Michael Chandler determined after UFC 262 loss: ‘The scars and bruises remind them you’re still here’

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY SportsStill sporting bruises from his knockout loss to Charles Oliveira, Michael Chandler vowed to move on in the wake of his title setback at UFC 262. In a message on his official Instagram account, the three-time Bellator champ wrote the “best is yet to come” and shot a video with a personal message to his fans, whom he thanked profusely for their support. “Hitting the ground running after a tough weekend, a tough loss, falling short, a great opportunity that we missed the mark, and that’s just the way life is,” he said. “Sometimes, life’s going to deal you those kinds of things. Sometimes, you’re going to encounter scars, bruises – but the scars and bruises remind them that you’re still here, you’ve still got a smile on your face, and you’re still moving forward with complete disregard to previous failures and future opposition.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Michael Chandler (@mikechandlermma) Chandler’s loss to Oliveira came in his second octagon appearance after a smashing octagon debut at UFC 257 in which he knocked out Dan Hooker in the first round. He had knocked out his previous two opponents in Bellator before becoming a free agent and signing with the UFC. Chandler nearly put Oliveira away in the first round of this past Saturday’s headliner, surviving a choke attempt to land a flurry of strikes that earned him 10-8 scores on two judges’ scorecards. But in the opening exchange of the second round, Oliveira connected with a left hook that dropped Chandler, and as he attempted to escape, Oliveira landed another shot that floored him. After the event, Chandler attended the post-fight press conference and said he would be a UFC champion before his career ended.

Michael Chandler determined after UFC 262 loss: ‘The scars and bruises remind them you’re still here’
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Still sporting bruises from his knockout loss to Charles Oliveira, Michael Chandler vowed to move on in the wake of his title setback at UFC 262.

In a message on his official Instagram account, the three-time Bellator champ wrote the “best is yet to come” and shot a video with a personal message to his fans, whom he thanked profusely for their support.

“Hitting the ground running after a tough weekend, a tough loss, falling short, a great opportunity that we missed the mark, and that’s just the way life is,” he said. “Sometimes, life’s going to deal you those kinds of things. Sometimes, you’re going to encounter scars, bruises – but the scars and bruises remind them that you’re still here, you’ve still got a smile on your face, and you’re still moving forward with complete disregard to previous failures and future opposition.”

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A post shared by Michael Chandler (@mikechandlermma)

Chandler’s loss to Oliveira came in his second octagon appearance after a smashing octagon debut at UFC 257 in which he knocked out Dan Hooker in the first round. He had knocked out his previous two opponents in Bellator before becoming a free agent and signing with the UFC.

Chandler nearly put Oliveira away in the first round of this past Saturday’s headliner, surviving a choke attempt to land a flurry of strikes that earned him 10-8 scores on two judges’ scorecards.

But in the opening exchange of the second round, Oliveira connected with a left hook that dropped Chandler, and as he attempted to escape, Oliveira landed another shot that floored him.

After the event, Chandler attended the post-fight press conference and said he would be a UFC champion before his career ended.

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Cheyanne Buys vs. Gloria de Paula set for July 31 UFC event
Gloria de Paula (pictured) will be looking for her first UFC win when she meets Cheyanne Buys. | Zuffa LLC

Cheyanne Buys and Gloria de Paula have agreed to meet inside the UFC octagon on July 31, multiple people with knowledge of the booking told MMA Fighting.

The UFC has yet to officially announce the location of the card, but it will likely take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The headlining attraction for the Fight Night event hasn’t been announced yet.

Both strawweights earned a deal with the promotion through ’s Contender Series but lost their debuts this past March.

Buys (5-2), who won a decision over Hilarie Rose at DWCS in August 2020, dropped an unanimous decision to Montserrat Ruiz seven months later. Buys was on a four-fight winning streak when she made her UFC debut.

De Paula (5-3) also won a decision at Dana White’s scouting program, defeating Pauline Macias after three rounds, but came up short against former Invicta FC atomweight champion Jinh Yu Frey.

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