Charles Oliveira beats Michael Chandler, information, response, outcomes, full card, Shane Burgos KO, Beneil Dariush beats Tony Ferguson, video, highlights

The UFC has a brand new light-weight king, and his identify is Charles Oliveira.

Oliveira was on the point of defeat after a nightmare first spherical towards demolition artist Michael Chandler, solely to blow up out of the blocks within the second spherical to assert the largest win of his veteran profession with a flurry of brutal punches.

The 31-year-old Brazilian now replaces retired Khabib Nurmagomedov because the undisputed light-weight champion – the organisation’s first man to carry that belt since April 2018.

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In entrance of round 16,000 followers on the Toyota Middle in Houston – residence of the Houston Rockets – Oliveira surprised followers together with his epic comeback from the brink of a bloody defeat.

Oliveira was taken down within the first spherical and barely prevented a guillotine submission, earlier than once more showing on the verge of being stopped by Chandler’s blitz of strikes later in an impressive first spherical.

Two of the three judges scored the primary spherical 10-8 to Chandler in a transparent signal of his dominance.

However Oliveira wanted simply 19 seconds within the second spherical to drive the referee to step in as he smashed Chandler’s chin repeatedly.

“I feel we noticed one of many hardest dudes on the planet come again from some adversity,” Chandler stated. “Charles Oliveria’s the true deal, I take nothing away from him. I will probably be again. I promise you I’m going to put on that UFC strap inside the subsequent 12 months.”

Oliveira leapt over the fence of the octagon to scream “shock, shock!” on the commentators earlier than dancing alongside the entrance of the group in utter ecstasy. He was in tears because the golden belt was strapped round his waist.

“I instructed you I used to be going to knock him out and I got here and knocked him out,” Oliveira stated in his postfight interview.

“I proved to everyone I’m the lion of lions.

“Michael stated I couldn’t take strain. then he hit, hit, hit, and I’m nonetheless right here.

“Michael, you’re a fantastic champion … however right this moment was my day.”

It took Oliveira 28 fights and over a decade within the UFC to win his first title, which is a brand new document within the competitors.

He joined the UFC in 2010 but it surely took a transfer up from featherweight in 2017 to spark his ascent to the elite. Since then, he has now gone 10-1 with 9 wins in a row.

He owns the document for many UFC submission wins (14), and now has pipped Donald Cerrone for essentially the most finishes (17).

The battle was 35-year-old veteran Chandler’s second UFC battle since shifting throughout from Bellator, the place he was a three-time champion at 155 kilos. The defeat ends a run of five-straight wins.

Earlier within the card, there was a uncommon submission, judging controversy, a sickening end to a 41-year-old veteran, and one of many craziest delayed-reaction knockouts we’ve seen.

LEGEND’S AWESOME ESCAPE BEFORE SAD DEFEAT

Tony Ferguson is a legend of the light-weight division, however the former interim champion was resigned to a brutal defeat by the hands of rising star Beneil Dariush.

Dariush took Ferguson down in every of the three rounds after having the most effective of the opening exchanges whereas standing.

However 37-year-old Ferguson confirmed all of his veteran toughness with an unbelievable escape from a heel hook which did severe harm to his left leg.

Dariush appeared set to make his opponent faucet out, however Ferguson – in agony – held on.

However, Dariush dominated the rest of the battle together with his unimaginable grappling, successful by way of unanimous determination (30-27 x3).

Dariush stated he heard a ‘pop’ through the heel hook: “He checked out me like nothing occurred … he’s a zombie, little doubt about it.”

That’s now seven wins in a row for Dariush (21-4-1), whereas Ferguson slumped to his third-straight (25-6).

‘JUST SHUT DOWN’

Featherweights Edson Barboza and Shane Burgos are two of essentially the most damaging strikers within the division, they usually placed on an absolute present!

The duo shared brutal leg kicks for the primary two rounds, with Barboza comfortably taking the primary spherical earlier than a closely-fought second.

However Barboza landed two strong straight punches to the pinnacle within the third spherical. Burgos appeared fantastic – however nearly 5 seconds later, he stumbled backwards to the facet of the cage then slumped to the ground.

Barboza landed a few heavy blows to his dazed opponent earlier than the referee stepped in.

The delayed response left followers and commentators completely surprised.

Daniel Cormier stated in commentary: “We’ve seen all of it, however we’ve by no means seen that earlier than. I’ve referred to as a thousand fights!”

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LEGEND SNAPS ARM

41-year-old Jacare Souza may simply have had his profession ended – however he didn’t even flinch.

The Brazilian middleweight legend was submitted by countryman Andre Muniz within the first spherical of their featured prelim bout, as his proper arm broke in sickening style.

Muniz landed two take-downs towards the grappling nice, earlier than trapping his arm in an armbar and inflicting a loud cracking sound. He instantly let go, however Souza barely confirmed his discomfort as he was escorted from the octagon.

Muniz stated: “I heard it snap. I let go, not solely out of respect, I’m from jiu-jitsu I knew I may harm it much more if I didn’t let it go.”

Souza (26-10, 1NC) has now misplaced four-straight, however this was the primary submission lack of his profession.

31-year-old Muniz now boasts a 21-4 document together with 18 finishes (14 submissions).

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STUNNINGLY RARE SUBMISSION

The prelims have been lit up with a shocking submission from ladies’s flyweight Andrea Lee towards Antonina Shevchenko. In a dominant second spherical, Lee took Shevchenko to the bottom early with a spinning backfist. She went from a crucifix to a triangle choke – which Shevchenko survived for almost two minutes – earlier than Lee lastly secured the arm and the submission.

It was simply the seventh triangle armbar submission win in UFC historical past!

RIDICULOUS JUDGE SHOCKS FANS

Lando Vannata dropped all the way down to the boys’s featherweight division and appeared fairly snug in a call win over Mike Grundy, who tried take-down after take-down with out success – and copped loads of punishment on the best way.

However one decide had Vannata ‘questioning his life’.

Whereas one decide gave Vannata the win 30-27 – one other had all three rounds in Grundy’s favour (30-27)!

Fortunately, a 3rd decide gave it to Vannata 29-28, guaranteeing widespread sense prevailed.

FULL CARD:

Fundamental Card

Light-weight title battle – Charles Oliveira def. Michael Chandler Rd2 TKO

Light-weight – Beneil Dariush def. Tony Ferguson by way of unanimous determination (30-27×3)

Flyweight – Rogerio Bontorin def. Matt Schnell by way of Unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Ladies’s flyweight – Katlyn Chookagian def. Viviane Araujo (29-28 x 2, 30-27)

Featherweight – Edson Barboza def. Shane Burgos Rd3 TKO

Prelims

Middleweight – Andre Muniz def. Ronaldo Souza Rd1 Submission

Light-weight – Lando Vannata def. Mike Grundy by way of Break up determination (29-28, 30-27, 27-30)

Middleweight – Jordan Wright def. Jamie Pickett Rd1 TKO

Ladies’s flyweight – Andrea Lee def. Antonina Shevchenko Rd2 Submission

Early Prelims

Flyweight – Priscila Cachoeira def. Gina Mazany Rd2 TKO

Featherweight – Tucker Lutz def. Kevin Aguilar by way of Unanimous Determination (30-27, 29-28 x 2)

Light-weight – Christos Giagos def. Sean Soriano Rd2 Submission

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