UFC 262: Pros react to Charles Oliveira finishing Michael Chandler, becoming lightweight champion


See the reactions to Charles Oliveira defeating Michael Chandler for the UFC light-weight championship at UFC 262

For the primary time since 2016, the UFC light-weight championship isn’t across the waist of somebody named Conor McGregor or Khabib Nurmagomedov. At this time, after an extended profitable streak to get to the highest, after 40 skilled MMA fights, Charles Oliveira can now name himself the champion after his TKO of Michael Chandler within the essential occasion of UFC 262.

Oliveira, who holds the UFC file for many submissions, had received eight straight and 9 of the ten he had since switching to 155 in 2017. His streak coming into this combat included submissions of Clay Guida, Christos Giagos, Jim Miller, David Teymur and Kevin Lee, in addition to KOs of Nik Lentz and Jared Gordon and a resolution over Tony Ferguson.

Chandler, the previous three-time Bellator light-weight champion and one of many faces of that promotion, signed with the UFC as a free agent final yr. He made his Octagon debut within the co-main occasion of UFC 257 in January, knocking out Dan Hooker.

Fellow UFC fighters chime in on Charles Oliveira capturing the UFC light-weight championship at UFC 262

An unimaginable opening spherical noticed each males hassle each other. Chandler caught Oliveira early and almost secured a guillotine. He appeared close to the end, however Oliveira managed to reverse and almost rating a few submission finishes of his personal. Each males have been aggressive and had their fair proportion of highlights, although Chandler almost obtained Oliveira once more within the late phases of the body.

Nevertheless it didn’t take lengthy for Oliveira to place away Chandler within the second, dropping him with a proper hook earlier than ending him with a number of follow-up pictures.

See how fellow fighters reacted to Oliveira claiming the vacant UFC light-weight championship.

UFC 262 takes place on Saturday, Might 15, 2021, stay from the Toyota Heart in Houston, TX. Observe together with FanSided all of your stay information and highlights.


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