After just finishing up the March UFC lineup with a stunning PPV card that saw Francis Ngannou capture gold, we are looking ahead to the future.
The UFC has confirmed that Pay-Per-View cards from now on will have live crowds, and UFC 262 is currently set to go down in Houston, Texas.
News just broke that Nate Diaz will be making his return to the Octagon opposite Leon Edwards, and the pair will battle it out on the co-main event slot at 262.
Diaz has not competed in a year and a half since his defeat at UFC 244 to Jorge Masvidal, failing to capture the BMF title. Meanwhile, Edwards returned to competition recently in a disappointing effort, with his bout opposite Belal Muhammad turned to a No Contest due to an eye poke.
Perhaps the most intriguing news from this report is that this bout will be the first five round non-title co-main event in UFC history. Even with no gold on the line, we can expect this two big name draws to battle it out for 25 minutes or less.
This card is stacked from top to bottom, with a main card including:
Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler (LW Title)
Nate Diaz vs. Leon Edwards (WW)
Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush (LW)
Edson Barboza vs. Shane Burgos (FTW)
Jack Hermansson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan (MW)
This PPV event for the ages is set to take place on May 14th with tickets going on sale soon!
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