Charles do Bronx analyzes the duel between Islam Makhachev and Dustin Poirier and names the favorite for UFC 302

Victim of Islam Makhachev and tormentor of Dustin Poirier in the recent past, Charles do Bronx pointed out favoritism to the Russian

Charles do Bronx stands out in the lightweight division. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/UFC Turkiye

Charles of the Bronx is a highlight of the lightweights. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/UFC Turkiye

This Saturday (1), Islam makhachev e Dustin poirier face each other for the lightweight belt (up to 70,3 kg) in the main fight of the UFC 302. No one better to analyze such a duel than Charles of the Bronx, former champion of the category who shared the octagon with both athletes in the recent past, defending the title against the North American and being dethroned by the Russian.

In an interview with the North American website 'MMA Fighting', Charles of the Bronx analyzed the confrontation, highlighted the unpredictability of MMA, but pointed out favoritism for the current champion.

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“Every striker you face Islam makhachev it will be the same thing. Makhachev will take you down and have a better chance of winning. But we're talking about MMA and a good hand can definitely win you. Dustin poirier he showed it in the last fight and several other times. He has heavy hands and hits hard, so he can definitely knock out, but I think Islam remains champion,” said the Brazilian.

If Makhachev really confirms his favoritism= and defends the title against Poirier, the tendency is for the Russian to defend the belt against another acquaintance of Charles: Arman Tsarukyan. In the Brazilian's opinion, however, the Armenian would have little chance in a rematch against the Russian.

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“Arman (Tsarukyan) is a guy who knocks you down and holds you there the whole time. No chances. It's not a fight he can win. Of course I'm saying this and it could backfire, because it's MMA and it's very unpredictable. The guy closes his eye and lets go of a hand that catches you and you are knocked out. He hits a kick that sticks, you go down and end up finished. MMA is unpredictable, but I think Islam is more experienced, more focused, hungrier and much stronger than Arman”, he concluded.

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