UFC 262: Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler Date, Fight Time, Odds, TV Channel & Live Stream
The UFC returns with its next flagship event Saturday from the Toyota Center in Houston. A new lightweight champion will be crowned in the main event as Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler face off to determine who will replace Khabib Nurmagomedov atop the mountain at 155 pounds.
Nurmagomedov announced his retirement after submitting Justin Gaethje to UFC 254. But UFC president Dana White did not strip Nurmagomedov of the title. White kept trying to get him back for one more fight. Perseverance failed as White eventually accepted that Nurmagomedov would not return, and the belt became vacant.
Soon after, White named Oliveira and Chandler the top two contenders to fight for the championship.
At the end of 2017, Oliveira looked set to be released as he had lost three of his last four. Over the past three years, however, Oliveira has not lost as he has won eight consecutive fights – including seven by stoppage. His last performance was a dominant unanimous decision against former interim champion Tony Ferguson. Oliveira said he will stay out until he gets a title shot because he has done everything possible to receive this unique opportunity. Now he will have the chance he expected.
Standing across from Oliveira inside the Octagon is the former Bellator lightweight champion. Chandler took the MMA world by storm on his UFC debut at UFC 257 when he blew up Dan Hooker in under three minutes. With the impression Chandler had made, it was hard to deny him a chance to win gold in the UFC.
“The people who say yes, the people who are ready to jump in, the people who are ready to do the job and raise their hands when everyone is covering their heads, these people are usually rewarded for that and the UFC has well done by me so far, ” Chandler told MMA Fighting.
“It was a pleasure to be signed by the UFC. It’s been a pleasure since day one and I imagine it will be even more of a pleasure after I get that UFC title strapped around my waist.
Who does the job and becomes UFC champion for the first time?
Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 262.
UFC 262 START TIME
UFC 260 BATTLE DATE, START TIME
- Dated: Saturday May 15th
- Time: 5:15 p.m. ET
- Main event: 12:15 p.m. ET
UFC 262: Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler takes place on Saturday with the first prelims kicking off the event at 5:15 p.m. ET, before the main pay-per-view card begins at 10 p.m. ET. Oliveira and Chandler are expected to enter the Octagon around 12:15 p.m. ET, depending on the length of the under-map fights.
TV CHANNEL UFC 262, LIVE STREAM
In the US, the UFC 262 PPV price for current ESPN + subscribers is $ 69.99. New subscribers have the option to bundle an ESPN + annual subscription and fight for $ 89.98. The first half of the preview card can be seen on ESPN + at 6 p.m. ET before switching to ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.
In Canada, prelims (5:15 p.m. ET) are on TSN5 and the main card is available on PPV.
In the UK, UFC 262 can be seen live at BT Sport 1 (prelims at 10:15 p.m. GMT and main card at 3 a.m. on Sundays).
In Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain, the main card for UFC 262 (Sunday at 4 a.m.) is available on DAZN, the global sports streaming service.
More details on how to watch in other countries can be found at UFC.com.
WHERE IS UFC 262?
The card will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. This will be the second UFC event in the United States since UFC 248 in March 2020 where full capacity will be inside a facility. UFC 261 was the first event to allow 100% participation. Oliveira and Chandler go head-to-head on the site for the first time.
FIGHT ODDS UFC 262
Bet MGM (from Monday May 10) installed Oliveira as a small favorite at -140 to win the lightweight title. Placing a bet on Oliveira means that you have to bet $ 140 to win $ 100. Meanwhile, Chandler is at +115 which means if you bet $ 100 you would win $ 115.
CHARLES OLIVEIRA RECORD AND ORGANIC
- Born: October 17, 1989
- Height: 5-10
- Reach: 74 inches
- Total fights: 39
- Record: 30-8 with a no competition
MICHAEL CHANDLER RECORD, AND BIO
- Born: April 24, 1986
- Height: 5-8
- Reach: 71 inch
- Total fights: 27
- Record: 22-5
UFC 262 FIGHT CARD
- Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler for vacant lightweight title
- Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush; Lightweight
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Viviane Araújo; Flyweight for women
- Shane Burgos v Edson Barboza; Lightweight
- Ronaldo Souza vs. Andre Muniz; Average weight
- Matt Schnell against Rogério Bontorin; Bantam-weight
- Lando Vannata vs. Mike Grundy; Lightweight
- Andrea Lee v Antonina Shevchenko; Flyweight for women
- Jordan Wright vs. Jamie Pickett; Average weight
- Gina Mazany versus Priscila Cachoeira; Flyweight for women
- Kevin Aguilar vs. Tucker Lutz; Lightweight