UFC 262 Results, Oliveira vs Chandler: Charles Oliveira is the new lightweight champion after he knocked out Michael Chandler to grab the vacant title in the main event of UFC 262 from Toyota Center, Houston. The Brazilian is the first undisputed champion crowned since Khabib Nurmagomedov retired as an undefeated 155-pound champion this past October. The winner will be the first undisputed champion crowned since Khabib Nurmagomedov retired as an undefeated 155-pound champion this past October.
Oliveira collected himself in the break and came out strong again, dropping Chandler with a sweet left hook and following up with powerful strikes to force referee Dan Miragliotta to call a halt to the contest 19 seconds into the second round.
“I wanted to come here and show that I’m the best in this division…I’m proving to everybody I’m the lion of lions,” Oliveira said in the octagon following his ninth straight UFC victory.
In the co-main event, Beneil Dariush dominated former interim lightweight champ Tony Ferguson to put his name among the contenders that will be looking to challenge Chandler for the belt.
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Charles Oliveira made his UFC debut in 2010 at 21 years old.
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UFC 262 Results:
- Charles Oliveira def. Michael Chandler via second-round TKO (punches)
- Beneil Dariush def. Tony Ferguson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Matt Schnell def. Rogerio Bontorin via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Katlyn Chookagian def. Viviane Araujo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Edson Barboza def. Shane Burgos via third-round knockout (punch)
- Andre Muniz def. Ronaldo Souza via first-round submission (armbar)
- Lando Vannata def. Mike Grundy via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 30-27)
- Jordan Wright def. Jamie Pickett via first-round TKO (punches, elbows)
- Andrea Lee def. Antonina Shevchenko via second-round submission (armbar)
- Priscila Cachoeira def. Gina Mazany via second-round TKO (punches)
- Tucker Lutz def. Kevin Aguilar via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Christos Giagos def. Sean Soriano via second-round submission (D’Arce choke)
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