Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz Set For UFC 262 Co-Main Event

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LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 19: Mixed martial artist Nate Diaz poses on the scale during his weigh-in for UFC 202 at MGM Grand Conference Center on August 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will meet UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor in a welterweight rematch on August 20, 2016, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

A massive fight is upon us at UFC 262. Welterweight’s Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz will square off in the first-ever five-round non-title fight in UFC history.

ESPN was first to report the news.

Nate Diaz vs. Leon Edwards set for UFC 262

Edwards (18-3, 1NC) returned after a 20-month hiatus against Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 21. That bout ended with an unfortunate eye poke, and was declared a no-contest when Muhammad was unable to continue. Prior to that no-contest, Edwards was riding a eight-fight winning streak.

Diaz (20-12) will make his first Octagon appearance since his 2019 loss to Jorge Masvidal for the BMF championship. In his last 10 outings, Diaz is 5-5.

The UFC 262 fight card with the addition of Nate Diaz vs. Leon Edwards looks as follows,

  • Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira
  • Nate Diaz vs. Leon Edwards
  • Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Ferguson
  • Jamie Pickett vs. Jordan Wright
  • Priscila Cachoeira vs. Gina Mazany
  • Viviane Araujo vs. Katlyn Chookagian
  • Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell
  • Andrea Lee vs. Antonina Shevchenko
  • Edson Barboza vs. Shane Burgos
  • Jack Hermansson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan


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