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UFC 262: Charles Oliveira vs Michael Chandler

This event will crown a new UFC lightweight champion as Khabib Numragomedov has vacated the lightweight belt after retiring from the sport

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Dhruv Chakraborty
Dhruv Chakraborty
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UNITED STATES: UFC 262 is an upcoming MMA event which will take place on Saturday May 15 at the Toyota Center in Houston, United States. This event will crown a new UFC lightweight champion as Khabib Numragomedov has vacated the lightweight belt after retiring from the sport. In Saturday’s match Charles Oliveira will fight Michael Chandler for the lightweight championship match. Currently, Oliveira is on an eight-fight winning streak and he is -140 favourite at BetMGM, while Chandler is +115 underdog. Apparently, Chandler is a former three-time Bellator lightweight champion. In 2020, he worked as a free agent but soon after UFC signed him as he is considered as one of the best lightweight boxers in the world. In his UFC debut, Chandler fought against Dan Hooker and won the fight in just 2 mins and 30 seconds of round 1.

Chandler’s fight against Oliveira is going to be a great fight. Meanwhile, it is been said that the winner of this fight will defend his belt against the winner of the match between Conor Mcgregor and Dustin Porier. Conor and Dustin are going to fight for the third time and their trilogy will take place on July 10 as the main event of UFC 264.

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Co-main event: Tony Ferguson vs Beneil Daruish

In the co-main event Tony Ferguson who is on a two-fight losing streak will fight against Beneil Dariush at lightweight. Ferguson was once the front runner for the UFC lightweight belt as he was riding on a 12 fight winning streak. Earlier, Ferguson was going to fight with Khabib for the UFC lightweight belt but that fight got cancelled many times. The fight is considered as the most cursed fight in the UFC history.

When Tony was all set to fight Khabib, Khabib told UFC that he cannot fight because of transportation issue due to COVID-19. So instead, Tony fought against Gatheje and lost the fight. After that, he also lost another fight against Oliveira and now he is nowhere near the UFC title. So, can he win against Daruish and get back to the winning line or he’s going to lose another fight?

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Also Read: Is Kamaru Usman Going To Fight Michael Chiesa At UFC 263?

Nate Diaz vs Leon Edwards

Another co-main event which was scheduled to happen at UFC 262 was Nate Diaz vs Leon Edwards. Edwards is on a eight-fight win streak and compete for the UFC welterweight belt against the current champion Kamaru Usman if he beats Diaz. Diaz’s last fight was against Jorge Masvidal in which he lost his BMF belt. But the fight got cancelled because Diaz suffered a injury in his training camp. So this fight has been pushed from UFC 262 to UFC 263 on June 12.

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Meanwhile if you want to watch UFC 262 from your home then ESPN+ is the home for UFC pay per view and live events. There you can watch this fight live on your TV or smartphone. Also if you are from India you can watch this event on Sunday May 16 at 7:30 am on the Sony liv app.


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