One of the most anticipated UFC debut is newly acquired Michael Chandler. When it was announced that the UFC just signed Chandler as their new lightweight contender, a lot of fans were excited to see how he will fare against UFC’s top lightweights.
When Chandler came in to the UFC, he was booked as a back-up fighter to the Khabib vs Gaethje fight, he did made weight but Khabib and Justin also made weight. He just went on the next and waited for the next opportunity the UFC will offer.
One lightweight who was interested in fighting Chandler was Tony Ferguson. The boogeyman of the division, but due to schedule issues Chandler refused to fight Ferguson before the year 2020 ends. He has said that he plans to fight on the Mcgregor card to showcase on the biggest stage possible as to who Michael Chandler really is.
Michael Chandler will be fighting Dan Hooker as the co-main event of UFC 257. The UFC granted Chandler’s wish to co-main event a massive PPV card, it can also serve as the backup fighter as they are similar weight class with the main-event.
Michael Chandler is a former Bellator Lighweight Champion, who has great wrestling credentials. He is a Divison 1 wrestler and his skills in striking is also top notched. He has went to war with Eddie Alvarez but lost in a split decision.
One of the reasons Dana White has take interest in Michael Chandler is his style of fights. His fights are usually are never boring. He usually prefers to knock out his opponents rather than cruise to a decision. He is ready to give it all on the line for the fans.
His last fight was impressive that may even made UFC want him more. He knocked former UFC lightweight Champion, Benson Henderson which is unheard of. He knocked out Henderson with a punch inside one round.
An impressive win from Chandler could potentially grant him a title shot, considering a lot of people will be watching this PPV card. It is no secret that Chandler and Hooker has a great opportunity to showcase their talents in what might be one of the biggest PPV of the year. Will Chandler be able to takedown someone big framed as Hooker. It is gonna be exciting.