Charles Oliveira Considers Welterweight Move After UFC 300 Loss

Charles Oliveira is open to fighting at welterweight following his UFC 300 loss to Arman Tsarukyan.

The ex-UFC Lightweight Champion suffered a split decision loss. That was a big setback after Oliveria defeated Beneil Dariush in his last bout to bounce back from his loss to UFC Lightweight Champion Islam Makhachev. A fight with the former BMF Champion Justin Gaethje is unlikely.

Max Holloway knocked out ‘The Highlight’ with a second left in the fight at UFC 300. Justin will be out for some time as the fighter weighs up his next steps. A bout with Dustin Poirier is also off the table. ‘The Diamond’ will fight Makhachev at UFC 302 on June 1. That has left the door open for a move up to welterweight. 

“Why not? Why not take a fight that will lead us to money and history and legacy? We have to think about it and talk to the organization. Why not move up in weight and do a big fight? A fight that makes sense and gives us money? Why not?,” Oliveira said

The current UFC Welterweight Champion Leon Edwards defended his title for the second time, beating Colby Covington last December at UFC 296. Edwards is expected to fight on the UFC 304 card in Manchester, England. While a fight with Edwards would do big numbers, it is vital the Brazilian returns back to winning ways before a title fight is considered. 

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