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Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler will fight for the vacant UFC lightweight championship in the main event of UFC 262 tonight at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+. UFC expects a capacity crowd of 19,000 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Oliveira enters the match with an eight-fight win streak, including seven successful finishes by submission and knockout. Oliveira holds UFC’s all-time record for most submission wins with 14. Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler made his UFC debut in January with a first-round knockout win over Dan Hooker.
The winner of Oliveira vs. Chandler will likely face the victor of the UFC 264 main event between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor. UFC’s lightweight championship has been vacant since March; former champ Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement following an October 2020 title defense.
The UFC 262 main card costs $70 and requires an ESPN+ subscription for $6 a month or $60 per year. ESPN is also offering a discounted price of $89.98 for a bundle with UFC 262 and one year of ESPN+; a 30% discount.
Here’s the fight card for UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler
Early Prelims — 6:30 p.m. ET, 3:30 p.m. PT on UFC Fight Pass
- Christos Giagos versus Sean Soriano [Lightweight]
- Kevin Aguilar versus Tucker Lutz [Featherweight]
- Gina Mazany versus Priscila Cachoeira [Women’s flyweight]
Prelims — 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT on ESPN+ and ESPN
- Jordan Wright versus Jamie Pickett [Middleweight]
- Andrea Lee versus Antonina Shevchenko [Women’s Flyweight]
- Lando Vannata versus Mike Grundy [Featherweight]
- Ronaldo Souza versus Andre Muniz [Middleweight]
Main Card — 10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. PT on ESPN+ for $70
- Matt Schnell versus Rogerio Bontorin [Bantamweight]
- Shane Burgos versus Edson Barboza [Featherweight]
- Katlyn Chookagian versus Viviane Araujo [Women’s flyweight]
- Tony Ferguson versus Beneil Dariush [Lightweight]
- Charles Oliveira versus Michael Chandler [Lightweight title]
How to watch UFC 262
The main event of UFC 262 will be streamed live on ESPN+ tonight at 10 p.m. ET. The event is separated into three portions: the early prelims, the prelims, and the main card.
The early prelims start at 6:30 p.m. ET and are only available to UFC Fight Pass subscribers. The prelims will begin at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and the ESPN cable channel. The main card is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET and is an ESPN+ exclusive pay-per-view event.
This means that you have to subscribe to the ESPN+ streaming service before you’re able to purchase the main card PPV. An ESPN+ membership costs $6 a month or $60 a year. The UFC 262 PPV event requires a one-time fee of $70 on top of your ESPN+ subscription.
Ways to save on the UFC 262 pay-per-view price
If you plan on signing up for ESPN+ to watch UFC 262, you can take advantage of a special discounted package.
New subscribers can purchase a year-long ESPN+ membership with access to UFC 262 included for a total of $89.98. That’s over 30% off the regular combined price of an annual plan and a PPV match. Following your first year of service, ESPN+ will then renew for the regular annual price of $60.
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