UFC 262 took place Saturday, May 15, 2021 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The card was headlined by a lightweight title bout between Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler.
Closing odds are courtesy of one of the most popular Las Vegas based sportsbooks Circa Sports. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
In the main event of the evening, Charles Oliveira took Michael Chandler’s best shot in the first round, then turned the tables in the second round by blasting Chandler on the feet and finishing him to claim the vacant UFC lightweight championship. Oliveira was -135 while Chandler was +115
Beniel Dariush dominated Tony Ferguson from pillar to post, handily defeating the former interim lightweight champion. Dariush was -150 while Ferguson was +130
Katlyn Chookagian was more active both on the feet and on the ground against a game Viviane Araujo, doing enough to win a unanimous decision. Chookagian was -135 while Araujo was +115
Tucker Lutz made an impressive UFC debut, taking the fight to Kevin Aguilar and decisively winning two rounds to earn a unanimous decision. Lutz was -135 was while Aguilar was +115
In the opening bout of the evening, Christos Giagos controlled the action against Sean Soriano, eventually choking Soriano unconscious in the second round with a brabo choke. Giagos was -215 while Soriano was +185
Underdogs that Won
Matt Schnell held his own early against Rogerio Bontorin, but Bontorin poured it on as the fight wore on, outstriking Schnell to win a unanimous decision. Bontorin was +149 while Schnell was -169
Edson Barboza got into an exciting striking match against Shane Burgos, but it was Barboza who mixed up his strikes better, eventually wearing Burgos out and finishing him late in the third round. Barboza was +130 while Burgos was -150
Andre Muniz took the fight to the ground against BJJ world champion Jacare Souza, then stunned the crowd by latching onto an armbar and violently breaking Souza’s arm to earn a technical submission. Muniz was +105 while Souza was -125
Lando Vannata landed more often on the feet and was able to keep Mike Grundy from employing a sustained wrestling attack en route to winning a competitive split decision victory. Vannata was +102 while Grundy was -122
Jordan Wright stuffed a takedown attempt from Jamie Pickett, then laid into Pickett with elbows along the fence, eventually finishing him with knees and swarming punches early in the first round. Wright was -105 while Pickett was -115
Andrea Lee utilized her superior ground game to stifle Antonina Shevchenko’s striking, eventually forcing Shevchenko to tap out with a triangle armbar combination late in the second round. Lee was +105 while Shevchenko was -125
Gina Mazany was able to secure top position early, but she gassed badly and Priscila Cachoeira lit her up at the end of the second round to earn a standing TKO victory. Cachoeira was +195 while Mazany was -225