How to watch Oliveira vs. Chandler at UFC 262, including the whole bout card and a free live stream.
Everything you need to know about Texas fight night.
As the octagon descends in Houston for UFC 262, the UFC lightweight title is on the line. Everything you need to know about fight night in Texas is right here.
The night’s main event will pit Brazil’s Charles Oliveira against former three-time Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler for the vacant undisputed UFC lightweight title previously held by undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov, who retired last year.
Oliveira is the most successful finisher in the history of the UFC.
His 93.75 percent finish rate is a UFC all-time high, and his ten submission victories are also a UFC record.
The Brazilian has long been a contender at featherweight and lightweight, but has found his greatest form at 155 pounds, where he is on an eight-bout winning streak heading into fight night in Houston.
Chandler, meantime, made his UFC debut in January with a first-round TKO victory against Kiwi contender Dan Hooker at UFC 257.
After a successful career with rival company Bellator MMA, where he held the lightweight belt three times, the American came to the UFC.
Chandler was an instant favorite with UFC fans after his blistering debut performance against Hooker – and his dramatic post-fight interview in which he called out Khabib – and positioned himself as a major contender for the recently-vacated 155-pound gold.
One of the sport’s most mysterious figures will return to the ring in the night’s co-main event.
Tony Ferguson is a former UFC interim lightweight champion whose pursuit for the undisputed title has been hampered by injuries, illness, and bad luck, as his highly anticipated title fight with Khabib has been scheduled five times and cancelled on each occasion.
Ferguson’s 12-fight winning streak came to a stop last year when he was defeated by Justin Gaethje, and his subsequent decision loss to Oliveira marked the start of Ferguson’s first losing streak.
Now, “El Cucuy” is looking to make a statement and return to title contention with a win over fellow contender Beneil Dariush, who has emerged as one of the most dangerous under-the-radar contenders in the UFC lightweight division thanks to his combination of heavy-handed striking and elite-level grappling.
A important match in the UFC’s women’s flyweight division is also on the event, as fellow 125-pound. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”