Lightweight Charles Oliveira made a big impression on UFC fans with his Judo Chop worthy performance against Efrain Escudero at UFN 22. A loss to Jim Miller in an exciting back and forth fight at UFC 124 set him back to the undercard but he’s ready to get his career back on the upswing against Nik Lentz on the Facebook portion of the UFC on Versus 4 card.
Oliveira spoke to SBNation’s Luke Thomas about Lentz:
SB Nation: Are you worried the grinding style of Nik Lentz will stifle offense and make for a lackluster fight?
Charles Oliveira: Nik is a great wrestler and a great striker, I will have to deal with that! But I do know one thing I can stop for sure: his boring style. When we fight he is going to have to keep up with me. I have fun when I fight, and I am going to have a lot of crazy moves. He will have to deal with it in exciting fashion. He will not slow me down, I am always looking for a finish. The fight is going to be exciting.
Best of luck with that Mr. Oliveira, Lentz has a grinding relentless style that so far has him unbeaten in the UFC — although he did fight to a majority draw against Thiago Tavares at UFN 20.
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