UFC 262 Preview, Weigh-in, Countdown Show, Press Conference & Betting Odds
- Main Card starts at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV
- Prelims on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET
- Early Prelims on ESPN+ at 6:30 p.m. ET
- UFC Live on ABC kicks off Saturday coverage at 12 p.m. ET
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UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler will stream exclusively on ESPN+ PPV this Saturday, May 15, at 10 p.m. ET from Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
The UFC 262 main card features a lightweight title bout between Charles Oliveira (30-8-0) and Michael Chandler (22-5-0). Oliveira comes into the matchup for the vacant lightweight championship after winning eight straight fights, including back-to-back wins over Kevin Lee and Tony Ferguson. The UFC’s all-time leader in submission wins will face off against three-time Bellator lightweight champion, Chandler, who only won his UFC promotional debut at UFC 257.
In the co-main fight, former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson (26-5-0) will face off against streaking Beneil Dariush (20-4-1). Ferguson enters the fight on the first losing streak of his career, dropping two fights in 2020 after a 12-fight win streak. In the other corner, Dariush is on a six-fight win streak, with four coming by either knockout or submission.
UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler will begin with early prelims at 6:30 p.m. exclusively on ESPN+ (English and Spanish), prelims at 8 p.m. on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+, and the PPV main card at 10 p.m., exclusively on ESPN+ (English, Spanish). Live coverage begins with UFC Live presented by DraftKings: Oliveira vs. Chandler on ABC at 12 p.m. The Pre-Show provides fans with exclusive insights and views on the biggest stories heading into UFC 262.
Calling the live action for UFC 236 will be lead play-by-play announcer Jon Anik, alongside color commentary specialist Joe Rogan and UFC fomer heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Megan Olivi will handle reporting duties.
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UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler Original Content:
- UFC 262 Countdown: Oliviera vs. Chandler behind-the-scenes look at the training camps for the main and co-main fighters. Airing across ESPN networks throughout fight week.
- UFC 262: Embedded: all-access series follows athletes throughout fight week, leading up to UFC 262. New episodes available on ESPN+ throughout fight week.
- Unlocking Victory: UFC 262 available now on ESPN+
- Ariel & the Bad Guy: Recent episodes available on ESPN+
Main Card (ESPN+ pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Charles Oliveira (155) vs. Michael Chandler (155)
Tony Ferguson (156) vs. Beneil Dariush (156)
Katlyn Chookagian (126) vs. Viviane Araujo (126)
Shane Burgos (146) vs. Edson Barboza (146)
Matt Schnell (136) vs. Rogerio Bontorin (137* missed weight, fined 20 percent)
Preliminary Card (ESPN, ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
Ronaldo Souza (186) vs. Andre Muniz (186)
Lando Vannata (146) vs. Mike Grundy (146)
Andrea Lee (126) vs. Antonina Shevchenko (125)
Jordan Wright (185) vs. Jamie Pickett (186)
Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass, ESPN+, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Gina Mazany (126) vs. Priscila Cachoeira (126)
Kevin Aguilar (145) vs. Tucker Lutz (146)
Christos Giagos (156) vs. Sean Soriano (156)
UFC 262 Odds