UFC 262 odds are on the board for an exciting fight card on May 15 that will see a new UFC lightweight champion crowned.
The card is headlined by a fight between Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler for the vacant lightweight championship belt. UFC odds opened with Oliveira as a slim -138 favorite while Chandler comes back at +110.
An additional co-main event was announced on March 31: the UFC's first five-round non-title co-main event between Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz.
Here are the UFC betting odds for the main event and other fights at UFC 262: Oliveira vs Chandler.
UFC 262 odds
|Charles Oliveira||-138||Michael Chandler||+110||Lightweight|
|Leon Edwards||-400||Nate Diaz||+300||Welterweight|
|Jack Hermansson||-175||Edmen Shahbazyan||+150||Middleweight|
|Katlyn Chookagian||OTB||Viviane Araujo||OTB||Women's Flyweight|
|Beneil Dariush||-170||Tony Ferguson||+140||Lightweight|
Odds courtesy of bet365 as of March 31, 2021.
Where will UFC 262 take place?
UFC 262 will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. This will be the first UFC event held outside of Vegas, Florida, or Abu Dhabi since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Who is fighting at UFC 262?
Besides the co-main events of Oliveira vs. Chandler and Edwards vs. Diaz, there are plenty of other intriguing fights on the card.
Middleweight contenders Jack Hermansson and Edmen Shahbazyan face off as they try to bounce back from losses, while Katlyn Chookagian and Viviane Araújo will clash in a battle between two highly-ranked women's flyweights. There will also be a 155-pound teaser for the main event, with Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush.
UFC 262 odds for the main and co-main events
Charles Oliveira vs Michael Chandler
Dana White finally seems to have accepted the retirement of former lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and is putting the 155-pound belt on the line at this event. With Dustin Poirier seeking another big payday with a trilogy fight versus Conor McGregor, Charles "Do Bronx" Oliveira and Michael Chandler have emerged as the pair that will battle for the vacant lightweight title.
Oliveira comes into this fight as a -138 favorite and is riding an eight-fight winning streak. The 31-year-old is fresh off a dominating decision win over Tony Ferguson in December and his previous 10 UFC wins all came by stoppage. With an extensive background in BJJ, Oliveira is one of the best grapplers in the world and holds the UFC record for wins by submission with 14.
Chandler made his highly-anticipated UFC debut in spectacular fashion in January, knocking out the No. 6-ranked lightweight Dan Hooker in the first round. Chandler was a three-time lightweight champ at Bellator and holds Bellator records for the most wins and title bouts. The 34-year-old is a very well-rounded fighter that combines excellent wrestling with knockout power and a high-pressure style.
Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz
Leon Edwards is the No. 3 ranked welterweight contender and enters UFC 262 as a massive -400 favorite. He's coming off a non-decision in March when he accidentally poked Belal Muhammad in the eye, rendering him unable to continue.
Prior to that foul, Edwards looked very sharp and had previously won eight fights in a row. Edwards is a very well-rounded fighter who combines good kickboxing with solid wrestling technique and excellent clinch-work.
Nate Diaz is one of the most entertaining brawlers in the UFC but hasn't been in the octagon since November 2019 when he lost to Jorge Masvidal for the unofficial title of BMF. The 35-year-old is 20-12 in his career with 16 wins by stoppage and has notable victories over McGregor, Gray Maynard, and Anthony Pettis.
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