UFC 162    July 6, 2013
Charles Oliveira
Al Powers for ESPN.com


The only thing not to like about Charles Oliveira's ground game: He has to be on the ground to use it. Dragging Frankie Edgar to the canvas is a challenge I'm not sure Oliveira can meet. He's quick when he shoots and his instincts on when to commit are good, but he doesn't have any terrific setups. Nor does he have a power game to trap an opponent along the fence and bring him down that way. Edgar's movement figures to give him problems, as Oliveira is a relatively stationary featherweight. He has leg kicks and the makings of a halfway decent Muay Thai clinch, but he rarely throws in combinations and doesn't have the accuracy to catch Edgar regularly. Edgar should pretty much box his ears off.
-- Brett Okamoto