Charles Oliveira knocks out Michael Chandler to win lightweight title

After 11 years with the promotion, Charles Oliveira finally sits at the UFC throne!

Oliveira (31-8 MMA, 19-8 UFC) knocked out Michael Chandler (22-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC) to claim the promotion’s vacant lightweight title, in the UFC 262 main event.

The fight took place at Toyota Center in Houston.

Chandler suffered his first loss since coming over to the UFC from Bellator and had a three-fight winning streak snapped. UFC 262 was only the third time Chandler has lost by punches in his career.

Chandler, 35, took the fast track to his first title challenge. One of the poster boys for Bellator MMA from 2010-2020, Chandler impressed UFC president Dana White when he joined the promotion and finished Dan Hooker with strikes in the first round at UFC 257 in January.

UFC 262 results:

Charles Oliveira def. Michael Chandler via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 0:19

Beneil Dariush def. Tony Ferguson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Rogerio Bontorin def. Matt Schnell via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Katlyn Chookagian def. Viviane Araujo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Edson Barboza def. Shane Burgos via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:16

Andre Muniz def. Ronaldo Souza via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:59

Lando Vannata def. Mike Grundy via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 30-27)

Jordan Wright def. Jamie Pickett via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:04

Andrea Lee def. Antonina Shevchenko via submission (triangle choke-armbar) – Round 2, 4:52

Priscila Cachoeira def. Gina Mazany via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:51

Tucker Lutz def. Kevin Aguilar via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Christos Giagos def. Sean Soriano via technical submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 2, 3:59

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