May.18.2021 255

Charles Oliveira Is the New UFC Lightweight Champion, Taking It Away from Nurmagomedov

Charles Oliveira

Charles Oliveira, an MMA artist from Brazil, won Michael Chandler from America during the UFC 262 Ultimate Fighting Championship held in Texas. Oliveira knocked out Chandler at the beginning of the second round. He became the new lightweight champion of UFC.

Oliveira, who is 31 years old, has been playing under the auspices of the UFC since 2010. He has 31 wins and eight falls. Chandler who is 35, in turn, suffered his sixth career defeat along with 22 wins. 

Earlier, the UFC lightweight champion was considered Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov. He received it in April 2018 by defeating American Al Iaquinta in five rounds. He became the first Russian to win this tournament. However, in March 2021, Nurmagomedov officially retired and asked to be given first place in the list of the best UFC fighters, excluding weight categories.

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