UFC 262 results: Biggest winners, loser for ‘Oliveira vs Chandler’ last night

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to action last night with a great pay-per-view (PPV) offering, blowing the roof off a sold out Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. In UFC 262’s main event, Charles Oliveira fulfilled his life-long dream of becoming UFC champion, stopping Michael Chandler via strikes in the second round of their 155-pound title fight (see it here). In other action, Beneil Dariush earned his seventh win in a row by handing Tony Ferguson his third straight loss with a dominant unanimous decision victory.

Biggest Winner: Charles Oliveira

This one’s not much of a surprise because “Do Bronx” pulled of an amazing comeback last night in “H-Town,” knocking out Chandler in the second round of their Lightweight title fight after nearly being finished himself in the opening frame. With the win — his ninth in a row — Oliveira became the new undisputed 155-pound champion. And it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving man. Nothing against Chandler, of course, but “Do Bronx” has been putting in work inside the Octagon for over a decade and in his 28th fight with the promotion, he earned his first-ever shot at winning UFC gold and he got the job done. “Do Bronx” is firing on all cylinders at the moment and he hasn’t tasted defeat in more than three years. Once the overlooked contender and dark horse of the division, Oliveira is now the king who can look forward to a big fight against either Conor McGregor or Dustin Poirier as his first title defense.

Runner Up: Beneil Dariush

Not only did the the Lightweight division find its new champion last night, but a new contender further solidified himself as a threat to the title after Dariush defeated former interim Lightweight champion Tony Ferguson via unanimous decision. That is now Dariush’s seventh straight win inside the world-famous Octagon, which should get him closer to the Top 5 and move him closer to his own championship dreams. In fact, his win streak is the tied with Islam Makhachev for second longest at 155 pounds — with only the new champion Oliveira having a longer one.

Biggest Loser: Tony Ferguson

It seems so long ago that “El Cucuy” was walking around as the interim Lightweight champion and the owner of a highly-impressive 12-fight win streak. Now, Ferguson finds himself the owner of a three-fight losing streak after coming up short to Dariush. That is a very deep hole Ferguson finds himself in because he simply hasn’t looked like the wrecking machine we’ve accustomed to seeing over the years. And with the 155-pound division getting a bit more crowded, it is going to be a very long road back to title contention for Ferguson. Who knows, perhaps a move up to Welterweight would give him a new lease on his combat life.

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I don't see Tony going up in weight.

The guy is just loosing his speed and power as he ages. More weight will not help. He had his time, now he lost his mojo.
Can still be dangerous inside top 10, but he ain’t getting close to that title again (probably will not make top 5 anymore).

Really? My first thought came about midway in the fight, that 170 may be his next best hope.

His thing was speed and being versatile (is that the right word?).

Getting bigger will not help, in the contrary. He does not have the basic style for going up in weight.

For fighters, there is a age cq mileage limit and Tony, great fighter as he is, seems to have reached his.
I actually think he should seek out ONE; they like him there I think (Asia likes the weird), pay him pretty money and he maybe gets easier opponents.

I'd have had a double losers feature for this one

And included Jacare. Unfortunately these 2 have had similar highs with an incredible ability to be overlooked for title fights at the peaks of their careers but its clearly time for a significant drop in the caliber of competition or to move on to their post fighting endeavors.

Honorable mention to Jordan Wright for putting a wrecking on Pickett.

Some damned good fights, congrats to Charles Oliveira for withstanding Chandler’s considerable firepower and coming out on top!

Tony is like Cowboy . . .

You love the dude – but, he’s crested the hill.

I agree, sadly enough, he's peaked but there might be some hope at 170...at least make a run at it.

Tony VS Diego

LOL

Dariush vs. Oliveira would be very interesting.

His first title defense will be winner of Poirier/McGregor but if he retains Dariush should be next.

Tony is slower, weaker, less durable, and has lost his confidence

Also, even during his run a bunch of those wins were snatched from the jaws of defeat. He was never a world beater. He was more of a survivor that found ways to win close fights

Oliveira has never been overlooked

Rogan has touted this guy as a top threat since day one, but his chin was (and continues to be) a liability that kept him from being dominant. The stars have aligned to let him snag the belt, but I don’t expect him to hold onto it for long.

For the record, I think his skillset and physicality matches up well against Khabib. Dunno if that would net him a win, but I give him better odds than Poirier or McGregor.

Tony is done.. Justin took his Soul

BKFC.. ?

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