Khabib Nurmagomedov’s latest retirement left the UFC light-weight title vacant. That emptiness shall be stuffed Saturday evening at UFC 262 when Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler meet in Houston’s Toyota Center to find out the brand new king of the 155-pound division.
Oliveira is among the longest-tenured UFC fighters, the Brazilian having spent over a decade with the promotion. Chandler signed with the UFC simply eight months in the past. It took 27 fights for Oliveira to get his first alternative at UFC gold whereas Chandler, the previous Bellator champion, wanted just one battle to show himself worthy for a seat on the desk.
Oliveira enters the battle using an eight-fight successful streak. He not too long ago dispatched former interim UFC light-weight champion Tony Ferguson in dominant trend at UFC 256. He completed seven of these final eight opponents inside the gap. Chandler made his promotional debut at UFC 257 and knocked out Dan Hooker within the first spherical.
With Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor and Justin Gaethje all having had their alternative on the championship, the UFC determined that two contemporary faces would enter the title image, with one leaving with gold round his waist Saturday.
Sporting News will present live updates of the light-weight championship battle and the primary card.
- UFC 262 live updates, highlights from Oliveira vs. Chandler
- Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush
- Rogerio Bontarin will get determination victory on brief discover over Matt Schnell
- Katlyn Chookagian upends Viviane Araujo with unanimous determination
- Edson Barboza finishes Shane Burgos within the third spherical
- Oliveira vs. Chandler begin time
- How to look at UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler
- UFC 262 battle card
UFC 262 live updates, highlights from Oliveira vs. Chandler
Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush
Round 2 (12:09 a.m.): Dariush shoots for a takedown and Ferguson makes an attempt a D’arce choke. He’s acquired Dariush in a troublesome spot however he’s not panicking. Dariush escapes the choke and is correct again into Ferguson’s guard. Dariush unloads punches once more however not touchdown so much. Ferguson must get to his toes. Ferguson will get to his toes, a scramble ensues and Dariush wanting for a heel hook! It’s deep. Somehow Ferguson escapes the heel hook and Dariush strikes proper again into guard. Ferguson is hard however getting dominated. This is a suffocating efficiency from Dariush. 10-9 Dariush (20-18 Dariush)
Round 1 (12:02 a.m.): Ferguson walks proper right into a left hand to start out the battle. Dariush making use of strain and touchdown some onerous strikes. Secures a takedown. Ferguson throws up a triangle choke. Dariush defending effectively whereas Ferguson tries to manage Dariush off his again. Dariush put into full guard and unloads. Ferguson seems to be to brush however he’s almost caught in a head and arm choke. Dariush successful the spherical however Ferguson has minimized injury and compelled Dariush to work. 10-9 Dariush
11:42 p.m.: The co-main occasion is up subsequent as Tony Ferguson seems to be to finish a two-fight skid in opposition to Beneil Dariush. There was some unhealthy blood through the press convention this week as Ferguson badgered Dariush and both lit a hearth below his opponent or acquired into his head. We’ll see if the trash speak was efficient shortly.
Rogerio Bontarin will get determination victory on brief discover over Matt Schnell
11:40 p.m.: Well, this wasn’t essentially an excellent battle to look at. Bontarin got here in obese by two kilos as a brief discover opponent after Alex Perez was compelled out. But Bontarin utilized strain all through and got here up big within the third spherical with a takedown and floor management to earn the victory. It wasn’t spectacular but it surely was efficient.
Katlyn Chookagian upends Viviane Araujo with unanimous determination
11:09 p.m.: An attention-grabbing three rounds as every spherical was fully completely different. Araujo began off robust within the first and had a bonus together with her hanging and began the second robust with a takedown and a few submission makes an attempt. But Chookagian discovered her method again to her toes and took benefit of an exhausted Araujo with sharp hanging. The third was all Chookagian as she peppered her with punches and kicks all through. Somehow, one decide gave Chookagian all three rounds. The proper lady received but it surely we have had a number of questionable scores tonight.
10:44 p.m.: Up subsequent is a girls’s flyweight bout between Viviane Araujo and Katlyn Chookagian. Araujo is trying to climb the ladder whereas Chookagian is aiming to push again in opposition to anybody aiming to make a transfer into title competition.
Edson Barboza finishes Shane Burgos within the third spherical
10:33 p.m.: It seems that we did not want the judges in any case. Edson Barboza snuck in a proper hand that Burgos appeared to take effectively. But, impulsively, Burgos’ physique short-circuited after about 5 seconds for the extraordinary end for an distinctive battle. Barboza completely wanted the victory tonight and will nonetheless be a serious participant within the featherweight division.
10:30 p.m.: After two rounds, Barboza and Burgos is giving us every little thing we requested for and extra. Barboza has been extraordinarily sharp with leg kicks and combos however Burgos is sort of a tank that continues to press ahead and hearth off heavy pictures. Burgos is probably going down heading into the ultimate spherical however something can occur with the best way they’ve been throwing strikes.
10:10 p.m.: We’re live with a featherweight throwdown between human kicking spotlight reel Edson Barboza dealing with Shane Burgos in a battle that few anticipate something lower than fireworks.
9:41 p.m.: We’re into the ultimate prelim earlier than the UFC 262 pay per view as Jacare Souza is dealing with Andre Muniz. Muniz recommended that he is a greater grappler than the world-class Jacare. It appeared to upset Souza however, surprisingly, Muniz managed to snare an arm and broke Jacare’s arm with a first-round submission. Unbelievable. In a profession that has spanned almost 18 years, Souza had by no means been submitted. However, Muniz pounced on Jacare’s again halfway by way of the primary spherical and rolled into an armbar that grotesquely broke the arm and compelled the submission.
Five out of seven prelim fights ended inside the gap. Is this an indication of issues to return?
Oliveira vs. Chandler begin time
- Date: Saturday, May 15
- Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
- Main card (PPV): 10 p.m. ET
- Main occasion: 12:15 a.m. ET
UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler takes place Saturday, with the early prelims at 6:30 p.m. ET and the pay-per-view fundamental card starting at 10 p.m. ET. Oliveira and Chandler ought to enter the Octagon round 12:15 a.m. ET, relying on the size of the undercard bouts.
How to look at UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler
- TV channels/live stream: ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+
The fundamental card for UFC 262 is offered within the U.S. on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view price. That portion of the occasion begins at 10 p.m. ET.
Earlier fights are viewable live on ESPN, the WatchESPN app and, for the early prelims, UFC Fight Pass.
In Canada, the primary card pay-per-view is offered on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
UFC 262 battle card
- Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler for the vacant UFC light-weight title
- Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush; lightweights
- Rogério Bontorin def. Matt Schnell by way of unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27 & 29-28)
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Viviane Araújo by way of unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28 & 30-27)
- Edson Barboza def. Shane Burgos by way of third spherical TKO (1:16)
- Andre Muniz def. Ronaldo Souza by way of 1st spherical submission (3:59)
- Lando Vannata def. Mike Grundy by way of break up determination (29-28, 30-27 & 27-30)
- Andrea Lee def. Antonina Shevchenko by way of 2nd spherical submission (4:52)
- Jordan Wright def. Jamie Pickett by way of 1st spherical TKO (1:04)
- Priscila Cachoeira def. Gina Mazany by way of 2nd spherical TKO (4:51)
- Tucker Lutz def. Kevin Aguilar by way of unanimous determination (30-27, 29-28 & 29-28)
- Christos Giagos def. Sean Soriano by way of 2nd spherical submission (:59)