Following his UFC light-weight title coronation on Saturday night time in opposition to Michael Chandler, Charles ‘Do Bronx’ Oliveira has opened as an underdog in opposition to upcoming headliners, each Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor — with the Brazilian anticipated to satisfy his first title defence opponent in opposition to a type of former division gold holders
Surviving some adversity within the opening spherical, Oliveira was dropped on the fence himself with a minute remaining within the opening spherical, having struggled with the incoming energy from the palms of the #4 ranked Chandler. Beginning the second body as shortly as he began the primary, Oliveira clipped Chandler with a counter left hook, earlier than swarming on the fence with a barrage to complete the Missouri veteran.
Regardless of his crowing achievement reverse Chandler on a run that now stretches to 9 straight wins, Oliveira has opened as an underdog per bookmakers, BetOnline.Ag.
On the time of writing, Oliveira sits at a +155 underdog in opposition to former interim champion, Poirier, who sits as a favorite at -180. In a possible showdown in opposition to former undisputed featherweight and light-weight titleholder, McGregor, Oliveira, while nonetheless an underdog, the hole isn’t as extreme as he is available in at +145 as McGregor at the moment sits at -165.
Possible set to match with both of these two in his first tried title defence towards the closing months of this 12 months, Poirier and McGregor are slated to headline UFC 264 on July 10th. from the T-Cell Enviornment in Las Vegas, Nevada — with the victor broadly anticipated to problem for undisputed light-weight gold.
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