Despite the troubling pandemic that happened in 2020, the organizers of the Ultimate Fighting Championship have found a way to continue on their legacy and make every match exciting for you. You can watch numerous matches in just one month while cheering on for your favorite fighter.
Loyal fans continued to support the contenders and the entertainment no matter what – making it possible to watch the game online, on your televisions, and in the arena but with safety precautions. Each match between the players only proved how UFC only makes each game better and fun to watch for fans.
UFC 262 (May 16, 2021)
After the explosive UFC 261 event, fans are wanting more. The UFC’s answer? UFC 262. A lot of fight experts and fans alike are readying themselves for this explosive event. If you want to stay updated with the news about UFC matches and fighters, go to FanDuel.com to get the latest updates. Cheer on for your favorite MMA fighters; read down below to know more about the main event in UFC 262:
Lightweight division: Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira vs. Michael “Iron” Chandler.
The match between Oliveira and Chandler is the most awaited MMA event against the two talented fighters. It is a match between third and fourth-ranked fighters in the top Lightweight division.
The Do Bronx was born in Brazil; his fighting style is Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and he trains at the Bronx’s Gold team. Charles Oliveira has 29 wins, eight losses, and 0 draws. Oliveira’s last match was on December 12, 2020, where he won via unanimous decision against Tony Ferguson.
Oliveira has won by knockout 8 times. Mostly, his wins come from submission, winning 19 times. He has a striking accuracy of 52%, landing 605 out of his 1156 attempts. For his grappling accuracy, he has an accuracy of 45%.
On the other hand, Michael Chandler has 22 wins, five losses, and no draws. When you compare their statistics, Oliveira has more experience. But winning a match involves more than what statistics will tell you; it requires luck and proper conditioning as well. His current win streak is three, and he won some of that via knockout. Although Oliveira has more advantages in terms of striking and grappling, look for Chandler’s skill to show in this match. Fight fans are guaranteed an exciting match when these two finally meet in the octagon.
Welterweight division: Leon “Rocky” Edwards vs. Nate Diaz
Leon Edwards is ranked 3rd in the Welterweight Division. Rocky has 18 wins, three losses, and 0 draws. Of his 18 wins, 6 came via knockout, 3 via submission, and 9 from decisions. Edwards has a strike accuracy of 48%. Edwards can also defend himself when taking down an opponent by 70%, and he can attack and defend.
Despite the lack of ranking on Nate Diaz’s part, he has more wins, 21 wins, to be exact. Diaz has 12 losses and 0 draws. Nate Diaz is a UFC Legend and you would not want this fighter on your back. The Diaz brothers in the UFC are known trash talkers and deliver on their words. Look for an expletive-filled fight complete with strikes and submission attempts when Diaz and Edwards meet.
Lightweight division: Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush
In an interview, Beneil Dariush mentioned that he did extensive training to win against Tony Ferguson. He wanted to be sure even if Tony Ferguson was coming off two losses. He said it would be hard for him to get the title shot. He’s confident that he can win again with his six winning streaks with his match against Ferguson.
Dariush ranks number 9 in the Lightweight division. He has 20 wins, four losses, and one draw. He won matches by knockout six times, and his eight previous opponents lost by submission. He can strike with an accuracy of 49% and a grappling accuracy of 34%. You can trust that Dariush’s defense when taking down enemies is in top shape, with 80% to be exact.
Ranking fifth in the Lightweight division is Tony Ferguson. He has more wins than Dariush, with 26 wins, four losses, and zero draws. El Cucuy has more experience as he won by knockouts 13 times! The fighter has a higher percentage in most statistics. Will he go back to his winning ways on May 16?
As you’ve finished reading the article, you now know the strengths of each contender. These fighters have made their way to the top and talked about in sports blogs and avid fans’ topics. Be sure to check these matches in the UFC 262 on May 16, 2021. Who do you think will win the main games? Is it someone you’re rooting for? If so, then check the statistics and pray for luck!