The circumstances had been uncommon, however Charles Oliveira appeared like his previous self whereas preventing in an empty area with the worldwide coronavirus pandemic forcing a suspension of huge gatherings in Brazil. Oliveira prolonged his file for many submissions by any fighter in UFC historical past by tapping out Kevin Lee in the primary occasion of UFC Fight Night 170.
The struggle was a grueling affair with each males having moments the place it appeared as if they’d taken over the struggle, solely to see momentum reverse dramatically. From the primary spherical, Oliveira (29-8) blended his assault from wild mixtures on the toes to a barrage of submission makes an attempt on the bottom. But Lee (18-6) defended on the bottom capably and attacked from high place as he fended off leg locks, armbars and triangle chokes.
In Round 3, Lee determined to strive his luck with the bottom once more however was reckless in head placement in search of the takedown, permitting Oliveira to lock in a guillotine choke. Oliveira cranked the maintain and Lee tapped out earlier than protesting the referee stoppage seconds later. The replay eliminated any doubt of the consequence and Oliveira prolonged his submission file to 14 whereas additionally extending his profitable streak to seven fights, all coming by stoppage.
Oliveira’s success in latest years has him aiming on the largest names in the division as he tries to crack into the highest 10. More particularly, Oliveira has his eye on the upcoming light-weight title struggle between champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and challenger Tony Ferguson.
“Tony Ferguson and Khabib,” Oliveira mentioned following his win. “There’s no way to deny it. I’m one of the best in the world and that belt is going to be mine.”
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UFC Fight Night 170 card, outcomes
Charles Oliveira def. Kevin Lee through third-round submission (29-18, 8-6, 0-0)(guillotine)
Gilbert Burns def. Demian Maia through first-round TKO (punches)
Renato Moicano def. Damir Hadzovic through first-round submission (rear-naked choke)
Nikita Krylov def. Johnny Walker through unanimous determination (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Francisco Trinaldo def. John Makdessi through unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Brandon Moreno def. Jussier Formiga through unanimous determination (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Amanda Ribas def. Randa Markos through unanimous determination (30-26, 30-25, 30-25)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Alexey Kunchenko through unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Rani Yahya vs. Enrique Barzola ends in majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
Maryna Moroz def. Mayra Bueno Silva through unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
David Dvorak def. Bruno Gustavo da Silva through unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Bea Malecki def. Veronica Macedo through unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)