Powerful roar from 'lion of lions' after brutal title win

Sports | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 17 May 2021

Brazilian Charles Oliveira knocked out American Michael Chandler early in the second round at UFC 262 in Houston and was crowned new lightweight champion.

"I am proving to everybody I am the lion of lions," Oliveira said. "I told you I was going to knock him out and I came and knocked him out."

The 31-year-old will now aim to carve his legacy in a division previously dominated by Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. "I wanted to come here and show that I am the best," said Oliveira.

Going into the fight, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu master boasted more submission wins than anyone else in UFC history with 14. His TKO win gave him another record - 17 finishes inside the distance.

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