The light-weight division will transfer ahead with some significant fights in 2021 – with or with out Khabib Nurmagomedov in the picture.
UFC 257 will characteristic a highly expected rematch among Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier in the principal celebration, as properly as the octagon debut of former Bellator champ Michael Chandler as he requires on Dan Hooker.
On Tuesday, UFC president Dana White took portion in a virtual lover Q&A on ESPN+ and took enthusiast concerns read by Laura Sanko. One of the concerns questioned of White was what is up coming for former interim champion Justin Gaethje.
“If every thing goes ideal, it will most likely be (Charles) Oliveira,” White mentioned.
White reiterated that before Chandler was paired with Hooker, the UFC was hoping to e-book his advertising debut in opposition to Oliveira, but earning 155 in consecutive months was not in the cards. “Do Bronx” is using an eight-fight earn streak, which consists of 2020 victories around Kevin Lee in March and Tony Ferguson at UFC 256.
Gaethje captured the interim light-weight title with a fifth-spherical finish of Ferguson in the primary party of UFC 249. “The Highlight” went on to experience Nurmagomedov for the undisputed title and was submitted in the 2nd spherical at UFC 254 in what could be the undefeated champion’s final combat.
Of program, all of these options could improve if Nurmagomedov – who is scheduled to meet with White up coming week in Abu Dhabi – decides to transform his intellect.