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.


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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