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Who won Oliveira vs Chandler?
Charles Oliveira beat Michael Chandler by , during the main event of UFC 262, on Saturday 15th May 2021 at Toyota Center in Houston.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Charles Oliveira.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
This contest was for the UFC lightweight championship.
Oliveira vs Chandler stats
Charles Oliveira stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Michael Chandler made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested that Oliveira and Chandler have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Charles Oliveira was the younger man by 4 years, at 31 years old.
Oliveira had a height advantage of 2 inches over Chandler. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Oliveira was the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2008, 1 year and 4 months earlier than Chandler, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 9 more professional rounds, 69 to Chandler's 60.
Oliveira vs Chandler form
Oliveira had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Tony Ferguson at UFC 256 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 at UFC on ESPN+ 28 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 at UFC on ESPN+ 22 on 16th November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo.
Before that, he had beat Nik Lentz at UFC on ESPN+ 10 on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, United States.
He had defeated David Teymur at UFC on ESPN+ 2 on 2nd February 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza, Brazil.
Chandler had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had 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 had been beaten by 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 activity leading into the fight, Charles Oliveira had been fighting more than Michael Chandler.
Going to this contest, Charles Oliveira had last fought 7 months and 12 days ago, while Michael Chandler's last outing had been 6 months and 1 day ago.
Oliveira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Chandler's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.