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UFC 262 bonus: Charles Oliveira rewarded for Michael Chandler’s knockout
Charles Oliveira not only won the lightweight championship on Saturday in the main event of UFC 262, but he also racked up an additional $ 75,000 for the second round knockout victory over Michael Chandler. UFC President Dana White announced the bonus winners during the UFC 262 post-fight press conference at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX. Oliveira, Edson Barboza, Shane Burgos and Christos Giagos received bonuses for their efforts inside the octagon. Oliveira and Chandler met in the main event with the vacant 155-pound title at stake. Oliveira had Chandler in a compromising position on the field early in the first round, but Chandler broke free and nearly finished Oliveira after the ‘having knocked out with a punch. In the opening moments of second frame, Oliveira dropped Chandler with his left hand. Chandler stood up and tried to escape danger, but Oliveira logged in several times before the referee stepped in to stop the action. Andre Muniz talks about breaking Jacare Souza’s arm | UFC Video 262 The fight of the night honors went to featherweights Barboza and Burgos. After two animated first laps, Barboza landed a right hand at the temple of Burgos at the start of the third frame. Burgos had a delayed reaction to the punch and backed up and fell to the canvas. Barboza called and landed two more punches before the referee intervened. Lightweight Christos Giagos started the night of fighting on the preliminary fight card. He set the tone for the night when he locked a brabo starter at the start of the second round to finish off Sean Soriano.