UFC 262 adds Nate Diaz vs. Leon Edwards for five-round co-main event in Houston

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UFC 262 has added a massive fight – and a historic one.

Nate Diaz and Leon Edwards are set to square off in the co-main event of the May 15 pay-per-view event in Houston. The welterweight fight will be the first five-round, non-title, non-main event fight in UFC history.

Two people with knowledge of the matchup confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. ESPN was first to report the news.

Diaz (20-12 MMA, 18-11 UFC) has not competed or been booked since a November 2019 “BMF” title fight loss to Jorge Masvidal. Meanwhile, Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) returned from a 20-month layoff March 13. His UFC Fight Night main event against Belal Muhammad ended in a no contest when Edwards inadvertently landed a fight-ending eye poke.

UFC 262 takes place May 15 at Toyota Center in Houston. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view after prelims on ESPN/ESPN+.

The latest UFC 262 card includes:

  • Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira

  • Nate Diaz vs. Leon Edwards

  • Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Ferguson

  • Jamie Pickett vs. Jordan Wright

  • Priscila Cachoeira vs. Gina Mazany

  • Viviane Araujo vs. Katlyn Chookagian

  • Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell

  • Andrea Lee vs. Antonina Shevchenko

  • Edson Barboza vs. Shane Burgos

  • Jack Hermansson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan