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Alex Pereira defends Charles Oliveira after UFC 300 defeat: ‘Nobody knows what he’s going through outside fighting’

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Alex Pereira, the light heavyweight champion, has shared words of encouragement with former lightweight champ Charles Oliveira after his controversial decision loss at UFC 300 in this month. Pereira encouraged the Brazilian to draw inspiration from the fact that he was able to bounce back from his KO defeat to Israel Adesanya a year earlier.

Oliveira, the current number two ranked lightweight contender, featured on the main card of UFC 300 earlier this month alongside Brazilian compatriot, Pereira – himself dropping a controversial split decision defeat to surging contender, Arman Tsarukyan.

Charles Oliveira addresses loss to Arman Tsarukyan at UFC 300 It wasn't meant to be
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Going close with a trio of guillotine choke, armbar, and D’Arce choke submission wins – ultimately to no avail in a decision loss, Sao Paulo finishing star, Oliveira his case for a victory in place of Tsarukyan’s wrestling display in their title-eliminator.

Alex Pereira encourages Charles Oliveira after UFC 300 loss

Vowing to return triumphantly off the back of his narrow decision setback, Oliveira, the promotion’s most prolific finishing force, was backed and defended by his countryman, Pereira – who urged the ex-lightweight champion to carry on and continue, taking inspiration from his…



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