UFC 262: Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler — Expert analysis and predictions, plus how to watch and stream


Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler will fight it out for the vacant lightweight championship at UFC 262 on Saturday night at the Toyota Center in Houston.

The main card will be on pay-per-view, which fans can purchase here. The five-fight PPV card begins at 10 p.m. ET, with prelims on ESPN and ESPN+ starting at 8 p.m. ET and early prelims on ESPN+ at 6:30 p.m. ET.

The title is vacant because undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov retired following his second-round technical submission of Justin Gaethje in October.

Oliveira (30-8, 1 NC) has won eight straight fights, most recently a dominant decision over Tony Ferguson in December. The 31-year-old Brazilian is No. 3 in the ESPN lightweight rankings.

The fourth-ranked Chandler (22-5) is a three-time Bellator lightweight champion. He made his UFC debut in January, knocking out Dan Hooker in the first round for his third straight win.

In the co-main event, also a matchup of top-10 lightweights, Ferguson will try to break out of a two-fight losing streak — which followed 12 wins in a row — when he faces Beneil Dariush. Ferguson is ranked fifth and Dariush eighth.

Also on the main card is Katlyn Chookagian, No. 3 in the women’s flyweight rankings, who takes on Viviane Araujo.

How to watch the fights

Watch the PPV and all other fights on ESPN+. Get ESPN+ here.

Watch the prelims on ESPN or ESPN+. Download the ESPN App | WatchESPN | TV schedule

Don’t have ESPN? Get instant access.

Purchased the fight on your phone and want to stream on your TV? Find out how here.

There’s also FightCenter, which offers live updates for every UFC card.

Saturday’s fight card

PPV (via ESPN+), 10 p.m. ET
Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler | Lightweight
Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush | Lightweight
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Viviane Araujo | Women’s flyweight
Shane Burgos vs. Edson Barboza | Men’s featherweight
Matt Schnell vs. Rogerio Bontorin | Men’s bantamweight
ESPN/ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET
Jacare Souza vs. Andre Muniz | Middleweight
Lando Vannata vs. Mike Grundy | Men’s featherweight
Andrea Lee vs. Antonina Shevchenko | Women’s flyweight
Jordan Wright vs. Jamie Pickett | Middleweight
ESPN+, 6:30 p.m. ET
Gina Mazany vs. Priscila Cachoeira | Women’s flyweight
Kevin Aguilar vs. Tucker Lutz | Men’s featherweight
Christos Giagos vs. Sean Soriano | Lightweight

Top stories

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