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Charles Oliveira Continues Impressive Streak In Behind-Closed-Doors UFC Fight Night

Charles Oliveira Continues Impressive Streak In Behind-Closed-Doors UFC Fight Night

While most sport has come to a stop, the UFC continued to roll on Saturday night with a behind-closed-doors event in Brazil.

The headline fight in Brasilia was a 158.5lb catchweight bout between Charles Oliveira and Kevin Lee.

In the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium - which contained just the fighters, their coaches, television crew and UFC personnel - the Brazilian Oliveira continued an impressive streak.

For the seventh consecutive fight, the 30-year-old not only won but also stopped his opponent. Oliveira locked in a guillotine choke in the third round and Lee soon tapped out.

Post-fight, Oliveira told Michael Bisping in the ring that he wants a shot at whoever wins between lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. The two are scheduled to fight in New York on April 18th.

"Tony Ferguson and Khabib, I'll be sitting there first row," said Oliveira.

"There's no way to deny it, I'm one of the best in the world. I'm ready, the belt is going to be mine."

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Meanwhile, a UFC fight night which was scheduled to take place in London next weekend will be moved to an as yet undetermined location in the US.

In a statement, the UFC said:

"Due to rapidly changing circumstances in the U.K, including recently implemented travel restrictions, UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs Edwards, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at the 02 Arena in London, will be relocated. The organization is looking at the available options, including in the United States. Additional details will be announced in coming days. 02 ticket holders may seek a full refund at the point of purchase. UFC looks forward to returning to London at the earliest opportunity."

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