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UFC 262 in Tweets: Fighters react to Charles Oliveira’s comeback knockout, Beneil Dariush’s win

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UFC 262: Oliveira v Chandler Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

The UFC has a new lightweight champion. For a second, it looked like it would be Michael Chandler. But then Charles Oliveira landed a picture-perfect left hook, and he claimed the title in the headliner of UFC 262.

Oliveira’s knockout of Chandler came after a dicey first round where he went to his back to save himself from a TKO victory after taking the ex-Bellator’s best shots. But in the first meaningful exchange of the second round, he landed the telling blow, followed up, and sealed the finish with more heavy shots just 19 seconds into the round.

In the co-headliner, Beneil Dariush silenced a pro Tony Ferguson crowd with a dominant display of grappling, handing the ex-interim champion another shutout loss.

Here’s what fighters had to say about UFC 262.


Charles Oliveira def. Michael Chandler


Beneil Dariush def. Tony Ferguson


Rogerio Bontorin def. Matt Schnell


Katlyn Chookagian def. Viviane Araujo


Edson Barboza def. Shane Burgos