UFC 262 saw a ton of action, and the night turned into a spectacular event with heaps of violence.
Taking place inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, the UFC sold out the arena with over 16,000 seats sold. The event had lots of big names competing, and even the preliminary fights were quite exciting. Although, the excitement began to skyrocket as the co-main event started. Specifically, fans in Houston got to see the return of Tony Ferguson and an angsty one at that, in front of a sold-out crowd.
In addition, fans were curious how top lightweight Ferguson would return. In particular, it seems some fans were curious if the former interim champion can right the ship at the age of 37. Despite taking heavy damage against Dariush, as usual, Ferguson demonstrated his unworldly toughness. Unfortunately, Dariush would hand Ferguson his third straight loss.
UFC 262 Main Event Carnage
Overall, the submission record-holder in the UFC had a huge opportunity in front of him but a big test. After ten years in the UFC, “Do Bronx” finally got his title shot.
Conversely, prior to being matched with Oliveira, the former 3X Bellator lightweight champion crushed Dan Hooker in one round in his UFC debut.
With Khabib Nurmagomedov’s absence, Oliviera took advantage of the night and came back from adversity. Additionally, the Brazilian cemented his dominance when he was able to finish Chandler with his hands. In the end, Oliveira finishing the fight with his striking is a testament to the growth he’s had within the organization.
The lightweight title fight started fast, and Chandler dropped Oliveira in the first round. However, the third-degree Jui-Jitsu blackbelt showed why heart and resiliency are championship qualities. Consequently, the Brazilian came out refreshed in the second round and finished Chandler by TKO to become the eleventh undisputed UFC lightweight champion.
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After his brilliant performance at UFC 262, who would you like to see Charles Oliviera face in his first title defense?