Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira have shared their respective reactions following getting booked to battle for the vacant UFC lightweight title at UFC 262.
Previously this night, Dana White announced that he was throwing in the towel and conceded that Khabib Nurmagomedov will not be ending his retirement.
‘The Eagle’ had retired from fighting next his submission victory in excess of Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 this previous October. Even with that, Dana White and company had held out hope that Khabib may well change his intellect and determine to return.
All those hopes ended this evening when Nurmagomedov produced his retirement formal and the promotion has given that booked an remarkable battle between Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira for the vacant light-weight title at UFC 262.
Chandler (22-5 MMA) made his Octagon debut at January’s UFC 257 event, where he scored a to start with round knockout victory about perennial light-weight contender Dan Hooker. That victory marked Chandler’s 3rd in a row, as he experienced beforehand scored stoppage wins in excess of Benson Henderson and Sidney Outlaw below the Bellator Banner.
Michael Chandler took to Twitter shortly next the information that he would be battle ‘Do Bronx’ at UFC 262 on Could 15 with the adhering to assertion.
See you at the top rated! #ufc262
— Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) March 19, 2021
“See you at the leading! #ufc262.” – Chandler wrote.
Meanwhile, Charles Oliveira (30-8 MMA) will enter UFC 262 on sporting an eight-combat get streak, his most current becoming a lopsided decision victory more than former interim winner Tony Ferguson.
Prior to dominating ‘El Cucuy’, ‘Do Bronx’ experienced reeled off 7 straight finishes in a row which includes submission wins more than Jim Miller and Kevin Lee.
The Brazilian submission professional took to Twitter shortly just after Michael Chandler with the pursuing response.
Let us go! #ufc262
— Charles Oliveira (@CharlesDoBronxs) March 19, 2021
“Let’s go! #ufc262 Bora!.” – Oliveira wrote.
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