Islam Makhachev tipped to smash Charles Oliveira in rematch

Check out the UFC betting odds for a possible rematch between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev.

By: Eddie Mercado | 4 months ago
Islam Makhachev tipped to smash Charles Oliveira in rematch
Charles Oliveira opens as an underdog in possible rematch with Islam Makhachev | IMAGO/USA TODAY Network

UFC 289 went down this past weekend from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC, Canada and the co-main event of the evening witnessed the promotion’s former lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira, bounce back from losing his title by running right over surging contender, Beneil Dariush. It looks as though UFC President Dana White seems awfully excited about a potential rematch between Chucky Olives, and the man that took his crown, Islam Makhachev, so naturally betting odds for such an occasion have spawned.

Charles Oliveira had a lot to say after beating Beneil Dariush at UFC 289.

Online gambling site remembers how dominant Islam was just eight-months ago when he finished Charles to win the 155-pound title, and set the betting odds accordingly. Makhachev is on deck with a moderately favored moneyline of -350, and a $100 gamble at that line stands to see a total return of $128.57.

Despite looking damn impressive in his return against Dariush, the bookies have Oliveira opening up here with a hefty underdog tag of +285. Dropping a hundo on Mr. Olives could potentially payout $385 altogether, if he is to pull off the upset. With Charles possessing so much venom EVERYWHERE, does this make him a live dog?

Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira 2 odds

Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira 2 odds

What would be different in the Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev rematch?

What would be different in a rematch, you ask? Maybe something, but probably nothing. Yes, Charles Oliveira is as lethal as they come. He has more stoppages than anyone else in UFC history (20) for crying out loud. Of course he is capable of finishing Islam in some way, shape, or form.

However, Charles can’t help but lose himself parts of rounds. He gives these windows of opportunity to his opponent in just about every fight, Dariush included, and that is all Makhachev really needs to close the show. I totally understand these opening odds, and since they’re so wide, perhaps the value here will found in the future ‘inside the distance’ props.

UFC 289 highlights of Beneil Dariush vs. Charles Oliveira

Full UFC 289 fight card results

Main card

  • Amanda Nunes def. Irene Aldana by unanimous decision (50-44 x2, 50-43): (W) Bantamweight Title
  • Charles Oliveira def. Beneil Dariush by TKO at 4:10 of round 1: Lightweight
  • Mike Malott def. Adam Fugitt by submission (guillotine) at 1:06 of round 2: Welterweight
  • Dan Ige def. Nate Landwehr by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2): Featherweight
  • Marc-André Barriault def. Eryk Anders by unanimous decision (30-27 x3): Middleweight


  • Nassourdine Imavov vs. Chris Curtis is ruled a no contest (clash of heads) at 3:04 of round 2: Middleweight
  • Jasmine Jasudavicius vs. Miranda Maverick: (W) Flyweight
  • Aiemann Zahabi vs. Aoriqileng: Bantamweight
  • Kyle Nelson def. Blake Bilder by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28): Featherweight

Early prelims

  • Steve Erceg def. David Dvořák by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2): Flyweight
  • Diana Belbiţă def. Maria Oliveira by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28): Strawweight

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Eddie Mercado
Eddie Mercado

Eddie Mercado is a writer and content creator for Bloody Elbow, and has covered combat sports since 2015. Eddie covers everything from betting odds and live events, to fighter interviews and co-hosting the 6th Round post-fight show and the 6th Round Retro. He retired at 1-0 in professional MMA, competed in one Muay Thai match in Thailand, and is currently a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu under the great Diego Bispo.

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