On May 16, UFC 262 will take place at the UFC APEX Arena in Los Angeles. The main event of the evening will be a fight for the vacant title of champion in the lightweight division between Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler. Which side will win this game?
Charles Oliveira (Brazil)
The 31-year-old Brazilian fighter has no doubt earned the right to fight for the vacant title. First, it is located on the third line of the rating of applicants, second only to Porya. Secondly, Oliveira has the longest winning streak among the current lightweights - 8 fights. In the period from June 2018 to December 2020, Charles managed to deal with Guida, Gyagos, Miller, Teimuro, Lentz, Gordon, Lee, Ferguson. The professional record of the fighter reached 30 wins in 38 fights. Recently, he managed to work on the rack and bring many techniques to perfect condition. Charles is in almost his best athletic form.
Michael Chandler (USA)
The 34-year-old American fighter received a title fight, as they say, "for free." In January of this year, he knocked out the sixth number of the rating - Dan Hooker, and immediately found himself in the TOP 5 of the strongest lightweight of the UFC. To some extent, he earned a meeting for the belt with his recent performances, but, of course, not to the same extent as his opponent. "Iron" trains a lot and never allows himself to lose his form. This guy has an impressive physical strength, thanks to which he has defeated more than one opponent in the UFC.
I suggest you take a chance. Chandler has enough experience to make his Brazilian opponent nervous and commit a number of stupid things. It is possible that Michael will even be able to knock out his opponent. Do not forget that during his career, Oliveira has already been knocked out four times.