Michael Chandler Says Charles Oliveira Will Be on the Backfoot as Soon as They Fight

Michael Chandler Says Charles Oliveira Will Be on the Backfoot as Soon as They Fight

UFC light-weight Michael Chandler sat down with Brett Okamoto simply over a month away from his UFC 262 contest. ‘Iron’ Chandler takes on Charles Oliveira for the vacant light-weight belt on May 15 in Houston, Texas. Chandler made his debut at the beginning of the yr and earned a press release KO win over Dan Hooker.

Chiefly, Michael Chandler has been a pressure to be reckoned with ever since he actualized his skills in Bellator MMA. Fans have been champing on the bit to see him lastly make his solution to the UFC’s octagon. Chandler now has the power to actually go down as among the finest lightweights to ever do it.

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Michael Chandler dissects Charles Oliveira as an opponent


The former three-time Bellator MMA light-weight champion appeared into the various ability set that Oliveira brings to the desk. ‘Do Bronx’ captured the eye of the MMA world when he stomped throughout Tony Ferguson at UFC 256. He’s run proper by the division and made many followers imagine he’s the person who can beat Khabib Nurmagomedov.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Charles Oliveira of Brazil punches Tony Ferguson of their light-weight bout through the UFC 256 occasion at UFC APEX on December 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

“Oliveira is a tall test, he’s a guy who is on a huge win streak. When you got a guy who has been able to string together as many fights as he has in a row in the UFC… There’s a high level of confidence that comes with that. Of course, I’m coming off a big win, kicking down the door during my debut and knocking out number 5 Dan Hooker.

“But Charles Oliveira is on a 7-8 fight win streak, he’s just as confident as I am. He’s skilled everywhere, he’s very dangerous in the submission game, he’s very dangerous on the ground. His striking is ever-improving. More than anything, I just got to put together a great game plan, I’m going to be exactly who I am.”

‘Iron’ Chandler goes in on his method for victory at UFC 262

Apart from merely recognizing Oliveira as a risk, Michael Chandler additionally places lots of inventory in his personal skills. With over 12 years invested within the struggle sport, Chandler has seen all of it and believes he has what it takes. ‘Iron’ Mike laid out a tough sport plan that may carry him to a cushty victory.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Michael Chandler battles Dan Hooker through the UFC 257 occasion at UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

“For me, I don’t change anything, I’m excited to compete against him… I think he’s the perfect opponent for me in a lot of ways. Think I go out there, get my hands on him. I think he’ll know from the first exchange that he’s dealing with a different guy…they stand in front of me, they’re going to be on their back foot.

“Charles Oliveira is going to be no different. He’s going to be on the backfoot, he going to be overreacting, and I’m going to land shots. Pick him up, put him down if I have to, but most likely knock him out in the first or second round.”

UFC 262 will usher in a brand new period within the absence of arguably the best light-weight champion the world has seen- Khabib Nurmagomedov. For Chandler, he’s assured that he’ll get the job carried out and is trying to probably persuade Nurmagomedov to make a comeback.

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