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Oliveira Noei’s coach said that Islam Makhachev as a wrestler is better than Khabib Nurmagomedov

Brazilian mixed martial arts (MMA) trainer Charles Oliveira Alireza Noei compared the Russians Islam Makhachev and Khabiba Nurmagomedova. His words lead Sportskeeda.

“I think Makhachev is better than Nurmagomedov because he is a wrestler and Khabib is not. Khabib sambist. Islam was also involved in these martial arts, but he is primarily a wrestler, and then a sambo wrestler and an MMA fighter, ”said the coach.

Noei added that he appreciates Oliveira’s current form. “He’s good both offensively and defensively. I don’t think Islam can translate it [в партер]. Even if this happens, he will not be able to control Charles, like the rest of the opponents with whom he fought, ”said the specialist.

Duel between Makhachev and Oliveira lead Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) tournament Abu Dhabi October 23. The athletes will compete for the vacant lightweight title of the organization.

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