Former Bellator lightweight winner Michael Chandler has officially signed with the UFC.
Dana White announced on Thursday’s SportsCenter that Michael Chandler is the latest member of the UFC roster and also revealed the promotion’s huge designs for him. As Khabib Nurmagomedov prepares to place his UFC lightweight championship on the line against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, Chandler will serve as the selected replacement fighter for the bout.
Michael Chandler holds an MMA record of 21-5 and is a two-time light-weight champion in the marketing. Chandler has claimed to be the ideal lightweight in the globe for some time now and even if Khabib/Gaethje goes off without the need of a hitch, it seems that Chandler is not much too significantly away from acquiring a prospect to demonstrate that.
Chandler is at the moment on a two-struggle winning streak, most not too long ago defeating previous UFC light-weight champion Benson Henderson by using very first-round KO at Bellator 243.
What do you think of this main signing? And do you believe that Michael Chandler ought to be the replacement fighter for Khabib/Gaethje at UFC 254?