As the saying goes, "when one door closes, another one opens." That's just what UFC has set for Saturday night in Houston for UFC 262. Eight months after arguably the greatest lightweight of all time, Khabib Nurmagomedov, laid down his gloves to announce his retirement, a new champion is set to be crowned. Michael Chandler will take on Charles Oliveira for the vacant title in the main event from the Toyota Center.
The lightweight action doesn't stop with the main event as contenders Tony Ferguson and Beneil Dariush battle for positioning in the 155-pound division in the evening's co-main event. Those fights, along with the July rubber match between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor will serve to shape the top end of the division in the wake of Nurmagomedov's decision to step away from the sport.
The pay-per-view main card action gets underway at 10 p.m. ET, following prelims ESPN at 8 p.m. and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+ at 6:30 p.m.
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Below is all the information you need to catch UFC 262 on Saturday night.
How to watch UFC 262 prelims
Date: May 15 | Location: Toyota Center -- Houston, Texas
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Channel: ESPN | Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
How to watch UFC 262 main card
- Date: May 15 | Location: Toyota Center -- Houston, Texas
- Start time: 10 p.m. ET
- How to watch: ESPN+ PPV (main card) | Price: $69.99
Now, here's a look at the UFC 262 main fight card and betting odds via William Hill Sportsbook.
UFC 262 main card, odds
Charles Oliveira -135
Michael Chandler +115
Beneil Dariush -160
Tony Ferguson +135
Matt Schnell -165
Rogerio Bontorin +140
Katyln Chookagian -135
Viviane Araujo +115
Shane Burgos -150
Edson Barboza +125
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