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.
Nathan Diaz vs. Leon Edwards is set for UFC 262 on May 15 in Houston, per sources.
And, in a twist, the fight will be the first five-round non-title co-main event in UFC history.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 31, 2021
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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