For the first time in three years, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will crown a new Lightweight champion thanks to the retirement of Khabib Nurmagomedov when No. 3-ranked contender Charles Oliveira locks horns with No. 4-seeded Michael Chandler for the vacant 155-pound belt. In UFC 262's pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which will take place inside Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on May 15, 2021, former UFC interim Lightweight champion (and No. 5-ranked contender), Tony Ferguson, takes on the red-hot Beneil Dariush (No. 9) in another pivotal 155-pound showdown. Remember that the highly-anticipated Welterweight scrap between Nate Diaz and No. 3-ranked contender, Leon Edwards, was moved to UFC 263 next month. Nevertheless, we'll stockpile all the real-time UFC 262 updates, odds, start time, tickets, weigh ins, predictions, previews, video highlights, press conferences, winners, losers and much more from "The Lonestar State" right here before, during and well after the ESPN+-streamed PPV live show concludes.
Michael Chandler discusses the likelihood of landing another UFC title shot after his TKO loss to Charles Oliveira earlier this month at UFC 262.
Newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira, who won the title by stopping Michael Chandler at UFC 262, is the betting underdog against top-ranked lightweight contenders Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor.
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza suffered a broken arm in Saturday’s UFC 262 fight against Andre Muniz that will require surgery to fix.
Here’s what you may have missed!
Official UFC 262 post-fight bonus winners last night (Sat., May 15, 2021) live on ESPN+ PPV from Houston, Tex., including the featherweight war between Edson Barboza and Shane Burgos.
Watch UFC 262 full fight video highlights: Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler last night (Sat., May 15, 2021) live on ESPN+ PPV from Houston, Tex., featuring the second-round TKO finish by "Do Bronx."
Watch UFC 262 comprehensive video highlights from last night (Sat., May 15, 2021) live on ESPN+ PPV from Houston, Tex., featuring all the best action and finishes.