Charles Oliveira made himself the person to inherit the throne Khabib Nurmagomedov left behind at 155lbs.
The Brazilian is the brand new light-weight champion after knocking Michael Chandler out within the second spherical of UFC 262’s important occasion.
The combat didn’t seem like it was going that manner within the first spherical, although. Chandler dominated Oliveira on all fronts, however significantly on the ground.
Then it took simply 19 seconds for Oliveira to place Chandler away within the second spherical.
So what’s subsequent for the person who has had formally the longest journey to a title in UFC historical past?
Nicely, there’s a fats likelihood that Khabib comes out of retirement to problem him, however there are many huge names on the horizon.
The obvious matchup can be the winner of Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier III on July 10 at UFC 264.
Poirier handed up a shot on the title to face McGregor once more and who can blame him when you consider the cash at stake. Their bout in January at UFC 257 was the joint-second best-selling pay-per-view in UFC historical past.
The winner of that combat makes an apparent primary contender for Oliviera’s belt, however Justin Gatheje is ready within the wings as nicely and if both Poirier or McGregor needs break day after their potential win, Gaethje makes excellent sense.
Nonetheless, McGregor is the cash combat for whoever the champion is and he stays the most important field workplace sensation in all of MMA.
When the brand new champion was requested about probably dealing with McGregor and defending the title in his residence nation of Brazil, Oliveira was visibly excited.
“That will be implausible,” Oliviera stated of defending his crown in Brazil. “Conor, because you’re so powerful, to begin with, beat Dustin after which come over to Brazil and I’ll put you in your ass.
“First, he has to get previous Dustin. He’s simply one among them guys that talks so much. He’s bought to get previous Dustin first.”
A placing matchup between Oliveira and McGregor actually intrigues and the Irishman has already recommended on Twitter that ought to he beat Poirier, he’s concentrating on regaining a world title in his subsequent combat.
Oliveira has been within the UFC for greater than 10 years, since he was 20 years previous. This was his first title shot. With a file of 31-8, the Brazilian has now gained 9 in a row and holds a bunch of information in UFC together with essentially the most submission victories ever within the UFC (14), essentially the most efficiency bonuses in promotion historical past (10) and essentially the most finishes in UFC historical past (16).