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Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Lightweight
When is Oliveira vs Chandler?
Charles Oliveira will take on Michael Chandler, as the main event of UFC 262, on Saturday 15th May 2021 at Toyota Center in Houston.
The fight will be contested over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit will be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
This contest is for the vacant UFC lightweight championship.
Oliveira vs Chandler stats
Charles Oliveira steps into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 19 by submission.
Michael Chandler will make his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggest Chandler has advantage in power over Oliveira, with a 45% knock out percentage over Oliveira's 27%.
Charles Oliveira is the younger man by 4 years, at 31 years old.
Oliveira has a height advantage of 2 inches over Chandler. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Oliveira is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 1 year and 4 months earlier than Chandler, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 9 more professional rounds, 67 to Chandler's 58.
Oliveira vs Chandler form
Oliveira has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight, he beat Tony Ferguson on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Kevin Lee on 14th March 2020 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jared Gordon on 16th November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo.
Before that, he had beat Nik Lentz on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, United States.
He had defeated David Teymur on 2nd February 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil.
Chandler has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he won against Dan Hooker at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had won against Benson Henderson at Bellator 243 on 7th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Sidney Outlaw at Bellator 237 on 28th December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Before that, he Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 221 on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, United States.
He had beat Brent Primus at Bellator 212 on 14th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
In terms of recent activity, Charles Oliveira has been fighting more than Michael Chandler.
Charles Oliveira last fought 4 months and 27 days ago, while Michael Chandler's last outing was 3 months and 16 days ago.
Oliveira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Chandler's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.