Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira go head-to-head in the primary occasion of UFC 262 this Saturday, with the vacant light-weight title up for grabs following former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s current retirement.
The Russian ended his MMA profession with an undefeated report of 29-0, exiting the game with a submission win towards interim titleholder Justin Gaethje in October.
Now, the gold is on the road as Oliveira (30-8) seeks to increase his eight-fight successful run as he takes on Chandler (22-5), a former three-time Bellator light-weight champion who made his UFC debut in January.
The American defeated Dan Hooker by way of first-round TKO within the pair’s co-main occasion assembly at UFC 257, moments earlier than Dustin Poirier knocked out Conor McGregor.
With Poirier and McGregor scheduled for a trilogy contest in July, Chandler and Oliveira have been granted a crack on the 155lbs division’s vacant belt.
Right here’s all the things you must learn about UFC 262:
When is it?
UFC 262 takes place on Saturday 15 Could.
The place is it?
The occasion might be held on the Toyota Middle in Houston, Texas.
What time does it begin?
The early prelims will get underneath method at 11.30pm BST on Saturday night time.
The prelims will comply with 1am BST on Sunday morning, with the primary card set to start at 3am BST.
How can I watch it?
The early prelims will stream stay completely on UFC’s Struggle Move, with the prelims and predominant card airing stay on BT Sport 1 within the UK and ESPN+ within the US.
Michael Chandler vs Charles Oliveira (light-weight title)
Tony Ferguson vs Beneil Dariush (light-weight)
Katlyn Chookagian vs Viviane Araujo (ladies’s flyweight)
Shane Burgos vs Edson Barboza (featherweight)
Matt Schnell vs Rogerio Bontorin (bantamweight)
Jacare Souza vs Andre Muniz (middleweight)
Lando Vannata vs Mike Grundy (featherweight)
Andrea Lee vs Antonina Shevchenko (ladies’s flyweight)
Jordan Wright vs Jamie Pickett (middleweight)
Gina Mazany vs Priscila Cachoeira (ladies’s flyweight)
Kevin Aguilar vs Tucker Lutz (featherweight)
Christos Giagos vs Sean Soriano (light-weight)