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UFC 257 Highlights: Michael Chandler KO’s Dan Hooker In Promotional Debut

Michael Chandler had a memorable debut against Dan Hooker.  The two fighters met in a lightweight bout on Saturday night (January 23, 2021) at the UFC 257 event from Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Chandler dropped him with a big right hand then followed up with strikes on the...

Dan Hooker Expects Chandler To Make His Work Easier At UFC 257

Dan Hooker is ready for anything when he takes the Octagon to compete against highly touted newcomer Michael Chandler, and he thinks Chandler himself will help him in his task. The UFC 257 co-main event between Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler can be chalked up to be a classic striker...

Who Has Better Talent: UFC or Bellator? Michael Chandler Gives His Take

Former Bellator champion Michael Chandler is weighing in on what is the premiere promotion in mixed martial arts. The consensus has always been that the UFC holds the most talent in the sport of MMA. But as with any topic, there are always those who disagree. Some maintain that there...

Michael Chandler Says People Are Comparing Him To Ben Askren Ahead Of UFC Debut

Michael Chandler has heard tons of people comparing him to Ben Askren ahead of his UFC debut. In the co-main event of UFC 257, Chandler is set to face Dan Hooker in his Octagon debut which is a fight many fans are looking forward to. The three-time Bellator lightweight champion...

Chandler: Hooker A Tougher Matchup Than McGregor, Poirier, & Gaethje

Michael Chandler believes Dan Hooker makes for the toughest matchup he could have had for his UFC debut. Michael Chandler will be making his long-awaited UFC debut at UFC 257 when he takes on #6-ranked Dan Hooker. Theoretically, Chandler could have been paired with any wide number of names for...

Michael Chandler Believes He Can Start Calling Shots After UFC 257

Michael Chandler knows his UFC debut is big for him. In the co-main event of UFC 257, Chandler is set to make the walk to the Octagon for the first time against Dan Hooker. It's a very intriguing bout where the winner will be in line for a big fight....

Daniel Cormier Believes Chandler-Hooker Winner Needs To Call Out Conor McGregor

Daniel Cormier has shared some advice to Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker. In the co-main event of UFC 257, Chandler is set to make his UFC debut against Dan Hooker. It is a very intriguing matchup, but for "DC" he believes both men need to take note of what Khabib...

Chandler Blames Ferguson’s Management Team For Fight Not Happening

Michael Chandler wanted Tony Ferguson to be his first UFC fight, and he feels the reason they were not paired is because of Ferguson’s management team. Michael Chandler finally has his first UFC booked, and it will be against none other than Dan Hooker at UFC 257. Hooker is ranked...

Michael Chandler Explains How He Ended Up Fighting Dan Hooker

Michael Chandler has had a rollercoaster of a ride to finally make his UFC debut. After Chandler signed with the UFC, the former Bellator lightweight champion was rumored to face Dustin Poirier or Tony Ferguson at UFC 254. However, neither fight came to fruition and he ended up being the...

Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler Set For UFC 257

Michael Chandler’s debut is set for January 23 at UFC 257 when he takes on New Zealand’s own Dan Hooker. The speculation on who will be Michael Chandler’s first UFC opponent has come to an end, as New Zealand media outlet “Stuff” has reported that Chandler will be facing Dan...

Dana White In ‘No Hurry’ To Book Michael Chandler’s UFC Debut

Michael Chandler still doesn't have his UFC debut booked, and Dana White says he is no hurry to book it. After Chandler signed with the promotion, many wondered who he would fight in his debut. The former Bellator champion ended up being the backup fighter for the Khabib Nurmagomedov and...

Dustin Poirier Has Suggestion for Michael Chandler’s First UFC Opponent

Dustin Poirier has an idea of who should welcome Michael Chandler into the UFC, and it’s someone Poirier himself has shared The Octagon with. UFC newcomer Michael Chandler is currently without an opponent for his UFC debut. After he was signed to the UFC, the promotion made it clear that...

Patricio Freire Believes Michael Chandler Can ‘Beat All Those Guys’ In The UFC

Patricio Freire believes Michael Chandler will have success in the UFC. Chandler is the former Bellator lightweight champion but was knocked out by Freire last year. Since then, the two have had a rivalry but with Chandler off to the UFC, the Brazilian believes "Iron" will have success. “It’s great for...

Michael Chandler Has “Other Plans” Than Dos Anjos, Dos Anjos Responds

Rafael dos Anjos is not a fan of Michael Chandler’s reasoning behind rejecting the idea of fighting him at UFC on ESPN+ 41, and he was sure to let Chandler know that. It was revealed last night that Islam Makhachev will be unable to compete against Rafael dos Anjos at...

Michael Chandler Explains Why He Wasn’t Interested In Short Notice Fight Against Islam Makhachev

Michael Chandler wasn't interested in fighting Islam Makhachev on short notice. Chandler is set to be the backup fighter at UFC 254, but when Rafael dos Anjos fell out of his fight against Makhachev, many thought Chandler should step in. However, for the former Bellator lightweight champion, he says it...