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Chandler Pictures Champion vs. Champion Fight Against McGregor

Michael Chandler would love to fight Conor McGregor with two belts put on the line. A new lightweight champion will be crowned on May 15 at UFC 262 when Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler tangle to uncoil the new chief of the division. Naturally, Chandler envisions that man will be...

Charles Oliveira Downplays Chandler’s Skill Set Ahead of UFC 262

Charles Oliveira is super confident he will become the new UFC lightweight champion on May 15. In the main event of UFC 262, Oliveira and Michael Chandler are set to fight for the vacant lightweight title. It's a fight many pundits are torn on who will win, but for Oliveira,...

Dan Hooker Calls For Rafael dos Anjos Fight Next

Dan Hooker has his eyes on Rafael dos Anjos next time out. Hooker is coming off a first-round TKO loss to Michael Chandler at UFC 257, but still remains a top-ranked lightweight. He has proven himself to be a top-10 fighter and hopes to fight a top-tier opponent next time...

Michael Chandler Predicts First or Second Round KO Of Oliveira

Heading into his first UFC title fight, Michael Chandler is predicting a huge outcome. Michael Chandler has been in big situations before, but his next fight against Charles Oliveira could be the biggest to date. After spending many years in Bellator, many of those years as the champion or near...

Scott Coker Believes Oliveira/Chandler Is A UFC vs. Bellator Fight

Scott Coker believes that MMA fans will get to witness a UFC vs. Bellator cross-promotional fight after all. Fans have long fantasized about UFC athletes competing against Bellator's or another major promotion’s stars in superfights and cross-promotional bouts. While Bellator has done this with RIZIN, there have never been any...

Beneil Dariush ‘Shocked’ Michael Chandler Got Lightweight Title Shot

Beneil Dariush doesn't think Michael Chandler should've gotten the lightweight title shot. When Chandler signed with the UFC, he was the backup fighter for the lightweight title fight at UFC 254. He then made his debut at UFC 257 and scored a first-round TKO win over Dan Hooker. After the...

Michael Chandler Implies That Charles Oliveira Is A Quitter

Michael Chandler is basing his belief that he will break Charles Oliveira at UFC 262 on past evidence. Michael Chandler is on record in recently stating that he believes that Dan Hooker was a tougher test than Oliveira will be, and one of the reasons he came to that conclusion...

Michael Chandler: Dan Hooker A Tougher Test Than Charles Oliveira

Michael Chandler believes Dan Hooker is a harder fight than Charles Oliveira is. Chandler made his highly-anticipated UFC debut in the co-main event of UFC 257 against Dan Hooker. Entering the fight, many were expected to see how Chandler would fare in the UFC. Early on, the former Bellator lightweight...

Michael Chandler Envisions First Title Defense To Be Against McGregor

Even before competing for the vacant title against Charles Oliveira, Michael Chandler believes that a fight with Conor McGregor may serve as his first title defense after he takes care of business at UFC 262. Michael Chandler set the mixed martial arts world ablaze after he knocked out...

Islam Makhachev Believes Michael Chandler Is Undeserving Of Title Shot

The retirement of Khabib Nurmagomedov sent shockwaves through the lightweight division, and after the UFC announced the vacant title fight, Islam Makhachev thought Michael Chandler was undeserving of the title shot. Islam Makhachev understands why Charles Oliveira was one part of the vacant lightweight title fight. The third-degree black belt...

Justin Gaethje Comments On Being Passed Over For A Title Shot

Justin Gaethje thought he was getting a title shot against Michael Chandler, but the UFC had other plans. Late Thursday night the UFC announced some big changes in the lightweight division. Firstly, Dana White announced that champion Khabib Nurmagomedov would not be returning following his retirement. This announcement was...

UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler To Be Held In Houston, Texas With Crowd

The UFC will be making its way back to Texas after all, as the company has announced that UFC 262 will be held inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Only a day after it was announced that the now-vacant UFC lightweight championship would be defended at the event...

Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler Set For Vacant LW Title At UFC 262

Dana White has finally given up (for now) on Khabib returning from retirement, as the UFC has booked Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler to crown a new lightweight champion at UFC 262. According to an ESPN report released late Thursday night, the UFC has decided to officially recognize that Khabib...

Michael Chandler Confident He Can Convince Khabib Nurmagomedov To Return

Michael Chandler believes he will be the one that brings Khabib Nurmagomedov out of retirement. In the lead-up to UFC 257, Dana White revealed Nurmagomedov said if someone impressed him he would end his retirement and return. However, "The Eagle" has only cemented his retirement, and many wondered if he...

Will Brooks Says He Could Jump Off The Couch & Beat Michael Chandler

Will Brooks knows Michael Chandler is one of the best lightweights alive, but is still confident he'd beat him. At UFC 257, Chandler scored a massive first-round TKO win over Dan Hooker in his UFC debut to cement his case as a top lightweight. It was a great performance from...