UFC 262: Oliveira vs Chandler

UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler

Regardless of how severe the Covid-19 situation is, your passion for sports like mixed martial arts is still fierce. You do not let the pandemic ruin your spiritual life.As a mixed martial arts enthusiast, you must not miss out on the upcoming UFC 262, like Oliveira vs. Chandler? This mixed martial arts event is such a treat for any MMA lover. And the following article may help you figure out important information about UFC 262 and its fight card. Let's read till the end to find out more about this notorious and big event!

What is UFC 262?

  • UFC 262 is a mixed martial arts event promoted by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
  • Keep in mind that it will occur on
  • Date: May 15, 2021
  • Place: Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, US

Fight card

Three types of UFC 262's fight card include the main card, preliminary card (ESPN / ESPN+), and early preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass). Each type varies by weight class. Now, let's check out each card for more information.

Main card

Lightweight: Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler

Charles Oliveira (left) and Michael Chandler (right)

Charles Oliveira has an impressive background. Born on October 17, 1989, in Brazil, he has been a professional mixed martial artist since 2008. With a height of 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) and weigh 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st), he holds various UFC records:

  • Most submission victories in UFC history (14)

  • Tied for the most finishes (16).

  • 16 ends of the night bonuses. 

  • Triumphs over Jeremy Stephens, Kevin Lee, Jim Miller, Clay Guida, and especially Tony Ferguson-former interim UFC lightweight champion.

  • On December 14, 2020, he was ranked third in the UFC records.

Let's take a look at Charles Oliveira's rival-Michael Chandler. Born April 24, 1986, Michael has been an American professional competitor since 2009. He is 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) tall and weighs 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st).

Such prominent achievements include: 

  • Between 2010 and 2020, a fighter for Bellator MMA. 

  • A three-time Bellator Lightweight Champion

  • Winner of the Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament, with an 18–5 promotional win-loss record. 

  • Wrestled in college for the University of Missouri, where he was given an NCAA Division I All-American. 

  • On January 25, 2021, ranked fourth in the UFC Lightweight records.

Welterweight: Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz

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Leon Edwards (left) and Nathan Donald Diaz (right)

Leon Edwards, who was born on 25 August 1991, is a British Jamaican. His height is 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) and his weight is 

170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb). Having fought for BAMMA where he gained the Welterweight Champion, Welterweight Champion, he joined UFC in 2011. On October 28, 2020, in the UFC welterweight, he was ranked third. 

Leon Edwards's opponent is Nathan Donald Diaz, who is 6 years older, 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) tall and weighs 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb). This American professional is the younger brother of former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion, WEC Welterweight Champion, and IFC Welterweight Champion, Nick Diaz.

Nathan Donald Diaz's prominent accomplishments include:

  • Competed in World Extreme Cagefighting, Strikeforce, and Pancrase before winning The Ultimate Fighter 5. 

  • Along with Joe Lauzon, had second-most UFC bonus awards (15) 

  • Until the UFC 229's buy rate, tied with Conor McGregor for holding the highest UFC pay-per-view buy rate for their fight at UFC 202.

Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush

Tony Ferguson (left) and Beneil Khobier Dariush (right)

Tony Ferguson or Anthony Armand Ferguson Padilla (born February 12, 1984) is a former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion. This American giant has a height of 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and a weight of 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb). 

Anthony has risen to prominence since 2008 and signed with the UFC after gaining The Ultimate Fighter 13. Apart from wrestling, Anthony also trained in boxing, jiu-jitsu, muay Thai, and Wing Chun. On December 24, 2020, he gained his fifth ranking in UFC men's lightweight.

Anthony will compete with Beneil Khobier Dariush, who was born on May 6, 1989, in Iran. This Assyrian-American fighter is 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) tall and 156 lb (71 kg; 11.1 st) heavy. He holds the ninth rank in the UFC lightweight rankings on February 8.

Women's Flyweight: Katlyn Chookagian vs. Viviane Araújo

Katlyn Chookagian (left) and Viviane Araújo (right)

Katlyn Chookagian was born on December 28, 1988, is an American player with prior competition in the bantamweight division, and currently fights for the flyweight division. The girl is 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) tall and 125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st) heavy.

On October 19, 2020, she was ranked second in the flyweight rankings of UFC women. And on November 23, 2020, she is the tenth best player in pound-for-pound.

In the upcoming event, Katlyn will face Viviane Araújo, who is 2 years younger. With a height of 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) and a weight of 125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb), this Brazilian monster is the former Pancrase strawweight champion. On January 25, 2021, she held the seventh position in the UFC women's flyweight rankings.

Featherweight: Shane Burgos vs. Edson Barboza

Shane Burgos (left) and Edson Barboza (right)

Shane Burgos was born March 19, 1991, in America, possessing the ninth rank in the UFC featherweight rankings on April 26, 2021. Shane is 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) high and 146 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st) heavy.

Shane will rival the Brazilian Edson Barboza, who is 5 years older. He is recorded to have a height of 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and

a weight of 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st). He used to be a Muay Thai kickboxer and fought for the UFC's lightweight. On April 26, 2021, he was ranked twelfth in the UFC featherweight rankings.

Preliminary card

Middleweight: Ronaldo Souza vs. Andre Muniz

Middleweight: Jack Hermansson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan Women's Flyweight: Andrea Lee vs. Antonina Shevchenko

Early preliminary card

Lightweight: Lando Vannata vs. Mike Grundy 

Middleweight: Jordan Wright vs. Jamie Pickett 

Lightweight: Rafael Alves vs. Damir Ismagulov Women's Flyweight: Gina Mazany vs. Priscila Cachoeira 

Featherweight: Kevin Aguilar vs. Tucker Lutz 

Lightweight: Joel Álvarez vs. Christos Giagos

Conclusion

Now that you have gained a better understanding of UFC 262 - what it is exactly, the background of the main card's fighters, all you have to do now is to wait for your favorite match and go to the wrestling ring. If you can’t afford to watch a live match, you can visit our website: mma stream links.. We will broadcast all UFC 262's matches with the fastest and most stable streams so that you can have the best possible moments following your favorite matches.

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