By Farah Hannoun |
Can also 4, 2021 8: 50 am
Charles Oliveira left little doubt he’s ready for title contention.
Oliveira confronted former meantime lightweight champion Tony Ferguson within the UFC 256 co-fundamental occasion this previous December, and made it look simple in opposition to the perennial contender.
All three judges scored it 30-26 in settle on of Oliveira, who modified into as soon as in a position to safe Ferguson down at will and defend watch over him. After some fair appropriate exchanges on the feet in Round 1, Oliveira took Ferguson down to the mat, transitioning to corpulent mount with ease. Because the clock winded down, Oliveira cinched a deep armbar, however Ferguson refused to tap.
Oliveira modified into as soon as in cruise defend watch over, taking Ferguson down and controlling him for the remainder of the strive in opposition to. He threatened with a couple of submissions in Round 3, however Ferguson modified into as soon as in a position to fend them off and continue to exist the one-sided beating. Oliveira notched his eighth straight dangle, which within the slay earned him a crack at UFC gold.
Oliveira (30-8 MMA, 18-8 UFC) returns to action at UFC 262 on Can also 15 when he takes on Michael Chandler (22-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC) for the vacant lightweight title at Toyota Heart in Houston.
Sooner than he faces Chandler, relive Oliveira’s dangle over Ferguson within the video above.