Charles Oliveira has challenged former UFC two-division champion Georges St-Pierre to a grappling match at the UFC Fight Pass Invitational event.
The BJJ ace, who is currently scheduled to face Islam Makhachev in their lightweight title rematch at UFC 294, feels confident that he will get his hands on the belt.
Once he secures the lightweight title, Oliveira said that he would love to grapple with ‘Rush’, who is scheduled to compete at the upcoming UFC Fight Pass Invitational against a yet-to-be-decided opponent on December 14th.
“That would be very important for me, you know? To be doing a jiu-jitsu match, a grappling match, would definitely be important for me, because I love the art,” Oliveira said, while speaking to MMA Fighting.
“I would really like the opportunity to grapple against St-Pierre, it would be a gigantic honor. I admire and respect him a lot. We’ve met and took a picture together, he said he was also watching me fight, so that would be great.”
If the St-Pierre match isn’t available, Oliveira would still like to compete against a different opponent at the event that is set to be held in Las Vegas.
“Either him or any other person, it would be great for me because it’s good to be in rhythm,” Oliveira said. “I like to stay active. And like I said, it would be wonderful if it’s against St-Pierre.”
Oliveira last fought at UFC 289, where he defeated Beneil Dariush by first-round knockout.
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