Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier each provided their congratulations to newly topped UFC light-weight world champion Charles Oliveira on Sunday morning.
The Brazilian knocked out Michael Chandler in the principle occasion of UFC 262 to succeed Khabib Nurmagomedov and turn into the 11th undisputed world champion at 155lbs.
It was an exciting affair whereas it lasted in Houston, with Chandler making use of the strain and virtually locking in a guillotine choke within the very first spherical.
Oliveira rallied properly and tried a number of submission makes an attempt of his gained, earlier than discovering himself in a world of hassle as they returned to the toes nd Chandler landed bombs.
But ‘Do Bronx’ utterly turned the struggle round firstly of the second stanza with a devastating left hook discovering the goal as he secured the TKO end with Chandler retreating to the nook.
Poirier was the primary to take to Twitter to congratulate the brand new champion, saying: “Congratulations @CharlesDoBronxs you earned that the arduous manner!
“Head up @MichaelChandlerMMA highest of the highs and lowest of the lows.”
Following Khabib’s retirement, many assumed it might be Poirier who was topped the brand new light-weight champion, but he as a substitute took the choice to face McGregor for a 3rd time this summer time after knocking the Irishman out in January.
And it didn’t take lengthy for the ‘Infamous’ to supply his ideas on social media as properly.
“Congrats to Olivera [sic] on turning into the 11th UFC light-weight champion. Surprise who Twelve is…”
With a brand new champion within the division, the trilogy bout between Poirier and McGregor at UFC 264 on July 10 has much more significance because it may properly decide the following challenger for Oliveira.
‘The Diamond’ could properly have the benefit heading into the third struggle after his beautiful show on Battle Island, however McGregor has vowed to proper the wrongs from the sequel to get again within the win column.