Michael Chandler is formally a UFC fighter.
On Thursday, Dana White announced on ESPN that Chandler has signed with the UFC. The previous Bellator light-weight champion will also provide as the backup fighter for the UFC 254 title battle among Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.
Pursuing the news of his signing, Chandler took to Instagram to release a assertion.
Humbled by the option. Galvanized by the road we took. Can’t wait around to place on a clearly show for you guys. To my admirers, thank you for currently being with me on this journey. And if you just started off with us…pull your hat down limited for the reason that we only know one velocity! See you at the leading!
Michael Chandler is at the moment on a two-battle successful streak with the two wins coming by initially-round KO above Benson Henderson and Sidney Outlaw. The previous champ has noteworthy wins around Patricky Freire, Eddie Alvarez, and Brent Primus between others.
The former Bellator champ is a welcomed addition to the UFC’s stacked lightweight division. He is also thrown to the deep end and could be preventing for the belt in his first visual appearance in the Octagon. If the fight stays intact, hopefully, admirers will see him compete later on this yr versus a top rated-five opponent.