The UFC has decided how to handle the lightweight championship.
Charles Oliveira’s next championship fight after beating Justin Gaethje at UFC 274 was never in question. Who would face him?
Oliveira will fight Islam Makhachev in October for the title he lost to Gaethje for missing weight.
Makhachev, ranked third by USA TODAY SPORTS/MMA Junkie, has won 10 straight contests.
Was Makhachev the best option, or is there a better lightweight?
“Spinning Back Clique” hosts Mike Bohn, Nolan King, and Brian “Goze” Garcia review this clash.
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