By Mike Bohn |
March 19, 2021 1: 12 am
A original chapter in UFC gentle-weight history began on Thursday when Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement turned into once officially diagnosed by Dana White and the gentle-weight title turned into vacant.
It took most productive a matter of moments for a original championship bout to be booked. Charles Oliveira (30-8 MMA, 18-8 UFC) will at closing get his crack at UFC gold when he meets Michael Chandler (22-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in a twin for Nurmagomedov’s freshly relinquished strap at UFC 262 on Might perchance fair 15.
The panorama transferring second naturally obtained a primary rise out of the MMA neighborhood. For extra, study out the top Twitter reactions to the valuable details spherical the UFC’s 155-pound division.
Tidy! Very clean!
Bossman is utilizing the aged “Hi there, obvious, we is also true pals…” strategy.
No longer without its get dangers, gotta purchase the most attention-grabbing second or Khabib would possibly perchance be all “Truthfully, no, I’m flattered, but I look for you additional as a brother.”
However dont depend Dana out but! https://t.co/48UzK87AEO
— Ant Evans (@AntEvansMMA) March 19, 2021
The UFC gentle-weight division is officially delivery for commerce.
Oliveira-Chandler for the vacant title
Plus Gaethje, Dos Anjos, Makhachev …
— Gash 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley (@NickBaldwinMMA) March 19, 2021
Chuffed for both guys. Whoever wins, it’s a improbable story. Both Michael Chandler turns into UFC gentle-weight king in two fights after a profession being told he wasn’t that lawful — or Charles Oliveira’s “aspect twin carriageway much less traveled” slump reigns supreme. I’m hooked. #UFC262 https://t.co/fW4HpT7Fhu
— Nolan King (@mma_kings) March 19, 2021
I turned into once of the concept that Oliveira ought to’ve capitalized on Nate Diaz calling him out because I figured he would possibly perchance presumably be the one omitted within the cool, but I turned into once scandalous. Appropriate for him! https://t.co/9LPw5UAbtW
— Simon Samano (@SJSamano) March 19, 2021