the feet, has evolved in that area. Nut his strongest weapon is wrestling, not jiu-jitsu,” Oliveira said. “He puts so much pressure that people end up breaking, giving their backs, so he goes there and do what he does best, which is submit.
I think I’ll be able to show how much I’ve evolved on the feet in this fight. I can show him that. We’ll make sure he gets lost on the feet and I score a great victory.”
Charles Oliveira dedicates this fight to his home country of Brazil. He believes that he better than Lee in all areas, except for trash-talking, so he plans to shut the “Motown Phenom” up on Saturday night:
“We want to shut this guy up and defend our country, defend Brazil,” Oliveira said. “The only thing Kevin Lee does better than me is talk and sell fights like that. I sell fights my own way, inside the cage. Let’s fight and show what I got. Brazil, let’s shut this guy up. He does his show outside [the cage] and I’ll put on a show inside the Octagon. Let’s make some noise so we can shut this guy up.”
Oliveira is confident that he will get his hand raised against Kevin Lee and believes that a win will catapult in the rankings, setting him up for a top-5 opponent next:
“It’s gonna be seven wins in a row with no decisions. It will open doors for me in the division. After that, it will be one more win and then my long-awaited title shot. After this, they have to give me a top-5, a top-3, and then I’ll fight for the belt by the end of the year or early next year.” Oliveira concluded.
Charles Oliveira vs. Kevin Lee takes place on March 14, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 170 in Brasília, Brazil.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 12th March, 2020.
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