Christos Giagos vs. Joel Alvarez Set For UFC 262

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Joel Alvarez, UFC 254 Weigh-In Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

A pair of UFC lightweights will look to continue their win streaks in May.

First reported by Carlos Contreras Legaspi, Joel Alvarez and Christos Giagos will fight at UFC 262 on May 15. Giagos would later confirm the booking via social media.

Alvarez (18-2) has gone on a three-fight win streak since losing his promotional debut in 2019. All three of his wins have come by finish. “El Fenómeno” started his winning streak by Danilo Belluardo at UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Smith in June of 2019. He would return a year later to face Joesph Duffy on the first ‘Fight Island’ run. Alvarez would submit Duffy in the first round. He would once again return on ‘Fight Island’ three months later to submit Alexander Yakovlev in the first round.

Giagos (18-8) would get back in the win column with his most recent win against Carlton Minus on the last fight card of the year, UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal. Before his win over Minus, he had his two-fight win streak snapped by Drakkar Klose at UFC 241 in 2019.

Expect fireworks with this one, as both men come to finish their opponents.

No main event for UFC 262 has been revealed just yet, but the rest of the card now looks like this:

  • Priscila Cachoeira vs. Gina Mazany
  • Edson Barboza vs. Shane Burgos
  • Viviane Araujo vs. Katlyn Chookagian
  • Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell
  • Andrea Lee. vs. Antonina Shevchenko
  • Jordan Wright vs. Jamie Pickett
  • Christos Giagos vs. Joel Alvarez