Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement from UFC has left a massive void in the UFC’s lightweight division — one that Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler will seek to fill on Saturday.
The division’s Nos. 3- and 4-ranked fighters, respectively, will face off at the Toyota Center in Houston to become just the third non-interim lightweight champion since Conor McGregor took it from Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in 2016.
Both Oliveira (30-8-1, eight KOs) and Chandler (22-5, 10 KOs) are coming off multiple wins, setting up a new era-establishing fight for the lightweight division. Will Oliveira earn the belt 11 years after first fighting under the UFC banner? Or will Chandler, fighting for only the second time under UFC since transferring from Bellator, take it?
We can’t wait to find out. With that, here’s everything you need to know to watch UFC 262, including the expected start time for the main event.
What time does UFC 262 start today?
- Early prelims: 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
- PPV main card: 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT
- Oliveira vs. Chandler:
The main card for UFC 262 is projected to start at 10 p.m. ET. Depending on how long the four prior fights on the card last, Oliveira and Chandler will make their ring walks at roughly 12:15 a.m. ET.
What channel is UFC 262 on?
The early preliminaries and first half of the prelims will stream on ESPN+; the second half of the preliminaries will move to ESPN. After that, the main card can only be watched via PPV on ESPN+.
UFC 262 card
- Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler (lightweight championship)
- Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush (lightweight)
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Viviane Araujo (women’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 (women’s flyweight)
- Jordan Wright vs. Jamie Pickett (middleweight)
- Gina Mazany vs. Priscila Cachoeira (women’s flyweight)
- Kevin Aguilar vs. Tucker Lutz (featherweight)
- Christos Giacos vs. Sean Soriano (flyweight)