Stripped Overweight UFC Champion Charles Oliveira Defeats Justin Gaethje
The Brazilian fighter missed the weigh-in before this fight and was stripped of the UFC lightweight championship belt. Despite Oliveira’s victory, the League title remains vacant
Charles Oliveira (Photo: Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Brazilian fighter Charles Oliveira defeated American Justin Gaethje in the main fight of the UFC 274 tournament in Las Vegas and deprived him of the opportunity to win the lightweight title.
The fight ended with the victory of the Brazilian in the first round.
Oliveira won the lightweight championship in May 2021 by defeating American Michael Chandler. He became the first UFC champion at this weight since Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomedov, who retired in October 2020 after defeating Gaethje.
UFC for the first time stripped a fighter of the title of champion for overweight
However, before the fight with the American, Oliveira failed the weigh-in and lost his title, the championship belt being vacated.
Because the 32-year-old Brazilian now has 33 wins and eight losses, one fight was declared invalid.
Gaethje, 33, has 23 wins and four losses.
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