UFC 262 will be absent from one of the big fights originally scheduled for the event with the middleweight fight between Jack Hermansson and Edmen Shahbazyan postponed.
Marcell Dorff of MMA DNA was the first to report the news that middleweight Jack Hermansson and Edmen Shahbazyan will have their fight delayed a week until May 22. This is the second fight that was originally intended to be on the main card that has been rejected. Last week, the co-main event between Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz moved to UFC 263 next month, and now this makes the second postponement of the card.
No specific reason has been provided as to why the fight has been delayed. Fortunately, fight fans won’t have to wait much longer to watch the fight, just an extra week to be precise.
With this postponement, here is the updated lineup for UFC 262:
UFC lightweight championship fight (vacant): Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler
Tony Ferguson vs. Beneil Dariush
Edson Barboza vs. Shane Burgos
Viviane Araujo vs. Katlyn Chookagian
Rogerio Bontorin vs. Matt Schnell
Andrea Lee vs. Antonina Shevchenko
Priscila Cachoeira vs. Gina Mazany
Jamie Pickett vs. Jordan Wright
Mike Grundy vs. Lando Vannata
Kevin Aguilar vs. Tucker Lutz
Sean Soriano vs. Christos Giagos
UFC 262 takes place this Saturday from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, May 15, 2021.
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