Records Currently Held by Charles Oliveira After Victory Against Michael Chandler at UFC 262

Published 05/18/2021, 5:40 AM EDT
ROCHESTER, NY – MAY 18: Charles Oliveira stands in the octagon during a lightweight bout against Nik Lentz at Blue Cross Arena on May 18, 2019 in Rochester, New York. Oliveira defeats Lentz in the second-round by TKO. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)


Charles Oliveira became the UFC Lightweight champion when he defeated Michael Chandler at UFC 262. The fight which was touted to be one of the best of the night delivered on the promise. The fight may have ended in two rounds, but during that time, it was a treat to watch.

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Oliveira hit a perfect left hook to ‘Iron’ in the second round and won the fight via a TKO. After this victory, Oliveira did not just win the title but ended up setting multiple records. Oliveira became the 11th UFC lightweight champion after stopping Chandler in round two.

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Even before this fight, Oliveira held the record for most submission victories (14) in UFC history. Now with his victory over Chandler, he also holds the record for most career finishes (17) in UFC history. Oliveira is also now second in the all-time UFC Fight night bonuses list with (17), just one behind Donald Cerrone.

Charles Oliveira set an incredible record after his victory against Chandler

After Oliveira won his fight against Chandler, he moved into the Top 10 for most UFC fights with 28. ‘Do Bronx’ also moved into the top 10 for UFC career wins (19) and winning streak (9) list.

While all these records did not come as much of a surprise, there was one record that completely stood out. Oliveira set the record for most fights needed (28) to win a title in the UFC. This record had earlier belonged to former middleweight champion Michael Bisping who had taken 26 matches to win the title.

This record in particular shows how good a fighter Oliveira is and how he has been one of the top UFC fighters for a long time.

What next for the UFC lightweight champion?

The UFC lightweight division is one of the toughest divisions in the UFC. There are a plethora of excellent fighters in the division, many of whom would look to challenge the newly crowned champion.

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Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje and now even Beneil Dariush would look to gain some momentum and face the champion. However, either Gaethje or the winner between McGregor and Poirier will be the champions’ next opponent.

For now, Oliveira has achieved his goal of winning the UFC lightweight title and for some time the champion will probably stay away from the Octagon.

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Whom you think the champion will face next?

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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