The two shared a heated face off when they squared up for photos, having to eventually be separated by UFC Hall of Famer, Antonio Nogueira.
Kevin Lee, who is coming off of a highlight reel knockout win over the now formerly undefeated Gregor Gillespe at UFC 244, looks to make it two in a row in enemy territory against a very talented opponent in Oliveira.
Lee has stated in several interviews that if he wins against Oliveira, he wants a fight against Islam Makhachev, who happens to be the teammate of UFC lightweight champ, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Oliveira has quietly put together a six fight winstreak over the last two years in the UFC’s lightweight division and he looks to make it seven against Lee. Not many fighters can say that they’ve put together a six or seven fight winning streak in the UFC, and getting it done in the talent stacked lightweight division makes it that much more impressive.
With a seven fight winstreak, Oliveira would have a serious case to fight for the lightweight title against Nurmagomedov in his next fight. That would be a great event to see considering both fighters would have an entire country behind them, Russia and Brazil. Two countries that really support and get behind their fighters.
For now, Lee and Oliveira will settle the score in UFC Brasilia’s main event on Saturday, March 14, exclusively on ESPN+.