This weekend the UFC sees another return to packed-out arenas as UFC 262 goes down at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX. The main event for this one has the UFC lightweight title on the line, which has been vacant ever since Dana White accepted the retirement of Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Competing for that title are Octagon veteran Charles Oliveira and former Bellator lightweight champ Michael Chandler. In the co-main event is perennial lightweight contender Tony Ferguson, who is taking on Beneil Dariush. Rounding out the main card are bouts between Katlyn Chookagian and Viviane Araujo, Shane Burgos and Edson Barboza, and Matt Schnell and Rogerio Bontorin.
For today’s weigh-in keep a careful eye on the main event fighters. To compete for the championship they have to hit 155 exactly (or lower) — no one pound allowance for them. Oliveira has struggled with making weight in the past, but not since moving up to lightweight.
The video stream is presented below, courtesy of our friends at MMA Fighting. That begins at 10 AM ET.
Main Card (ESPN+ pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Lightweight championship: Charles Oliveira (155) vs. Michael Chandler (155)
Lightweight: Tony Ferguson (156) vs. Beneil Dariush (156)
Bantamweight: Katlyn Chookagian (126) vs. Viviane Araujo (126)
Featherweight: Shane Burgos (146) vs. Edson Barboza (146)
Bantamweight: Matt Schnell (136) vs. Rogerio Bontorin (137)*
Preliminary Card (ESPN, ESPN+, 8:00 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: Ronaldo Souza (186) vs. Andre Muniz (186)
Featherweight: Lando Vannata (146) vs. Mike Grundy (146)
Flyweight: Andrea Lee (126) vs. Antonina Shevchenko (125)
Middleweight: Jordan Wright (185) vs. Jamie Pickett (186)
Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass, ESPN+, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Flyweight: Gina Mazany (126) vs. Priscila Cachoeira (126)
Featherweight: Kevin Aguilar (145) vs. Tucker Lutz (146)
Flyweight: Christos Giagos (156) vs. Sean Soriano (156)
* Rogerio Bontorin missed weight by 1 lb. He has been fined 20 percent of his purse.
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