Charles ‘Do Bronx’ Oliveira has lastly reached the summit of the UFC. Rallying from some early first spherical adversity, the Sao Paulo native is now strapped with undisputed light-weight spoils — knocking out the #4 ranked, Michael Chandler.
Headlining UFC 262, Oliveira prolonged his undefeated run to a whopping 9 fights, however extra importantly should you query him — he’s lastly secured gold below the promotion’s banner.
It wasn’t all plain crusing for the Diego Lima Chute Boxe trainee, nonetheless, struggling and weathering some early first spherical adversity towards Missouri challenger, Chandler. Chopping on the Sanford MMA mainstay’s leg early, Oliveira was counted with a proper hand and instantly shot for a double-leg takedown.
Stuffing and sprawling straight right into a guillotine try, Chandler appeared to have Oliveira in some notable hassle, just for the Brazilian to pop his head out.
Giving up his again, Chandler was virtually on the point of a rear-naked choke, with Oliveira established again mount and securing a physique triangle.
Returning to the ft, Chandler uncorked a shot, gorgeous and dropping Oliveira to his knees. Seemingly in a deadly scenario, Oliveira managed to collect his senses and see a second spherical.
Exploding within the second inside the opening change, Oliveira sprang with a counter left hook, rocking and sending Chandler spinning again to the fence. Following up with a heavy proper hand after which a left hook as Chandler tried to evade, Oliveira forced referee, Dan Miragliotta to separate to the two — in the end crowing him because the undisputed, official, minted king of the promotion’s lightweights.
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