UFC 262 has shaped up to be yet another exciting card for the UFC. The main event pits UFC veteran "Do Bronx" Charles Oliveira against UFC newcomer "Iron" Michael Chandler for the UFC Lightweight Championship that was vacated by Khabib Nurmagomedov when he retired.

Michael Chandler exploded onto the UFC scene back in January when he stepped foot in a UFC Octagon for the first time and scored a first-round KO against Dan Hooker. While new to the UFC, Chandler is not new to the fight game. Chandler holds a professional record of 22-5, 10 wins via KO and 7 via submission and is a 3-time Bellator Lightweight Champion. Saturday night Chandler will step into the Octagon to take on Charles Oliveira, who seems to have finally risen to the top of his game at just the right time. Oliveira has been fighting in the UFC since 2010 but has never earned a title fight in that time. Oliveira comes into this fight holding a professional record of 30-8, 8 vis KO and 19 via Submission. Oliveira has been enjoying a. 8-fight winning streak and looks to extend it to 9 and finally add a championship to his resume. This fight will be a very competitive one and will finally give a direction for the Lightweight division that's been in limbo since Khabib announced his retirement. Oliveira is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is very dangerous once he gets a hold of his opponent. Oliveira is also a good striker. His best weapon has shown to be his kicks. He has a wide variety of kicks in his arsenal that he uses to keep his opponents at a distance and can seemingly hit you from anywhere. He's good but doesn't possess the pure striking like others in the UFC. he tends to pressure his opponents and throw straights with power. Michael Chandler will be coming in with a strong wrestling background and powerful punches. Chandler has the ability to grind out a fight on the ground and wear out opponents. He can also stand and trade blows with the best of them, and his strikes are backed by a ton of power. Chandler knows how to close the distance, pick and land his shots and deal damage. Now without further ado, let's take a look at the card:

*Main Card begins at 10pm ET on ESPN+

**We will only be giving the bets we will be placing

Main Event- Lghtweight Championship

Charles Oliveira (-134) vs Michael Chandler (+110)

We are all in on Chandler in this one. He has the tools to counter whatever Oliveria throws at him. Whether on the ground or standing, Chandler can put himself in the best spot to win. Chandlers held championships before, and he knows what he needs to do to capture his first UFC Title. We like Chandler via KO at +185.


Co Main Event- Lightweight

Beneil Dariush (-159) vs Tony Ferguson (+130)

Dariush appears to be the clear favorite, 6-fight win streak, younger, Ferguson has lost his last 2. However, unless Ferguson is completely shot and Father Time has got him, I have watched Tony Ferguson be too good for too long to count him out. He has made a living off of beating guys like Dariush. Dariush doesn’t have many fights against the “Elites” of the division, even counting Ferguson’s recent troubles; Ferguson has always excelled against guys at Dariush’s level.


Katlyn Chookagian (-139) vs. Viviane Araujo (+115)

Many are behind Chookagian in this one, but we feel it should be the other way around. We see Araujo as the likely winner in this one, and at +115, we like the odds. Araujo is a fantastic grappler, and Chookagian has struggled when facing superior grapplers. Araujo can work down Chookagian and grind out the fight.


Shane Burgos (-134) vs. Edson Barboza (+108)

Matt Schnell (-159) vs. Rogerio Bontorin (+130)

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