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After 28 fights within the UFC, Charles Oliveira is lastly a champion.
It wasn’t simple. The UFC 262 predominant occasion was a back-and-forth brawl that featured one of the best of each Oliveira and former Bellator champion Michael Chandler. Oliveira practically sank in a submission within the first spherical. Chandler recovered and practically knocked out “do Bronx” within the opener as properly.
Then Oliveira got here storming again with a well-placed left hook that shocked Chandler and arrange a exceptional TKO win within the second spherical.
As Ariel Helwani famous, it was a record-breaking efficiency for Oliveira this many fights into his UFC profession:
The win is the newest in a nine-fight win streak. Oliveira hasn’t misplaced a struggle since a TKO loss to Paul Felder in December 2017. Now he assumes the throne left behind by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement.
With an exhilarating win below this highlight, greater and higher matchups await the brand new champion.
A type of future contenders could possibly be Beneil Dariush, who additionally picked up a giant win over Tony Ferguson. Here is a take a look at the remainder of the motion that went down from the Toyota Middle in Houston on Saturday.
- Charles Oliveira def. Michael Chandler through second-round TKO, 0:19
- Beneil Dariush def. Tony Ferguson through unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Rogerio Bontorin def. Matt Schnell through unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Katlyn Chookagian def. Viviane Araujo through unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Edson Barboza def. Shane Burgos through third-round TKO, 1:16
- Andre Muniz def. Ronaldo Souza through first-round submission (armbar), 3:59
- Lando Vannata def. Mike Grundy through cut up choice (29-28, 27-30, 30-27)
- Jordan Wright def. Jamie Pickett through first-round TKO, 1:04
- Andrea Lee def. Antonina Shevchenko through second-round submission (armbar), 4:52
- Priscila Cachoeira def. Gina Mazany through second-round TKO, 4:51
- Tucker Lutz def. Kevin Aguilar through unanimous choice (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Christos Giagos def. Sean Soriano through second-round submission (D’Arce choke), 3:59
Beneil Dariush def. Tony Ferguson
Beneil Dariush’s days as a title challenger have formally began. Tony Ferguson’s days are coming to an finish. That is the takeaway from the light-weight co-main occasion by which Dariush simply managed El Cucuy for almost all of three rounds.
Dariush’s placing wasn’t a lot on show on this one. As an alternative, he confirmed off his grappling chops, establishing prime management within the first spherical and persevering with his dominance on the bottom.
Fact be instructed, Dariush ought to have ended the struggle within the second. He locked in a heel hook that might have doubtless drawn the faucet from virtually any fighter, however Ferguson has by no means been like some other fighter. His toughness hasn’t pale, even at 37 years outdated.
His abilities are a special story, although. Whether or not it is a lack of confidence after back-to-back losses to Justin Gaethje and Charles Oliveira, he is been discovered or he is merely a step slower, Ferguson is not the power he as soon as was.
Dariush has developed as a striker in his time with the UFC, however this was a critical reminder of how good he might be in grappling exchanges as properly.
In a loaded light-weight division, he’ll doubtless need to win no less than yet one more time earlier than getting a crack on the belt. A light-weight bout between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor will doubtless decide the following title challenger.
Rogerio Bontorin def. Matt Schnell
Rogerio Bontorin placed on a greater efficiency within the cage Saturday evening than on the size Friday morning. The Brazilian missed the bantamweight restrict by one pound after taking the matchup with Matt Schnell on brief discover however prevailed in an thrilling struggle when it mattered.
This was alleged to be a struggle between Matt Schnell and Alex Perez, however Bontorin took the gamble of combating a division up on brief discover, and it paid off huge time.
Bontorin truly fights at 125 kilos normally when he is not taking fights on brief discover. You could not inform based mostly on the heavy palms he threw on this struggle. Bontorin’s swarming mixtures had been the distinction as he persistently landed the extra consequential strikes.
That is not to say it wasn’t aggressive. Schnell truly landed extra whole strikes than his opponent.
The win snaps a two-fight dropping streak in Bontorin’s dwelling weight division. Maybe he ought to be seeking to make bantamweight his class of selection now.
Katlyn Chookagian def. Viviane Araujo
There’s so much to be stated for good boxing and cardio. Katlyn Chookagian rode each to a unanimous-decision win over Viviane Araujo in ladies’s flyweight motion.
Blonde Fighter was dealing with a harmful grappler in Araujo. She discovered that out within the second spherical. The Brazilian practically submitted her with a guillotine try, however Chookagian labored her method out of it, and a clearly drained Araujo was successfully neutralized.
This was a robust displaying for Chookagian however unhealthy information for the division.
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