UFC 262 results: Charles Oliveira finishes Michael Chandler to capture lightweight title

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Charles Oliveira vowed to finish Michael Chandler at Saturday's UFC 262. 

It was dicey for a few moments for Oliveria, but he bounced back from nearly getting stopped during the first round to blast Chandler out at 0:19 of the second round to capture the vacant lightweight championship. 


"I deserve it, and I wanted to show that I'm the best in this category," Oliveira said to Joe Rogan through an interpreter. "I'm proving to everybody I'm the lion of lions."

Chandler started as a man on a mission, snatching Oliveira's head and locking him in a guillotine choke. Oliveira slithered out and was able to get the advantage while looking for a submission. 

Chandler made it back to his feet and went to work. A right hand sent Oliveira back into the cage, and Chandler teed off with a barrage of punches and elbows to leave Oliveira bloody and bruised walking back to his corner to end the opening round. It looked to be Chandler's fight and only a matter of time before he walked out the 155-pound champion.

But the one-minute in between rounds is all Oliveira needed to gather himself and plot a punctuating comeback.

When the second round began, Chandler immediately landed a shot, and Oliveira countered with a blistering left hook to hurt Chandler. Sensing the opportunity was there for the taking, Oliveira connected on a picture-perfect right hand and then another right. Chandler attempted to create space, but Oliveira wasn't giving him anything of the sort. Another left hook sent Chandler to the mat one final time. A barrage of short left hands and referee Dan Miragliotta jumped right in and stopped the fight. 

Oliveira (31-8, one no-contest) jumped the Octagon to the commentary team and hugged UFC president Dana White. 

"At Shoot Box, Macaco Gold Team, we have a saying, 'It can rain stones, but the stones are gonna come back,'" Oliveira said about his comeback win. 

The victory is Oliveira's 17th via stoppage, which breaks the UFC record for the lightweight division. The championship win is Oliveira's ninth consecutive win with eight of those coming via inside the distance.

Here is what happened at UFC 262.


Charles Oliveira becomes the lightweight champion

Oliveira def. Chandler via TKO at 0:19 of the second round to capture the vacant UFC lightweight title.

Oliveira-Chandler; Round 2

Chandler connects on a left and Oliveira stuns Chandler with a left hook. Chandler moves back and Oliveira stuns him again with a right and then a left. Oliveira uncorks a barrage of shots and it is all over. We have a new lightweight champion of the world.

Oliveira-Chandler; Round 1

Oliveira comes right out with low calf kick that sends Chandler to the mat. Chandler lands a one-two and blasts a left hook. Oliveira goes for a takedown and Chandler snatches the head for a guillotine. Oliveira has a body triangle. Chandler somehow reverses it and makes it back to his feet.

Chandler lets Oliveira up. He nails a vicious uppercut and unloads ground and pound punches but Oliveira is surviving. Chandler is operating inside the guard. Two sharp elbows by Chandler. Blood is gushing down the face of Oliveira. 

What a great round. (10-9 Chandler)

UFC 262 main event

It's time for the main event of UFC 262 as No. 3-ranked Charles Oliveira and No. 4-ranked Michael Chandler battle for the vacant lightweight championship. The time for talking is over. 

Who becomes the new king at 155 pounds?

Beneil Dariush earns career-defining win over Tony Ferguson

Dariush def. Ferguson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27). What a performance from Dariush. He dominated from start to finish. His constant pressure was too much as Ferguson didn't have any answers. 

It's time to put some respect on Dariush's name. He's now in the conversation at 155 pounds. 

Ferguson is going to have to do some soul searching. That's three consecutive losses for the former interim lightweight champion. He's got to seriously think about what his options are going forward.

Ferguson-Dariush; Round 3

Ferguson is trying to throw but he cannot put any pressure on his left leg because of the heel hook from round two. Tired of Ferguson trying to goad him into a slugfest, Dariush takes him right back down to the canvas. Dariush isn't doing much with the position and the crowd is chanting "stand them up." (10-9 Dariush, 30-27 Dariush)

Ferguson-Dariush; Round 2

Dariush starts the second like the first and plows right at Ferguson and notches another takedown. Ferguson is trying for a D'arce Choke but Dariush escapes. Dariush is unloading lefts and rights. Ferguson pops up, Dariush keeps ahold of him but Ferguson comes right back into side control. Dariush reverses out and snatches a foot and has the heel hook latched in. Ferguson is screaming in agony. He's kicking Dariush and somehow escapes but Dariush ends the round in side control. Ferguson needs a stoppage to win. (10-9 Dariush, 20-18 Dariush)

Ferguson-Dariush; Round 1

Loud chants for Ferguson. Dariush rushes in with a three-punch combination. Dariush comes right back and attempts a takedown but is stuffed by Ferguson. Dariush is super aggressive, which leads to a takedown. After some scrabbling, Dariush unloads some ground and pound punches. (10-9 Dariush)

The return of Tony Ferguson

It's time for the co-main event of UFC 262 as No. 5-ranked Tony Ferguson (26-5) squares off with No. 9-ranked Beneil Dariush (20-4-1) in lightweight action.

Ferguson, the former interim lightweight champion, looks to get back on track. After a 12-fight winning streak, Ferguson has suffered back-to-back setbacks. 

Dariush is on a run, winning six in a row to earn the biggest fight of his career against one of the sport's marquee names. 

Does Ferguson have one more run?

Rogerio Bontorin nets decision win over Matt Schnell

Bontorin def. Schenll via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28). A very puzzling gameplan from Schnell led to Bontorin winning pretty easily. Instead of pressing Bontorin, who missed weight, Schnell decided to attempt to fight on the outside and paid the price. Bontorin made Schnell regret his plan of attack by continously throwing leg kicks to shred Schnell's leg, which left his head wide open and the Brazilian pounded Schnell every which way to garner the victory. 

Ranked flyweights battle

Coming up at UFC 262, No. 8-ranked flyweight Matt Schnell (15-5) meets No. 9-ranked flyweight Rogerio Bontorin (16-3, one no-contest) in bantamweight action. Bontorin took the fight on 25 days notice so this contest is taking place at 135 pounds. 

Katlyn Chookagian wins decision over Viviane Araujo

Chookagian def. Araujo via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28). On two of the judges scorecards, it came down to the third round as Chookagian clearly won the first and Araujo won the second. The volume striking of Chookagian is what the judges preferred as she outlanded Araujo 54-34 in significant strikes according to the UFC.

A good win for Chookagian as that's back-to-back wins and maintains her No. 2-position in the women's flyweight division.

Lone women's fight on UFC 262 main card

Up next at UFC 262,  No. 2-ranked Katlyn Chookagian (15-4) faces No. 7-ranked Viviane Araujo (10-2) in women's flyweight action. Chookagian, a former title challenger, has alternated wins and losses in her last four fights with an unanimous decision win over Cynthia Calvillo at UFC 255. Araujo comes in with back-to-back wins and has seven victories via stoppage.

Edson Barboza finishes Shane Burgos in slugfest

Barboza def. Burgos via TKO at 1:16 of the third round. After Barboza won the first round and Burgos roared back with a stellar second in a battle of Rock'em Sock'em robots, it looked like we were about to see a classic third round. Barboza made sure the fight didn't go to the judges as he connected on a hard left jab and blasted Burgos with a right hook which Burgos looked to have walked through. A second later, Burgos staggered back and fell against the cage. Barboza pounced and referee Mike Beltran waved it off.

What an unbelievable fight. Definitely one of the best of 2021. Barboza's now won back-to-back tilts.

Burgos and Barboza banging it out

Burgos and Barboza let it all hang out in the opening round. Barboza immediately thrashed Burgos' leg with one thunderous leg kick after another. Burgos came back and started lighting Barboza up with the jab. But Barboza came back and stunned Burgos three times in the final two minutes with a stiff left jab. 

What a way to start UFC 262.

Opening main card bout

Kicking off the UFC 262 main card is No. 9-ranked Shane Burgos (13-2) taking on No. 13-ranked Edson Barboza (21-9) in featherweight action. Burgos comes in having won three of his last four. Barboza snapped a three-fight losing streak in his last time, beating Makwan Amirkhani via unanimous decision.

A great way to start the main card with two of the most lethal strikers in the UFC.

The other half of the UFC 262 headliner is in the building

The former three-time Bellator lightweight champion is in the house. 

One half of the main event has arrived

Charles Oliveira has entered the Toyota Center. 


Welcome to DAZN News' live coverage of UFC 262. The card is highlighted by Charles Oliveira facing off with Michael Chandler for the vacant lightweight title.

The featured prelim was Andre Muniz breaking the arm of Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza to win via first-round submission.

Kick back, relax and enjoy what should be an exciting night of fights.



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