Charles Oliveira comes from behind, stuns Michael Chandler for second-round end.
Charles Oliveira overcame a near-loss within the first spherical to stun Michael Chandler for second-round end to grow to be the brand new UFC light-weight champion.
“I informed you I used to be going to knock him out and I got here right here and I knocked him out,” Oliveira stated within the post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.
“I feel we noticed one of many hardest dudes on the planet,” Chandler stated throughout his post-fight interview. He says he’ll come to carry the title within the subsequent 12 months.
Learn the total Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler play-by-play right here
The primary spherical was insane, to say the least. It appeared like Chandler was about to submit Oliveira within the first few moments of the spherical however within the scramble Chandler gave up his again after which was nearly submit himself. A slam opened a minimize to Oliveira and Chandler scrambled again as much as his ft leaving Oliveira on the canvas. They each obtained to their ft and Chandler landed an enormous shot and dropped Oliveira. It appeared just like the struggle would possibly get stopped there with floor and pound however one way or the other the referee let the struggle go on. The group was chanting “USA” as Chandler dominated Oliveira on the canvas on the bell.
The second spherical opened with Oliveira surprising Chandler, dropping him after which completely murking him. Oliveira then leapt out of the cage, laid throughout the commentary desk, went to talk to Dana White after which jumped into the gang.
For sure, he was excited.
The UFC light-weight title was vacated after former champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov retired after the loss of life of his father.
Oliveira earned his shot on the vacant title after an eight-fight win streak, together with a win over former interim champion, Tony Ferguson. The veteran fighter was simply out of attain of the title however after Dustin Poirier stepped out of competition to complete his trilogy with Conor McGregor it left a emptiness that Oliveira was more than pleased to fill.
Chandler was driving of his gorgeous first-round KO of Dan Hooker in his UFC debut. The previous Bellator champion was wanting so as to add one other belt to his mantle by changing into the brand new UFC light-weight champion.
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