A new lightweight champion will be crowned at UFC 262, and if the marketing is to be believed, fans won’t have to wait five rounds to find out who it will be.
Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler meet in the May 15 pay-per-view main event with a vacant UFC lightweight title on the line. Between the two of them, they have 44 wins by knockout or submission, so it is highly likely that the judges won’t be needed when they step into the octagon to face one another.
Watch the UFC 262 promo above, which highlights their finishing ability.
Oliveira currently holds the record for the most submission wins in UFC history (14) and had finished seven straight opponents before picking up a dominant decision victory over Tony Ferguson in his most recent outing at UFC 256.
Chandler only has one finish in the UFC so far, but it came in his spectacular debut this past January at UFC 257. The three-time Bellator lightweight champion only needed half a round to catch longtime contender Dan Hooker and finish him with strikes. He owns the record for the most finishes in Bellator history at 13, which includes finishes of two UFC lightweight champions, Benson Henderson and Eddie Alvarez.
The UFC 262 promo also features Ferguson and Beneil Dariush, who meet in the co-main event and are no strangers to highlights themselves. Ferguson has won 11 of his 17 UFC fights by knockout or submission, while Dariush has finished four opponents during his current six-fight winning streak.
UFC 262 takes place at Toyota Center in Houston and airs live on ESPN+ pay-per-view.