After a wild first round in the UFC 262 main event between Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira, with both men having moments of significant advantage on the ground and Chandler landing some vicious strikes, Oliveira took control in Round 2. With a series of quick strikes of his own, Oliveira staggered Chandler, brought him down, then finished the fight Saturday night at Toyota Center in Houston.
Oliveira won the vacant UFC lightweight championship in his 28th fight in the promotion, and despite building a reputation as a submission specialist — a UFC-record 14 of his wins have ended that way — Oliveira proved how far he has come in rounding out his approach to fighting.
The world turned to social media to offer instant reactions to Oliveira’s victory.
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