Charles Oliveira cashed in on his first UFC title shot last night (Sat., May 15, 2021) at UFC 262 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside Toyota Center in Houston, Tex., when “Do Bronx” stopped former Bellator MMA champion Michael Chandler with a second-round TKO (punches) to claim the vacant lightweight strap.
Chandler cracked Oliveira in the early going and it forced “Do Bronx” to grab a takedown and eventually take Chandler’s back. Chandler defended perfectly and found a way back to his feet. That’s when Chandler caught Oliveira with a series of punches and sent him to the canvas. Chandler followed up with heavy ground-and-pound and nearly ended the fight.
In Round 2, Oliveira came out firing and caught Chandler with a brutal left hook. Chandler tried to recover but Oliveira was on him with a flurry of crisp punches. A barrage of left hands finished Chandler off along the cage and Oliveira walked away with the UFC lightweight title.
Check out the full fight highlights below courtesy of UFC/ESPN:
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