For most people, it is great news since they’re able to witness the possible actions of the ex-Bellator. The officials have confirmed that Michael Chandler had signed with the UFC and served as a backup for the upcoming headliner in the UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje.
So, he is coming, baby!
The three-time Bellator lightweight champion is going to make a breakthrough in his career by officially signing to the UFC. According to the president of the UFC, Dana White, Michael Chandler would serve as the backup of the commencing awaited fight in this year.
The official announcement was made back on Thursday, 24 September 2020 at ESPN’s SportsCenter. Chandler has officially signed with the promotion of the UFC. He entered free agency after his last fight in Bellator a month ago.
Dana White had also clearly stated that Chandler could be the potential replacement for either UFC lightweight champion Khabib or the challenger Gaethje at the UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi on October 24.
If something goes south before October 24, and it involves one of the fighters, Chandler will be replacing one of them.
For the Bellator lovers, Chandler is indeed a huge name. He has the records of 21-5, which is pretty great.
Folks have been slating this fighter as one of the best lightweight fighters who compete outside the UFC. His signing to the UFC is indeed sensible because he deserves more recognition through this prestigious event.
Chandler defended Bellator’s title in the 155-pound class six times in his entire career. And his track records are so amazing since winning over Eddie Alvarez, Benson Henderson, Brent Primus, and many others. At the Bellator 243, Chandler won over Henderson after the first-round K.O.
The UFC 254 will take place on October 24 at Flash Forum on Yas Island, UAE. T
The upcoming bout is about the lightweight title unification. the champ Khabib will be fighting against the interim titleholder Gaetjhe.
The headliner is already amazing enough to encourage the big fans of UFC to get their PPV.
But you shouldn’t neglect the co-main event as well since the heavyweight bout will showcase the fights between Alexander Volkov and Walt Harris.
The other featured fight in the main card comes from the middleweight division which will pair Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier.
If this news has made you interested enough to see what’s more, don’t hesitate to subscribe to ESPN Plus now and get the PPV to reserve your seat in the viewing mode. Good luck!