Charles Oliveira takes a stunning turnaround victory after a first round attack to knock out Michael Chandler for 19 SECONDS in the second round to become UFC Lightweight Champion
- Charles Oliveira defeated Michael Chandler to become UFC Lightweight Champion
- Oliveira overcame a barrage of attacks in the opening round of the match
- The turnaround came in the second round when Oliveira managed to achieve a knockout
- Referee Dan Miragliotta had no choice but to stop the match in the second round
Charles Oliveira overcame a barrage of attacks in the first round and took a stunning comeback victory over Michael Chandler in Texas.
In one of the wildest title fights the UFC has seen in recent times, Oliveira had to survive an early attack from his opponent in the first round to turn the match in his favor.
After fighting hard to make it to the first interval, Oliveira not only survived, but also came back with vengeance when he knocked down Chandler with a vicious left hook and then rained down punches until referee Dan Miragliotta had no choice but to stop the match.
Charles Oliveira overcame a barrage of attacks in the first round to defeat Michael Chandler
Chandler remained shocked when Oliveira became the UFC’s new lightweight world champion
During the opening round, Chandler was in control and on course to end the fight relentlessly
It took just 19 seconds of the second round for the match to end, with Oliveira hopping on the shoulders of his team to celebrate.
“I wanted to come here and show that I am the best in this division,” Oliveira told the audience after he was confirmed as champion.
‘You brought me a match from Bellator and I told you I was going to knock him out and I knocked him out. I prove to everyone that I am the lion of lions. Michael, you are a great champion, but today was my day. ‘
But Oliveira did everything she could to get back into the competition and turn the tide
The Brazilian escaped the attack before giving Chandler a taste of his own medicine
Initially, Chandler had hurt Oliveira badly in the opening changes with a huge left hand that put him back on the mat after being knocked out just before.
Chandler continued the attack with Oliveira standing guard to make it to the end of the round.
The Brazilian seemed destined for defeat, but the public was left open-mouthed after the transformation of the second round.
Oliveira landed with a firm left hand that saw Chandler rock before hitting the canvas, and followed quickly with a stream of shots that wiped out his opponent.
The referee quickly ended the game before more damage could be dealt.
Chandler was startled by a cruel left and tumbled down to the mat as a result