Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira go head-to-head in the main event of UFC 262 this Saturday, with the vacant lightweight title up for grabs following former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s recent retirement.
The Russian ended his MMA career with an undefeated record of 29-0, exiting the sport with a submission win against interim titleholder Justin Gaethje in October.
When is UFC 262? See Date, Broadcast, Location
Event Title : UFC 262 :Chandler vs. Oliveira
Date: Saturday 15 May 2021
Time: Main card starts at 10pm EST
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
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UFC 262 Time Main Card, Prelims, Early Prelims
Main card starts at 10pm EST / 7pm PST. The prelims start at 8pm EST / 5pm PST, and the early prelims are on at 6:30pm EST / 3:30pm PST.
Where is UFC 262 Tickets?
This is also one of the first in-person UFC events, with tickets to the fight still available on VividSeats.com starting at $100. If you want to watch UFC 262 in person, we recommend buying tickets now before the limited seating sells out.
How to Stream UFC 262 Live Online
UFC 262 : Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira in a Lightweight Championship title bout. This is an exclusive(PPV) event, and the only way to watch the fight is to get UFC 262 on ESPN+.
Here are three ways to live stream UFC 262 on ESPN+.
ESPN+ Single Month Membership + PPV: $75
This is an official pay-per-view event, so to watch the Chandler vs. Oliveira fight, you’ll need to sign up for an ESPN+ subscription here, and then pay a $69.99 PPV price.
The total cost will be $75 and you’ll have access to ESPN+ in time for the fight, plus 30 days afterwards, which includes free streaming of UFC Fight Night, live sports and access to all ESPN+ content. If you want to watch future UFC PPV events though, you’ll have to sign-up for ESPN+ again.
Buy: ESPN+ Single Month + PPV at $75
ESPN+ Annual Subscription + PPV: $90
Your best bet is to sign up for an annual ESPN+ subscription and UFC 262 at once. The total price will be $89.98, which saves you 35% over paying for the annual subscription and fight separately.
Your annual ESPN+ membership keeps you in the service for a year, so you don’t have to worry about downloading ESPN+ or signing up for the service again for any future UFC PPV events.
Buy: ESPN+ Annual Plan + PPV at $90
Disney Bundle + PPV: $84
Another option: get the UFC + Disney Bundle deal, which gets you instant access to live stream the fight plus ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu for just $84 here. Once the fight ends, you’ll still have unlimited access to all three streaming services for the rest of the month. You can continue with your Disney Bundle plan for just $13.99 a month moving forward.
Buy: Disney Bundle + PPV at $84
Your pay-per-view pricing on ESPN+ lets you live stream UFC 262 on your phone, laptop, tablet or TV.
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How to Live Stream UFC 262 Online Free
There isn’t a way to stream UFC 262 online free, though ESPN+ subscribers can watch the UFC 262 prelims for free, along with free post-fight coverage. You’ll still have to sign-up for the pay-per-view fight here if you want to watch the main card. See full UFC 262 pricing on plus.epsn.com.
Now, the gold is on the line as Oliveira (30-8) seeks to extend his eight-fight winning run as he takes on Chandler (22-5), a former three-time Bellator lightweight champion who made his UFC debut in January.
The American defeated Dan Hooker via first-round TKO in the pair’s co-main event meeting at UFC 257, moments before 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 at the 155lbs division’s vacant belt.
Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 262:
When is it?
UFC 262 takes place on Saturday 15 May.
Where is it?
The event will be held at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
What time does it start?
The early prelims will get under way at 11.30pm BST on Saturday night.
The prelims will follow 1am BST on Sunday morning, with the main card set to begin at 3am BST.
How can I watch it?
The early prelims will stream live exclusively on UFC’s Fight Pass, with the prelims and main card airing live on BT Sport 1 in the UK and ESPN+ in the US.
Michael Chandler vs Charles Oliveira (lightweight title)
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 Giagos vs Sean Soriano (lightweight)
Prediction and odds
Oliveira (8/11) and Chandler (11/10) are well matched according to the odds. Oliveira had looked impressive in his past two outings and seems to have clicked into gear, and it is hard to see how Chandler will overcome his ground game unless he finds a knockout blow early in the fight. Oliveira to win by submission inside the first two rounds.
UFC 262 Live Stream: How to Watch Chandler vs. Oliveira on ESPN+
The UFC Lightweight title belt is up for grabs this weekend as former Bellator Lightweight World Champion Michael Chandler faces off against Charles Oliveira at UFC 262.
The lightweight title has been vacant since former champ Khabib Nurmagomedov surprised fans by announcing his retirement immediately after defending his title at UFC 254 last October. Nurmagomedov cited health concerns and wanting to spend more time with family as the reasoning behind his early retirement.
Now, it’s Chandler vs. Oliveira in the ring to see who will be crowned as the new UFC champion.