Two massive UFC lightweight fights are now slated for the fall of 2020, in addition to October’s title unification bout.
At UFC 254 on October 24 reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will look to keep his perfect record intact when he squares off with interim title holder Justin Gaethje.
Now in addition to October’s highly anticipated pay-per-view event, fight fans have two more exciting lightweight contests on the horizon.
According to John Morgan off MMAJunkie, perennial UFC lightweight contender Charles Oliveira (29-8 MMA) will taking on the streaking Beneil Dariush on October 3.
Spoke to @beneildariush earlier this week, and he mentioned a potential fight with @CharlesDoBronxs Oliviera. I’m now told that fight is done and will happen on Oct. 3, location TBD. https://t.co/ku2aCHR0sV
— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) August 15, 2020
“Spoke to Beneil Dariush earlier this week, and he mentioned a potential fight with Charles Oliveira. I’m now told that fight is done and will happen on Oct. 3, location TBD.”
The other high profile lightweight match-up announced today came from BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor who reported that former 155lbs title holder Rafael dos Anjos is set to meet Islam Makhachev.