UFC 262 took place May 15 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Charles Oliveira (31-8, 1 no-contest) and Michael Chandler (22-6) collided in a lightweight title fight in the main event, which aired live on UFC. Catch more video highlights below.
For more on Oliveira vs. Chandler, check out the live blog from MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew.
Chandler comes for the center of the cage early. Both men in orthodox position and an early calf kick from Oliveira crops Chandler briefly. Chandler is firing body shots early though and they are landing.
Chandler throwing heat to start and he clips Oliveira! Oliveira ducks under on a clean double leg and he’s in deep but Chandler has a guillotine! it’s deep and Oliveira is bleeding somewhere. Oliveira is able to get out of it though and Chandler tries to get up but Oliveira takes the back! Big action early!
Chandler stands up with Oliveira on his back and tries to back body slam him but Oliveira has the body lock on and holds on. Now Oliveira is fishing for a RNC but Chandler is aware of it. He eats an elbow but Chandler is finally able to explode and reverse!
Oliveira tries a triangle but can’t lock it on and Chandler stands over him but then backs away. On the feet though he clubs Oliveira! Oliveira is in trouble! he’s getting clipped and trying to survive from turtle. Oliveira rolls to his back and Chandler follows him and that’s a bad choice because Oliveira is getting a chance to recover.
Chandler landing some decent ground and pound and his power is a major issue for Oliveira who is busted up but survives to the horn.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-8 Chandler.
Chandler is not throwing what anyone would consider a pretty shot but he’s got hammers and Oliveira is not eating them well. He does appear recovered in his corner though and you’ve got to wonder if Chandler can keep that pace up.
Oliveira clips Chandlers to start the round and Chandler is on skates! OH MY GOD CHANDLER IS IN HUGE TROUBLE. OLIVEIRA IS RUNNING HIM DOWN AND HAMMERING SHOTS IN AND CHANDLER IS DONE!!!!!!! WHAT A COMEBACK!!!