Charles Oliveira, Michael Chandler make weight for lightweight title fight at UFC 262. HOUSTON — The bout to crown the next UFC lightweight champion is official. Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler both made weight successfully Friday morning, coming in exactly at the 155-pound limit.May 14, 2021
At UFC 262, former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler fought Charles Oliveira for the UFC lightweight championship. In the co-main event, lightweights Tony Ferguson and Beneil Dariush locked horns for supremacy of the 155lbs division.May 16, 2021
Charles Oliveira Charles Oliveira earns TKO win over Michael Chandler to claim UFC lightweight title. HOUSTON — It took more than 10 years, a failed drop in weight class and more than his fair share of ups and downs, but Charles Oliveira is finally a UFC champion.May 16, 2021
He also competed in collegiate wrestling out of the University of Missouri, where he earned NCAA Division I All-American honors. As of January 25, 2021, Chandler is ranked #4 in the UFC Lightweight rankings. Michael Chandler Losses 6 By knockout 4 By decision 2 University University of Missouri
22-6-0 Michael Chandler Record: 22-6-0. Weight: 155 lbs.
Michael Chandler lost his lightweight championship at Saturday night’s Bellator 180 in New York City. He attempted to compete through an ankle injury, but the referee stopped the bout, and Brent Primus was awarded a TKO victory. The freak injury was a bitter way for the 31-year-old to lose his title.