The UFC lightweight title is up for grabs Saturday night.
The belt, which was vacated after the retirement of Khabib Nurmagomedov, is on the line as No. 3-ranked Charles Oliveira and No. 4-ranked Michael Chandler face each other at UFC 262.
Chandler is just in his second bout under the UFC banner after spending the majority of his in-ring career with Bellator. His last bout, a first-round TKO over Dan Hooker at UFC 257 in January, earned him Performance of the Night honors.
Oliveira, the UFC vet, is looking to strap on gold for the first time in his MMA career, and it couldn’t have come at a better time: Oliveira enters this weekend’s fight red hot, riding an eight-fight win streak, whether by knockout or tap-out.
The lightweight belt will find a new waist this Saturday night. Here’s what you need to know.
UFC 262 price: How much does Oliveira vs. Chandler cost?
The main card for UFC 262 is available in the U.S. on the ESPN+ subscription service for $69.99 or $89.98. That portion of the event begins about 10 p.m. ET.
Earlier fights on the undercard are viewable live on ESPN, ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass.
- Current yearly subscribers can get UFC for $69.99.
- Current monthly subscribers can get UFC 262 and an upgraded bundle at a discounted rate of $84.99. They can also purchase the event itself for $69.99.
- New subscribers can get UFC 262 and a yearly subscription for $89.98, which is a savings of more than 30 percent.
What channel is UFC 262 on?
- Early prelims: UFC Fight Pass
- Prelims: ESPN/ESPN+
- Main card: ESPN+ (pay-per-view)
Fans will be able to watch the main card of UFC 262 only on ESPN+ PPV with an ESPN+ subscription.
The night is split into three events, per usual: The early preliminaries on UFC Fight Pass, the prelims on ESPN/ESPN+ and the main card on ESPN+ PPV.
What time does Oliveira vs. Chandler start?
- Early prelims: 6:30 p.m. ET
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET
The night gets underway at 6:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+, with the show switching over to ESPN at 8 p.m. ET for the prelims.
The main card gets underway at 10 p.m. ET, with the fighters expected to make their ring walks around midnight ET, depending on the length of undercard fights.
UFC 262 fight card
- Gina Mazany vs. Priscila Cachoeira, women’s flyweights
- Kevin Aguilar vs. Tucker Lutz, featherweights
- Christos Giagos vs. Sean Soriano, lightweights
- Lando Vannata vs. Mike Grundy, featherweights
- Andrea Lee vs. Antonina Shevchenko, women’s flyweights
- Jordan Wright vs. Jamie Pickett, middleweight
- Ronaldo Souza vs. André Muniz, middleweights
- Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler for vacant UFC lightweight championship
- Matt Schnell vs. Rogério Bontorin, bantamweights
- Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush, lightweights
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Viviane Araújo, women’s flyweights
- Shane Burgos vs. Edson Barboza, featherweights