UFC 262 saw A UFC Lightweight Championship bout for the vacant title between former three-time Bellator Lightweight World Champion Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira.
As noted, Former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement immediately after defending his title at UFC 254 in last October, citing his father's death from complications related to COVID-19 in July as the main reason behind it.
Despite his announcement, the title was never officially vacated as UFC President Dana White said several times that he believed Nurmagomedov would still fight again. White finally conceded on March 19 as he confirmed Nurmagomedov's retirement.
Charles Oliveira TKOs Michael Chandler in the second round. With this gold victory, Oliveira breaks the record set by Michael Bisping at UFC 199 for most UFC fights needed to win UFC gold. Bisping needed 26. Oliveira breaks it at 28. And he’s only 31.
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