Charles Oliveira knocked out Michael Chandler at UFC 262 to succeed Khabib Nurmagomedov and change into the brand new UFC light-weight champion.
The 155lbs division has been missing a king because the Russian walked away on Struggle Island in October 2020, with Oliveira ready within the shadows.
When introduced with the chance, the Brazilian was ruthless and claimed the belt by stopping former Bellator champion Chandler in an exciting battle.
It began brilliantly for the American as he harm Oliveira and sliced him open earlier than leaping into a powerful guillotine.
Oliveira rallied and wrapped the challenger up together with his jiu-jitsu expertise, however did not discover a choke and the battle returned to the toes.
Maybe revitalised at surviving on the bottom, Chandler powered by way of and nearly appeared near the end as he landed bombs.
Because the breathless Houston crowd struggled to take care of what that they had seen, Oliveira stormed out of the gate for the second spherical and dropped Chandler with a chopping left hook.
He proceeded to chase his man down and grabbed the end as he cornered ‘Iron’ Mike and the referee stopped the battle after simply 19 seconds of the second spherical.
Talking within the Octagon after the bout, Chandler vowed to take his shot if the UFC had been to grant him one other alternative.
“I promise you I’ll put on that UFC strap throughout the subsequent 12 months,” he informed Joe Rogan. “We’ll get this one again.”