In a massive shock, Nate Diaz will be returning to the UFC to face Leon Edwards. Diaz announced the news yesterday, saying that he is coming into the Welterweight division to take on the Englishman.
’Check me out may 15th I’ll be headlining #ufc262 in Houston, Texas” Nate Diaz wrote on Twitter. “It’ll also have the new UFC lightweight title fight on the card. I need people to know these guys are they’ve been working very hard and I can’t wait to see who gets my old ???? I’ll see you guys there!’
Nate Diaz vs Leon Edwards
Shortly after the shock announcement, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto confirmed that the fight will be the co-main event of the card and the first ever non-title fight/non-main event 5 round fight in the UFC.
’UFC 262. Five rounds. Why not? Let’s have some fun. Nate Diaz vs Leon Edwards’ Okamoto wrote on Twitter.
The opening odds for the fight have now been announced. Nate Diaz is currently listed as the underdog for UFC 262 at +220. Leon Edwards currently sits at -275.
This big fight now adds to an already stacked line-up for UFC 262 on May 15. Here’s the currently confirmed card for the event in just over a month and a half:
- Vacant UFC Lightweight Championship – Michael Chandler vs Charles Oliveira
- Tony FergusonÂ vsÂ Beneil Dariush (Lightweight Division)
- Shane Burgos vs Edson Barboza (Featherweight Division)
- Jack Hermansson vs Edmen Shahbazyn (Middleweight Division)
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