Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler are scheduled to face each other for the vacant lightweight title at UFC 262, at Toyota Centre in Houston, Texas. UFC also announced that fans would be in attendance for this event.
Oliveira is an excellent submission artist and he used his takedown ability to neutralize the offense of Tony Ferguson in his last fight, but he believes he can stand and bang with Michael Chandler, and he said that he can knock him out.
In an interview with Sherdog.com he said, “If he takes me down, he will do me a favor. I believe he will pretty much try to keep the fight standing and repeat what he did with Dan Hooker, but if he has one good punch, I have many more combinations.”
“Furthermore, I´ll not run from him like Hooker did. On the contrary, for each of his attempts, I will have a stronger answer.”
Oliveira believes Chandler’s debut was pretty impressive
Charles Oliveira believes what Chandler was able to accomplish in his debut fight against Dan Hooker was pretty impressive and he deserves credit for that.
He said, “Of course, Chandler deserves credit for that debut win, but if Hooker were not so concerned to talk bulls—t about me in the week of the fight, I´m sure that he could have done better. He always comes very strong, and I´ll catch him with a counter hit.”