Charles Oliveira is delighted together with his shot on the UFC Light-weight championship. The Brazilian will battle Michael Chandler at UFC 262 on Might 15 for the vacant title.
UFC introduced that light-weight champion Khabib Nurmahomedov is formally retired. With that call, both ‘Do Bronx’ or Chandler will develop into the subsequent 155 lbs king.
Charles Oliveira has the longest lively profitable streak within the weight class, having gained eight straight fights as much as the bout with Chandler at UFC 262.
His newest victory, a dominant efficiency in opposition to Tony Ferguson, promoted the Brazilian to title contender standing. Nonetheless, he nonetheless needed to press the UFC for the title shot.
Most followers and analysts anticipated Dustin Poirier to be the subsequent assured fighter to battle for Light-weight gold. Nonetheless, the American appears to have chosen the ‘cash battle,’ finishing the trilogy in opposition to Conor McGregor.
In a video posted to his Instagram tales, Charles Oliveira thanked his followers as he attributes the chance to battle for the title to their affect over the UFC.
“This battle is simply occurring since you guys pressured them since you guys requested for it on a regular basis. And we acquired it. Thanks, God. I’ll commit myself 100% to coaching, greater than I already do,” Charles Oliveira stated, translation through Sportskeeda.
“I’ll make it occur. This victory might be for us. I’m so glad proper now – you don’t have any thought how completely happy I’m. I already cried, already laughed. I can solely thank all people for this,” he concluded.
UFC 262 is about to occur on the Toyota Heart in Houston, Texas, on Might 15. UFC president Dana White introduced that this would be the second occasion of the 12 months with a crowd after UFC 261.
Charles Oliveira knew a battle in opposition to Conor McGregor would not carry Dustin Poirier to the title
Talking to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani within the aftermath of UFC 257, when Dustin Poirier shocked The Infamous One of their rematch, Charles Oliveira was sure the UFC wouldn’t guide a Conor McGregor battle for the title.
Nonetheless, on the time, he believed that Poirier must be the one he would battle to seize the 155 lbs gold, not Michael Chandler.
“Conor versus Dustin is a battle that sells quite a bit, but it surely shouldn’t happen in the mean time. Conor was overwhelmed up, knocked out within the second spherical – it was not an in depth battle. How are you going to place somebody like that to battle for the title?” stated Charles Oliveira.
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