Nate Diaz Returning Against Leon Edwards In UFC 262 Co-Main Event

HOUSTON, TX, USA - SEPTEMBER 12, 2018: The Toyota Center is home to the Houston Rockets and named after the Japanese automobile manufacturer. The stadium was opened in 2003 and can hold about 18,300.

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Nate Diaz is back.

According to ESPN, the fan-favorite will be making his return to the Octagon on May 15 in the co-main event of UFC 262 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

Diaz will be returning against Leon Edwards in a five-round bout.

It is the first five-round, non-title co-main event in the history of the promotion.

It will mark the UFC’s second pay-per-view event allowing live fans back in the arena, so you know the crowd will be on its feet when Diaz makes his highly-anticipated walk.

Diaz confirmed the bout himself.

Edwards has been looking for an opponent since COVID-19 delayed his bout with top prospect Khamzat Chimaev on three different occasions. Now, he will look to build on his eight-fight winning streak with a win over one of the biggest names in the sport as he states his case for a crack at the welterweight title.

UFC 262 will be headlined by a bout between Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira for the vacant lightweight championship.

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