Charles Oliveira and former Bellator champion Michael Chandler will battle for the crown Khabib Nurmagomedov recently vacated at UFC 262 in May.
Oliveira (30-8-0, 1NC), 31, is on an eight-fight win streak, including a convincing unanimous decision win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 256 last December. He is simply on fire right now.
Meanwhile, Chandler (22-5-0), 34, took out Dan Hooker in impressive fashion in his debut at UFC 257 in January. He is on a three-fight win streak and with some good fortune has secured a title fight after only one octagon bout.
UFC 262 is scheduled for May 15 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Scheduled bouts include:
CHARLES OLIVEIRA (30-8-0, 1NC) VS. MICHAEL CHANDLER (22-5-0)
PRISCILLA CACHOEIRA (9-3-0) VS. GINA MAZANY (7-4-0)
KATLYN CHOOKAGIAN (15-4-0) VS. VIVIANE ARAUJO (10-2-0)
ALEX PEREZ (24-6-0) VS. MATT SCHNELL (15-5-0)
ANDREA LEE (11-5-0) VS. ANTONINA SHEVCHENKO (9-2-0)
EDSON BARBOZA (21-9-0) VS. SHANE BURGOS (13-2-0)
JORDAN WRIGHT (11-1-0, 1NC) VS. JAMIE PICKETT (11-5-0)
JACK HERMANSSON (21-6-0) VS. EDMEN SHAHBAZYAN (11-1-0)
CHRISTOS GIAGOS (18-8-0) VS. JOEL ALVAREZ (18-2-0)
TONY FERGUSON (25-5-0) VS. BENEIL DARIUSH (20-4-1)
More bouts are expected to be announced.