UFC 262

UFC 262: Latest News, Fight Card, Where to Watch

UFC 262 is almost upon us and fight fans await the coronation of a new, undisputed lightweight champion. Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler headline the 12-fight card, which boasts talent across the board. The pay-per-view event is a follow-up to the UFC’s show-stopping comeback success of UFC 261 that went down in Florida.

UFC 262 takes place in Houston, Texas, and is the UFC’s second full capacity arena since UFC 248 back in March 2020. The Toyota Center will be the home of over 17,000 roaring fans as a new 155-pound champion will be crowned.

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UFC 262- Main Card

Weight ClassFighters
LightweightCharles Oliveira vs Michael Chandler
LightweightTony Ferguson vs Beneil Dariush
BantamweightMatthew Christopher Schnell vs Rogerio Bontorin
Women’s FlyweightKatlyn Chookagian vs Viviane Araujo
FeatherweightShane Burgos vs Edson Barboza

The main card will be kicked off by arguably one of the most electrifying bookings in recent memory. Shane Burgos and Edson Barboza open out the main card and come in as serious contenders for ‘Fight of the Night’.

Furthermore, the co-main event features a career-defining bout for Tony Ferguson who is on a two-fight skid. He takes on surging contender Beneil Dariush who is looking to make a name of ‘El Cucuy’.

As mentioned earlier, fight fans have earmarked Charles Oliveira vs Michael Chandler for the undisputed lightweight strap. Plenty of eyeballs will be on the aforementioned match-up to see who fills Khabib Nurmagomedov’s shoes. Furthermore, the winner is likely in line to face the trilogy victor between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor.

UFC 262- Preliminary Card

Weight ClassFighters
MiddleweightRonaldo Souza vs Andre Muniz
FeatherweightLando Vannata vs Mike Grundy
MiddleweightJordan Wright vs Jamie Pickett
Women’s FlyweightAndrea Lee vs Antonina Shevchenko

Much like Tony Ferguson, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza is at a crossroads in his career as he headlines the preliminary card section for UFC 262. He takes on Andre Muniz and will be looking to bounce back from a KO loss.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 12: (R-L) Kevin Holland elbows Jacare Souza of Brazil in their middleweight bout during the UFC 256 event at UFC APEX on December 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Featherweights Lando Vannata vs Mike Grundy and middleweights Jordan Wright vs Jamie Pickett offer exciting fan-friendly scraps. Additionally, the sister of flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko, Antonina Shevchenko looks to etch another win against seasoned campaigner Andrea Lee.

UFC 262- Early Preliminary Card

Weight ClassFighters
Women’s FlyweightGina Mazany vs Priscila Cachoeira
FeatherweightKevin Aguilar vs Tucker Lutz
LightweightChristos Giagos vs Sean Soriano

Lightweights Christos Giagos and Sean Soriano open up the Early Preliminary Card section for UFC 262 in an exciting clash. Furthermore, fans have their eye on Kevin Aguilar vs Tucker Lutz as they’re known to leave it all out on the octagon canvas.

Where to Watch UFC 262?

In the United States, ESPN and ESPN+ will be the primary platforms to view UFC 262. The pay-per-view price for current ESPN+ subscribers is $69.99 while new subscribers can bundle an annual subscription to the platform along with the fight for $89.99.

In the U.K and Canada respectively, BT Sport 1 and TSN5 will be the home for the prelims while the main card will be available on pay-per-view.

In Austria, Spain, Italy, and Germany, the main card for UFC 262 will be available on DAZN global sports streaming service.

Furthermore, Ten Sports will be the home for UFC 262’s main card for UFC fans from India.

What time does UFC 262 start?

In the United States, the first half of the main card can be seen at 6:00 p.m. ET before moving on to ESPN at 8:00 p.m. ET for regular prelims. Moreover, Oliveira should enter the octagon at around 12:15 p.m. ET based on the length of the preliminary card fights.

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In the U.K and Canada, the prelims begin at 10;15 p.m. GMT and 5:15 p.m. ET respectively. While for the Euro nations of Germany, Austria, Spain, and Italy, the action kicks off at (4:00 a.m. CET Sunday)

The main card will begin at 7:30 a.m. IST on Sunday 16 May in India while the preliminary card kicks off at 5:30 a.m. IST.

 

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United StatesEarly Prelims: 6:30 p.m. ET, 3:30 p.m. PT

Preliminary Card: 8:00 p.m. ET, 5:00 p.m. PT

Main Card: 10:30 p.m. ET, 6:30 P.M PT

 

Saturday, 15 May

United KingdomEarly Prelims: 11:30 p.m. BST (Sat, 15 May)

Preliminary Card: 1:00 a.m. BST (Sun 16, May

Main Card: 3:00 a.m. BST (Sun, 16, May)

 

CanadaEarly Prelims: 7:00 p.m. EDT

Preliminary Card: 8:00 p.m. EDT

Main Card: 10:00 p.m. EDT

 

Saturday, 15 May

IndiaEarly Prelims: 4:00 a.m. IST

Preliminary Card: 5:30 a.m. IST

Main Card: 7:30 a.m. IST

 

Sunday, 16 May