Michael Bisping commented on his YouTube channel about the upcoming UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi, where the main event is the rematch between Charles Oliveira (34-9 MMA, 22-9 UFC) and Islam Makhachev (24-1 MMA, 13-1 UFC). The fight will take place on October 21 and there is still a little time left until UFC 294.
Bisping claims that it is obvious that Oliveira has to change his tactics compared to the first match because if it was good he would not have lost to the Russian. Oliveira was submitted by Makhachev in the second round in their first match, which also took place in Abu Dhabi.
“Charles has to have a game plan,” Bisping said on his YouTube channel. “He can’t just go forward in a blaze of aggression. He can’t just be winging it. I mean, at the end of the day, when two fighters like that engage in just an all-out brawl, if Charles is doing that, it’s a coin toss, OK? “It’s one shot can change everything.
So you have got to have a game plan. Alright, granted as Mike Tyson said, ‘Everyone has a game plan until they get punched in the face.' ”
Bisping tells Oliveira that he must enter the match seriously and not take unnecessary risks
This veteran hopes that Oliveira will approach the match as carefully and calculated as possible, one small mistake can cost him against a grappler like UFC champion Islam Makhachev.
He needs to adapt his tactics to his opponent against whom he is playing. “Well, he’s got to use a lot of straight shots,” Bisping continued. “He’s got to use a lot of punches. Yeah, you can throw kicks.
Charles is very, very good at throwing kicks. Against a wrestler, usually I would say don’t throw a lot of kicks, don’t throw a lot of leg kicks because they’ll catch them, but that’s not really how Islam gets takedowns.
He doesn’t rely on that. He’s that good of a wrestler he can force his own takedowns. “He’s got to use a lot of jabs, and he’s got to use a lot of straight shots and early. Much to the dismay of Charles Oliveira, he’s got to circle, he’s got to be light on his feet, he’s got to be strategic, simple as that.
He has to employ some form of strategy, and that strategy is avoid the clinch early, don’t take too many chances, and don’t throw wild, like flying knees when you’re not even in range”. as quoted by MMAJunkie