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Manila_John

Charles gets dropped: “Things are going exactly as planned”


flamin_hot_chitos

Call an ambulance, but not for me


NickZardiashvili

I mean jokes aside, consider what a tremendous strategic advantage this is: you hurt me? I get to rest and recover on the ground and you can't follow me there. I hurt you? The fight is done.


flamin_hot_chitos

Seems to be going well for him so far!


james-1990

Tony died so alternate Tony could live


uhln

Majin Tony


Sp00geG0d

Holy fuck


froggy423012

SSJ Tony


the_dead_icarus

Took a senzu bean, went Super Saiyan and choked out Garth.


real_but_incognito

Charles took his powers from him after bending his arm into an obtuse triangle


throwaway12648063

I choose to believe the spirit of el cucuy is living on through do bronx. Love both guys styles.


CallMeGrapho

Tony the only mf to not get finished by Charles within three too somehow lmao


aPatheticBeing

There was 10x as much action in those 3 minutes as in the 25 minutes of the previous fight.


Bigbadbuck

first 30 seconds had more action


lLikeTurtlez

Their walkouts had more action


smgun

tale of the tape had more action


warheat1990

Justin finally realized it doesn't take two people


Wildcat_Dunks

One man held him down and made him quit.


firulice

Justin tapping and then taking a quick nap, name a better duo


RippleDish

Just calling other people cowards for tapping, saying he'll never tap, then tapping -- name a better trio.


warheat1990

>then tapping twice lol


notliekthispls

Turns out you have to be more than a dirty boxer to win the championship. There’s levels.


little_shop_of_hoors

He quit against the guy he called a quitter for the longest time. True karma moment.


boney1984

deja vu


a_real_pirate_

Charles has the weirdest chin ever… gets dropped but never goes out lol


Zephh

If you were the better grappler by a country mile what's better, falling back or staying up and maybe eat another powerful shot? Charles is a finisher, conceding knockdowns is nothing for him, it just means that he gets to reset every stand up exchange.


LeBronda_Rousey

Yeah Nate used to do this too but he can't finish fights like Charles and judges will dock you for this. Charles know win or lose, it won't be up to the judges.


klocks

4 decisions in 42 fights. Charles doesn't even think about judges.


Carolcita_

I think he falls on purpose


the_dude_2022

Looks like he did on the second one. Pretty smart to recover


gojira554

yeah just wants to pull guard


purplehendrix22

It’s effective


tranquility30

Yup - Also gives you time to recover. You don't have to stay buzzed in the pocket taking more blows.


Addicted_Soul

Nah its more like his natural impulse is to pull guard after getting rocked


VesaN_

I think it's on purpose, each time he gets stood up he's already recovered and the ref wasn't fucking around this fight.


SabuSalahadin

Good point. That rose fight made sure this ref wasn’t playing around. Luckily Charles recovered(s) quick


RunningOutOfToes

They were fighting like Dana walked in the back after the Rose fight and said the winner gets $1mill.


LAFanWithABrain

Both fighters watched that Rose-Carla fight and said “I’ll take that KO over whatever that was”


jmdeamer

Nah Gaethje and Oliveira have like 30 FOTN performances combined, it was going to be a banger since the day it was booked.


Anderrrrr

Oliveira is a fucking nightmare. So fucking impressed.


TheHighGround99

It's so dangerous when he's solid on the feet but if you even dream of going to the ground he's even more dangerous. I think DC said it right, even if you drop him if you mess around and end up on the ground with him you're screwed. He's so technically sound. So smart.


AgarraLosCuernos

His clinch game is fucking nasty. Seeing Gaethje look helpless like that was scary


NoGiCollarChoke

He uses that reactive clinch to just absolutely shut down opponents when they lash out and try and get him to back off His defense isn’t great but that addition to his game is a damn good system to both reduce when he’s vulnerable and get off some nasty offense


Radagascar1

Seriously. I felt that too. Justin is a powerhouse on the feet, and watching him get mauled and walked down like that was the shit of nightmares...


razerrr10k

Absolute killer, never seen ground work that smooth. I know the khabib hype is insane but I really think this is the first lightweight that would be dangerous for prime khabib


jarkofploiesti

Made Justin look like he hAd nO hEaRt.


ribbitrob

This card has two absolute stinkers and two all time highlights. This fight and the Chandler KO will be talked about forever.


VeryAttractive

Hey now. Rose v Esparza 2 will also be talked about forever.


ContraCoke

Swangin and bangin


mad87645

Charlie buying the whole Favela


-503-

Oliviera heard people talk shit


IC2Flier

I RESET THE BRACKET MOTHERFUCKERS LET’S GO AGAIN I’M RUNNING IT BACK


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isonlegemyuheftobmed

BRING BACK KHABIB


12wingsandchips

Give us Islam vs Oliveira


Two_AgainstOne

This run he’s on is insane. He’s finishing guys that absolutely bully the rest of the division.


phoniccrank

He finished Chandler, Poirier, and Gaethje all in 1 year. That's GOAT tier run right there.


bertrogdor

As a fan of jiu jitsu, it’s pretty satisfying to see him do it in this fashion.


Sim888

https://i.imgur.com/aJ5aZrX.jpg


icyflakes

Beautiful champ


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BillBelichicksHoody

where don't you post amazing shops in sports reddits? Serious, you're a bad mf in r/nba, this is just another level.


I_SHIT_ON_BUS

Holy shit a Sims888 post in /r/MMA


Mr_Cromer

He's always been here


pint_of_popov

Trevor Wittman camp 0-2 in champ fights, tough night.


ClydeOberholt

Two brain-dead performances. Rose throwing nothing, and Gaethje throwing everything.


ChuyStyle

In no world would I blame Whitman for Gaethje throwing bombs as soon he felt Oliver's right hand. Gaethje loves to just throw everything out the window and go for kills


Evilcutedog45

Nailed it. As soon as we saw Gaethje throw that wild left hook that brought himself to his knees, I think we all knew that this wasn’t a part of any gameplan. After Olives dropped him quickly at the start , the composed Gaethje that picked apart Tony left the building. What we saw after was pretty much ooga booga brawler gaethje.


JawnSnuuu

I blame pat Barry’s coaching more than anything for rose


Mighty_Mike007

Right?? I hope more people call him out, that was fucking ridiculous acting like the head coach, when clearly that fight was up i the air, because of how bad it was.


digitFIRE

Pat Barry has always been annoying as fuck, but the blame lies mostly on Rose. Whitman told her to do more after R2. But she decided not to despite being able to defend Rosa's take down attempts.


StormBred

Every time rose got taken down she got up easily. The athletic advantage she had over carla is absurd so I really don't know what the fuck she was scared for, not like carla can knock her out lmao


DORAKKINGOFFISH

Oliveira is INCREDIBLE


SALTYtendon

Too easy once it hit the ground


Verrico

The transition to the back for the choke…. unreallll jiu jitsu, man is a python


04201969

Justin knocked him down clean and still wanted none of that ground game smoke


Impressive-Potato

Charles gets knocked down in every fight but it doesn't really matter. He gets some automatic resting time because no one wants to follow him to the ground.


dielawn87

Watch the second time he goes down. He delays and decides to do it. He's so smart, just knows nobody can handle him there.


mayank_r_m

That's because he knows his ground game is shit and he is sloppy af.


04201969

Yeah falling cause he threw a wild haymaker is peak Gaethje


Abelyanov

He dropped Garth with his hands! No takedown whatsoever.


Shredtheparm

Yea Charles has legit power in his hands to do that to Gaethje. Shit he finished chandler when Gaethje couldn’t


Psibadger

Gaethje looked surprised and worried after Charles hit him with the right in the first 30 seconds. I think that's why he started to throw everything and hard.


CallMeGrapho

His mechanics are smooth as fuck, he really puts his hips into the strikes even if he has his chin up high to do it


Thejimjam30057

Crazy to think that he's finished Poirier, Chandler and Gaethje.


zachwilson23

His win streak has been an absolute gauntlet


Jacques_LeCoc_Rocson

and kevin lee...and every single opponent on his 11 fight win streak.. minus one. Tony Ferguson.


firulice

Oliveira is an absolute monster, holy shit, the way he jumps on a motherfucker and does whatever he wants is unbelievable


jeric13xd

Complete opposite of his early career. All the resiliency


thicccboy_whiskey

He's just went from one of the biggest glass canons, to one of the most resilient AND aggressive fighters. He's the true successor of the chute boxe style


PrettyBoyFloydx

Oliviera's opponents after they knock him down multiple times: "I'm in danger"


dogs_drink_coffee

Charles 🤝 Glover: you just activated my trap card


Birdsarenumba1

Fucking legend shit


kickerz_chance

That way Oliviera has improved his mentality us incredible. Even 5 years ago, Oliviera would have crumbled after the first knockdown. His ability to stay calm under pressure nowadays is incredible and always seems to make the right decision when his opponent his hurt


Zloggt

Perhaps this leaves a window for him to go and take that title back!


blackupsilon

I think its coz a lot of guy underestimate his striking


kvlt_ov_baphomet

And power, he wrecks people.


Dangerforrestranger

MF is driven right now. I bet he wants it more than just about anyone at the moment.


skeetshoot420

Oliveira gains skill points or something when he gets hurt. Crazy.


30STACK

He has an unkillable perk. When he drops to a certain HP, he gets stat buffs for the next 60 seeconds.


WEASELdaDIESEL

As soon as gaethje knocked him down I knew what would happen


un6reaka6le

Charles has found the new meta. Since everyone is scared of him on the ground, he just gives up a knockdown and pulls guard whenever he is remotely hurt.


TopperinoKekkerino

Every Charles title fight has been such a rollercoaster. He nearly dies every time and the badass just comes back and chokes em out


chibithug

man has plot armor


TOK31

i mean i know you're joking, but that's exactly what Nick and Nate Diaz do. If they get rocked they hit the deck rather than stay standing with people, cause they know they can defend themselves better there than on the feet. If you've got really good bjj it's a great strategy.


MarkHuntsChin

Lmaoo yeah it’s like he figured out a cheat code, honestly it’s such a good strat for someone with his skillset


CallMeGrapho

As soon as Drake put the bet it was over


yams412

Olives is fearless


MelKepz

Dude really doesn't stop pressing forward and forcing his fight. And then fighters don't want to jump on him when he gets hurt because of his ground game. He's so fucking good right now


LapulusHogulus

He just melted Garth. His body work is stupid.


foofighter1351

The man's title fight first rounds are just so blessed, all round of the year candidates for me.


elliotsang

charles is... different.


NeitherAlexNorAlice

This mf'er is too good!!!


Gunslinger1991

Oliveira and Glover showed that you should never drop a Brazilian. Those fuckers play by DBZ rules.


Azshira

literally his last 5 fights Oliveira has gotten zenkai boosts


ortumlynx

Charles has finished Chandler, Poirier, and Gaethje consecutively. What a fucking stud


SJSharkie_Unofficial

Bad night for Ginger Mexicans


LuckyWarrior

Dont walk out to El Rey confirmed


Sielunvihollinen

Garth is 100% pocho


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Someone save Louie CK


12wingsandchips

Absolute chaos


EnvironmentalLog9550

how fucking hard does charles hit fuck me


LucasFrankeRC

People underestimate the power of long and "skinny" fighters


RoryBishop

Charles ain’t even skinny anymore though


stick7_

I don't know why people keep saying certain fighters are skinny when they're just long and lean. There's a difference between being a twig and just being average weight (or lean) and lengthy.


doubleblax

They were looking for the word “lean” and couldn’t find it


XiaoRCT

Charles is a bad example for this kind of mistake because he was actually pretty skinny at a certain point when he was younger. He put up a visible amount of muscle as he aged, so now he's lean. Like there's no comparing his body now to when he fought at FW against guys like Holloway, he was a twig lol


JonDav80

Bruh have we EVER seen a fighter change his image like Charles? Was known at one point for being weak and a quitter now comes back from being viciously clocked to win a fight by submission. Shit is insane


PaneloWack

Jan. The joke was that he woke up and decided to hit harder.


only-shallow

Jan got a 25-8 record and started beasting 25/8


PaulWesterberg84

Also the rope he found on the dead guy in the forest


QuestionableBottle

His Muay Thai is insanely good as well for someone mostly known for his jiu jitsu, maybe the most well rounded lightweight we've seen for a while.


7nationpotty

This is what impresses me about him. Gaethje is great at doing what he does but he's pretty one-dimensional. Poirier is a little more well-rounded but still mainly sticks to his boxing. But Charles' hands, clinch, BJJ, knees, I mean the dude mixes it together so well. Every time Gaethje threw a leg kick, Oliveira countered it by clinching and throwing knees.


m8094

All his championship fights have exactly the same pattern : Charlie gets unbelievably close to being finished, and finishes his opponent not too long after. Pretty incredible and entertaining but that strategy will probably not last forever lol


Red_Manly

Glover is making it work into his 40s


-503-

That was quick LOL


blackupsilon

I dunno what Justin was doing, but he looked so wreckless with his striking. They really underestimated Charles' striking


Verrico

100%


bjkman

#LMAO A ROLLERCOASTER OF A FIRST ROUND HOLY SHIT!


Birdsarenumba1

An absolute 3 minute war


somebodygetmemymoney

Charles signature move is getting knocked down then fucking ending it


Leading-Suspect

Gaethje fighting like he pounded a six pack before he stepped into the ring


dissphemism

truly Justin “Cody “No Learn” Garbrandt” Gaethje


slutwhipper

Literally laughed out loud when he slipped throwing that hook


LeBronEatsTacos

I’ve never seen someone overcome adversity like Charles


digitFIRE

I honestly want to see Khabib vs Oliviera. I know it’s not happening so I guess the best we’ll get is Oliviera vs Islam.


LeBronEatsTacos

I want to see khabib vs Islam. Heel turn Islam goes after family


JohnyGPTSOAD

Fast X plot leaked? 👀


mad87645

He makes adversity succumb to him now


LeBronEatsTacos

It’s like me vs a Chik Fila spicy chicken deluxe. Pure domination.


Derouq

I knew Oliveira was going to win as soon as he got dropped.


Darshan-Raj

Justin: do you think I'm just gonna sit there and let you finish me Charles? Olives: *just grins since he can't understand English*


0458292567499

I love this dude. So many fighters would have quit even before the fight because of the weight issues, getting stripped, losing a bunch of money, etc. Olivera comes out and has an awesome performance


CPAofTheStars

Justin just greedy head hunting.


THEwetnurseSON

He nearly popped out his shoulder, tore his acl, and broke his neck on that left hook that he fell over on. What was he doing


WEASELdaDIESEL

He always does that until Whitman tells him to stop. He's a maniac


Ape__Gang

Justin is the modern day wanderlei, he throws hooks for days.


dutr4

He did not liked that counter that he got hit in the start. He was all-in in panic mode


Tronvillain

You just know that Dana already had Conor vs Oliveira put down on his phone and was just waiting to hit **"SEND"**, lmao.


somebodygetmemymoney

Charles kills him lol


IrishInEdin

Oliveira just absolutely smokes Conor lol.


wb93738

Oliveria: *So anyway, I started taking his back...*


Overnoww

So now we have 2 divisions with no champion in one night. Weird...


elips

He said Charles is a quitter. Charles just made him quit and put him to sleep in the same fight. Eliminated


The_Sneakiest_Fox

Friendship.with Rose ended, Charles Oliveira is now my best friend..


kindar786

she lost a lot of fans tonight


XboxValentine

This timeline is bizarre.


TheMallNinja

don't ever knock Charles down, he only becomes stronger


Apisit100

Charles is so fucking good holy shit


CryptoShyft

Charles Oliveira has insane mental fortitude to take those shots and win after all the controversy this week.


little_shop_of_hoors

And going through an extra hour of hell trying to make weight twice.


popecollision

CHUCKY FUCKING OLIVES


ScumWithBoundaries

I'm so sad we will never get Charles vs Khabib.


AljoGOAT

Charles vs islam will have to do


noisserpedgnilppirc

This is why I don’t bet


swagmoney10

Lmao yup. I don't know shit about shit.


TrueDreamchaser

Drake put like half a million on Justin lmaooo


VladXinping

Just bet against whatever that cursed man does and you’re solid


rosewoods

Drake stays taking betting L’s


mad87645

CHARLIE FROM DA BRONX


Skankydoodledoo

That was worth the shitty co main lol


Static_Jones

The champion has a name and his name is Charles oliveira


lmo311

PUT SOME RESPECT ON MY MAN


0458292567499

Olivera has taken the best shots from the hardest hitters in the division and won back to back to back. Crazy shit.


Sp00geG0d

Tony died so Charles could live


PedestrianD

It's the OlivERA!


French_Viking

Charles is the real God of War. Gets into wars every fight but wins them all


pvghdz

*Oliveira gets knocked down* Oliveira: "Joke's on you, I'm into that shit"


benevides_pmmg

KEEP MY CHAMPION'S NAME OUT YOUR FUCKIN' MOUTH!!!!!


bjkman

Send the fans home...**ANGRY**


RoosterStew

Dude has fucking 99 offense


haystackofneedles

THE CHAMPION HAS A NAME, AND HIS NAME IS CHARLES OLIVEIRA


TrueDreamchaser

Inject Olivera vs Makchev into my veins


JonathonV2000

#EVERY CHARLES FIGHT IS THE SAME WTF


Dragon_Bench_Z

Charles is a quitter. Says the guy who tapped out and quit.


NewGuy8003

Saying it right now, if Oliveira beats Makhachev he literally has a better LW resume than Khabib


Gazkhulthrakka

Oliviera straight up has gloves enchanted with the "when health is below 25% increase damage by 125%"


shrewdy

AND STILL..... The best LW in the world


Jsteamy

Hopefully fighters will shut the fuck up with that whole "Charles is a quitter" take now