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Who did Charles Oliveira beat to become UFC lightweight champion?

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Charles Oliveira is the former UFC lightweight champion. 'Do Bronx' won his title in December 2021 when he faced Michael Chandler at UFC 262, which took place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

Then, in his last fight against Justin Gaethje, he failed to make the weight limit of 155lbs because of which he lost his title on the scale. The fight went on despite Oliveira coming in one pound heavier and they fined the Brazilian for missing weight. 'Do Bronx' went on to defeat Justin Gaethje.

Charles Oliveira vs Michael Chandler started off with both fighters looking to press the action. After a few exchanges, both fighters went to the ground and Oliveira had Chandler's back. 'Iron' somehow managed to get out of the Brazilian's hold and got back up.

Take a look at the fight highlights:

Hier soir on a très certainement eu le FOTW de 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣Mais vous rappelez-vous de celui de 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣1️⃣ ? ⏳Charles Oliveira 🇧🇷 vs Michael Chandler 🇺🇸 https://t.co/rqCD5oImw4

He then connected with a left hand as Charles Oliveira stepped backward and hurt 'Do Bronx'. The Brazilian somehow managed to fight off his back as Chandler desperately tried to close the show. Oliveira survived till the end of the round, fighting off his back. Within 30 seconds of the second round, 'Do Bronx' connected with a left hook that stunned Chandler.

The American's feet buckled and he touched the canvas. A few more clean shots followed by some ground and pound forced the referee to call a stop to the contest.


Charles Oliveira gives his prediction for his fight against Islam Makhachev

In less than 2 days, Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev will fight for the vacant UFC lightweight title at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi. The event is being held at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island, and the whole card is stacked with top fights. During the press conference before the fight, 'Do Bronx' gave his prediction for the fight:

"I mean I have all the respect in the world for this guy but I'm a sharp shooter I'm gonna keep pressing forward, I'm gonna knock him out in the first round."

Charles Oliveira is on a 11 fight win streak with wins over the likes of Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier, yet he goes into this fight as the underdog. He wants to win his belts back in dominant fashion to prove he is the best lightweight.

Take a look at the video:

The prediction is in: @CharlesDoBronxs is calling for the first round KO 💥[ #UFC280 | Saturday | Live on ESPN+ PPV: ufc.ac/3BIPnuM ] https://t.co/VCS2Yv1Vkp

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