Michael Chandler has his UFC debut set.
At UFC 257, the previous 3-time Bellator champion will be supporting supply some clarity in the grand scheme of points at 155-lbs. In undertaking so, he’ll go to war with Dan “The Hangman” Hooker.
In the evening’s major occasion, the division will continue to be on display. Previous featherweight opponents Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor will rematch at lightweight 6 many years right after their 1st encounter.
UFC President Dana White has by now claimed that the winner of the huge rematch is probably to go on to fight for the light-weight title — whether the strap is vacant or nonetheless around the squander of Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Chandler hopes to stake his declare as the person to be on the other facet of that equation by UFC 257’s stop.
“Either way, there’s likely to be a large amount of clarity on Jan. 23 immediately after these two fights come about, and then we kinda see what occurs,” Chandler advised MMA Junkie. “Obviously I’ll be campaigning for a No. 1 contender combat, a title fight. I’ll be throwing my identify in the hat to combat any of those people men. Both way, I’m just psyched to be competing in the UFC. I’m psyched to be competing with the fellas that are the best in the environment in the lightweight division at 155-kilos.
“So, if I have to go out there and do my occupation against Dan Hooker, then I gotta do it once again versus another person else in buy to get to that title shot, so be it. But either way, all roadways lead to Jan. 23, and after that, we’ll have a small little bit extra clarity. Then I can commence contacting some shots.”
At the moment on a two-fight winning streak consisting of 1st-spherical knockouts of Sidney Outlaw and Benson Henderson, Michael Chandler is 21-5 over-all. Courting again to 2015, “Iron” has won 9 of his last 11 bouts. His lone losses coming to Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and Brent Primus — the latter of which he avenged.
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