The Brazilian finished ‘Iron’ in the second round with his punches and claimed the vacant lightweight title
The UFC is premiering lightweight champion.
This Saturday night at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, the Brazilian Charles Oliveira finished the North American in two rounds Michael Chandler for technical knockout in the stellar event del UFC 262.
With this victory, Charles Oliveira He claimed the vacant 155-pound title held by Khabib Nurmagomedov until his unexpected retirement in 2020.
Michael Chandler He was more aggressive and seemed to be more effective with his punches, however Charles Oliveira He was the one who had the winning hand at the beginning of the second round, landing a blow to the face that left his rival in poor condition and did not forgive him at the gate, punishing him until he forced referee Dan Miragliotta to intervene to stop the fight.
Michael Chandler dominated in total shots and power shots, 36-32 and 30-24, respectively, while Charles Oliveira the only takedown of the fight was scored.
In the first round it seemed that the fight was leaning in favor of Michael Chandler, who hurt the eyebrow of Charles Oliveira causing a cut, but could not finish it and Charles Oliveira he was the one who seized the opportunity.
“I told them I was going to knock him out,” he declared. Charles Oliveira through an interpreter at the end of the fight. “I came and knocked him out. I showed everyone that I am the lion of lions.
“Michael, you are a great champion, but today was my day.”
With this victory, Charles Oliveira improved his record to 31-8 (1 NC) with nine consecutive wins. His last loss was by TKO to Paul Felder in December 2017.
Michael Chandler he stayed at 22-6 with four of those losses by knockout and fell short in his bid to become Bellator and UFC champion.
“We will recover from this,” he said. Michael Chandler. “We will win this eventually.”