Charles Oliveira entered UFC 162 as a serious underdog to Frankie Edgar and while he may not have won the fight, he accounted for himself well, and proved he had every right to be there. For all three rounds he kept of with Edgar's maddening pace and pushed a steady stream of flashy kicks, punches and submission attempts. Hopefully it's the kind of showing that gets him a few more competitive fights in the featherweight division. Here's Brent Brookhouse on the play-by-play:
Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliviera - Round 1 - Missed the first minute of the fight but Edgar scored the takedown. They end up back to standing and Edgar lands a good two punch combo. Edgar landing well and kind of pushing Oliviera around wherever he wants him. Now landing a good left and a hard uppercut. Edgar just letting the combinations flow and he's landing with a lot of success. 10-9 Edgar.
Round 2 - Edgar lands a right as Oliviera throws the leg kick. Edgar with another takedown. Edgar landing right hands. Oliviera is "in" the fight, but Edgar is winning it. Big right hand by Edgar after catching Oliviera's kick. Body shot and three to the head by Edgar.More combination punching by Edgar. 10-9 Edgar.
Round 3 - Edgar with some very big punches to start the round. Landing really well and now he scores a takedown. Oliviera lands a little combo that ends with a solid right hand. Oliviera with a knee and a few more punches. Edgar with a good right and Oliviera answers and now lands a nice elbow. Huge right by Edgar and he hurt him! Another and he's still hurt. And again! Oliviera is eating them now. Edgar ending up on top now and he's working some ground and pound including a very big right hand. 10-9 Edgar for the clean sweep.
Official scorecards: 30-27, 29-28, 30-27. Frankie Edgar wins by unanimous decision.