UFC 262 date: UK start time, full fight card and live stream as Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler face off tonight

UFC 262 is coming up tonight with Charles Oliveira vs Michael Chandler headlining an exciting card.

Oliveira and Chandler will face off for the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship in Houston, Texas.

Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler face off at UFC 262 this weekend

Oliveira has won his last eight bouts and saw off Tony Ferguson at UFC 256 in December.

Former Bellator star Chandler, meanwhile, beat Dan Hooker in a thrilling UFC debut in January to set up his title shot.

Ferguson will also be on the card and will be looking to bounce back from his two recent defeats when he faces Beneil Dariush.

A welterweight bout between Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz was expected to take place at this event but that had to be put back following an injury to Diaz.


UFC 262: Date and start time

The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 15 and is being held at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

The prelims will get going from midnight UK time, with the main card starting from 3am UK time on Sunday, May 16.

The main event of Oliveira vs Chandler should get under way from around 5am.

Charles Oliveira is one of the most dangerous lightweights in the world right now
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UFC 262: TV and live stream

The action will be shown on BT Sport 1 in the UK from 1am on Sunday morning.

It will be live streamed on BT Sport’s website and app for subscribers.

EE mobile customers will be able to get a FREE three-month trial of BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150. You can then cancel the trial at any time.

The early prelims will be shown on UFC’s Fight Pass and in the US, all prelim bouts will be simulcast on ABC and ESPN+.

UFC 262: Fight card

Subject to change

Main card

  • Main Event: Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler – for vacant UFC 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

Preliminary card

  • Ronaldo Souza vs. Andre Muniz, Middleweight
  • Lando Vannata vs. Mike Grundy, Lightweight
  • 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
  • Sean Soriano vs. Christos Giagos, Lightweight

Michael Chandler is the man to bring Khabib Nurmagomedov back to UFC where Conor McGregor, Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier failed

Michael Chandler made the MMA community sit up and take notice in his UFC debut
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UFC 262: What has been said?

Michael Chandler: “I think you’ve got to put him up there as probably the most dangerous opponent. 

“Not just that though, I don’t look at the skills Charles brings to the table, I don’t look at the record, I don’t look at the submissions. I look at the fact that he’s had some loss streaks, I look at the fact that he’s been in the UFC almost as long as I’ve been fighting. 

“Charles is the most dangerous guy I will have faced in terms of grappling competition, however I have faced some very dangerous black belts. 

“My style is more pressure, position, damage. My wrestling is more of an anti jiu-jitsu than actual wrestling offence style. 

“You’re going to feel my presence, my pressure and my power. I think I’m going to thwart every attack, make him second guess himself in every single exchange and I’ll be getting my hand raised on Saturday night.”