Charles Oliveira highlights winning streak in issuing Dustin Poirier callout
Charles Oliveira thinks he’s done more than enough to draw a top-ranked lightweight next.
Oliveira (29-8 MMA, 17-8 UFC) has been on a tear and is riding a ton of momentum after his third-round finish of Kevin Lee in March. He has finished his last seven opponents, earning a “Performance of the Night” in six of them.
Following his win over Lee, Oliveira called for a top five opponent next and now has zeroed in on Dustin Poirier, who got back in the win column Saturday with a thrilling unanimous decision in the UFC on ESPN 12 main event.
After watching Poirier (26-6 MMA, 18-5 UFC) gut out a win, Oliveira took to Instagram to shoot his shot, as he reminded everyone of his recent accolades and why he’s earned the right to face the former interim champion.
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Só gostaria de saber o que está faltando para eu poder ter a minha oportunidade pois são sete vitórias seguidas 5 finalizações 2 nocaute E estou aqui eu nasci pra lutar para está em uma guerra dentro do octógono . I just want to know ok it’s missing so I can have my chance because there are seven straight wins 5 submissions 2 knockout And here I was born to fight to be in a war inside the octagon @jorgepatinomacaco @diegolimacb @laercioarena @leealves.boxe @cicerocoutinho @gia.santos77 @samyr_vieira_oficial @ali14764 @nutricionistavictorsilvestre @danawhite @canalcombate @minotauromma @ufc_brasil
“I just want to know ok it’s missing so I can have my chance because there are seven straight wins
And here I was born to fight to be in a war inside the octagon ”
Since moving back up to lightweight, Oliveira has won eight of nine, racking up an array of records in the process. His 14 submission wins in the UFC are the most in company history, and his 16 stoppage wins in the UFC are tied with Donald Cerrone for most in company history.