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Dan Hooker: ‘This is a make-or-break fight for Michael Chandler’ if he loses ‘all of that hype is gone’

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When former Bellator champion Michael Chandler signed with the UFC, he immediately caught the attention of many of …read more

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Video: UFC 257 Embedded, Episode 5: ‘It’s about now’

In the fifth episode of UFC 257 Embedded, Amanda Ribas’ coach reflects on her training camp, Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor, Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler take part in the UFC …read more

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UFC 257 breakdown: Michael Chandler's wrestling could be deciding factor vs. Dan Hooker

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the co-main event for UFC 257.
UFC 257 takes place Saturday at Etihad Stadium in Abu …read more

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UFC 257 | Pro fighters make their picks for Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler

In the co-main event of UFC 257, Dan Hooker is set to welcome, Michael Chandler to the UFC in a really intriguing bout. Heading into the fight, Hooker is a …read more

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UFC 257 video: Dan Hooker, Michael Chandler on weight for co-main event

ABU DHABI – The UFC 257 co-main event is official after Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler made weight.
At Friday’s official weigh-ins, Hooker (20-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) and Chandler (21-5 MMA, …read more

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Dan Hooker slams Charles Oliveira for saying he can’t make weight to fight at UFC 257: “I’ve got broomsticks thicker than that boy”

Dan Hooker slammed Charles Oliveira for saying he couldn’t make weight at UFC 257. Originally, the UFC wanted to book Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira at UFC 257 but the …read more

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Dan Hooker plans to “spoil” the UFC and Michael Chandler’s plans with a “statement” win

Dan Hooker plans to ruin the UFC and Michael Chandler’s plans just one-fight into his UFC tenure. In the co-main event of UFC 257, Hooker is set to welcome Michael …read more

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Michael Chandler relishes debuting on a Conor McGregor pay-per-view

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler is set to make his octagon debut on Fight Island at UFC 257.

Chandler’s promotional debut will be a three-round co-main event bout against City …read more

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UFC 257 Clash: Hooker Vs. Chandler!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight sluggers Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler will collide this weekend (Sat., Jan. 23, 2021) at …read more

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‘Born & Bred:’ Bellator Releases Michael Chandler Video Package Ahead Of UFC 257

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See what made Michael Chandler the fighter he is before his UFC 257 fight with Dan Hooker this weekend. UFC …read more

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Michael Chandler excited to finally test top talent: 'No. 1 guy in the world has always been in the UFC'

ABU DHABI – Michael Chandler feels he’s taking a step up in competition and it’s exactly what he wanted.
The former Bellator lightweight champion makes his UFC debut this Saturday in …read more

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UFC 257 Embedded: Conor McGregor promises a ‘flawless clinic’

UFC 257 opponents Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler dive into fight week media, with Hooker calling dibs on a pool float prop. Dustin Poirier goes outdoors for a run, and …read more

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Archives: Chandler goes to war with Alvarez to win Bellator title

Nine years ago, Michael Chandler notched one of the most significant victories of his career. So the UFC is back this weekend with its first pay-per-view of the year, …read more

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UFC 257 Embedded, Episode 3: ‘We’re all in it together’

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In the third episode of UFC 257 Embedded, Dan Hooker and friends enjoy a tropical-themed shoot, Michael Chandler talks about what it means …read more

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UFC 257 Embedded: ‘Whoever wins this fight fights for gold next’

UFC 257 fighters Jessica Eye and Michael Chandler take off for Abu Dhabi. Sara McMann does an in-flight workout, while Brad Tavares and Antonio Carlos Junior eye each other across …read more

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Michael Chandler on UFC debut: I’m not going to be the next Ben Askren

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“It remains to be seen what the Michael Chandler story will be. I believe it’s going to be a lot …read more

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Dan Hooker believes the hype behind Michael Chandler’s debut at UFC 257 is definitely warranted after watching film

UFC lightweight contender Dan Hooker believes that the hype surrounding Michael Chandler heading into UFC 257 is justified. Hooker has a huge opportunity in front of him this Saturday night …read more

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Michael Chandler explains why he is not focused on trying to impress Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 257

UFC newcomer Michael Chandler has explained why he isn’t focused on trying to impress Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 257. Chandler is set to make his UFC debut when he locks …read more

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Video: Bellator pays tribute to Michael Chandler with career recap ahead of UFC 257

Bellator knows very well that it built one of the best lightweights in the world.
Three-time former Bellator champion Michael Chandler remains of the best fighters to have ever competed inside …read more

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Forget Khabib's decision, Michael Chandler wants UFC 257 'performance to speak for itself'

ABU DHABI – Khabib Nurmagomedov has laid out his terms. If someone stands out at UFC 257 and puts on an impressive performance, he might return for his 30th fight …read more

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UFC 257 Embedded: Conor McGregor arrives, ‘I’m gonna show the world something special’

UFC 257 Embedded follows Dustin Poirier as he flies to Abu Dhabi alongside Bruce Buffer, Dana White, and a PAW Patrol good luck charm. Michael Chandler, Matt Frevola, Arman Tsarukyan …read more

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Chandler: Hooker A Tougher Matchup Than McGregor, Poirier, & Gaethje

Michael Chandler believes Dan Hooker makes for the toughest matchup he could have had for his UFC debut. Michael Chandler will be making his long-awaited UFC debut at UFC 257 …read more

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Dan Hooker: 'Skill-for-skill,' Conor McGregor is best lightweight outside Khabib

ABU DHABI – Dan Hooker spoke to the media Tuesday ahead of UFC 257.
Hooker (20-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) discussed his lightweight co-main event bout against Michael Chandler (21-5 MMA, 0-0 …read more

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Dan Hooker weighs in on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s future: “As far as I’m concerned, the guy says he’s retired”

Dan Hooker, who is days out from a UFC 257 fight with Michael Chandler, is taking Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement announcement at face value. Nurmagomedov, the UFC lightweight champion, retired after …read more

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UFC 257 Embedded: ‘I’m going to come in and show the world something special again’

In the first episode of UFC 257 Embedded, Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor arrive in Abu Dhabi, Michael Chandler and fighters train at UFC hotel in Las Vegas, and much …read more

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Michael Chandler explains why Dan Hooker is a tougher matchup than McGregor, Poirier, and Gaethje

Michael Chandler believes Dan Hooker is one of the tougher matchups for him in the UFC. In the co-main event of UFC 257, Chandler is set to make his UFC …read more

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UFC 257 Countdown: Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler

Dan Hooker welcomes Michael Chandler to the UFC in the co-main event of UFC 257 on Saturday, January 23. Watch these two athletes prepare for their bout.

UFC 257 will be …read more

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Posted on January 17, 2021, 10:16 pm By
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Chandler says he would pick Diaz up and ‘slam him on his neck’

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“There’s no doubt I would pick Nate Diaz up (and) slam him on his neck”. Michael Chandler is currently focused …read more

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Video: UFC 257 'Countdown' for Michael Chandler vs. Dan Hooker

Did you miss the debut of UFC 257 “Countdown” or just want to watch it again? Check out the co-main event preview now.
The segment takes a special look at the …read more

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Michael Chandler “would love” to fight “out of shape” Nate Diaz, promises to slam him on his neck

UFC lightweight Michael Chandler says he would pick up an “out of shape” Nate Diaz and slam him on his neck if they ever fight. Chandler is set to make …read more

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Michael Chandler reveals “every single one of them in the top-five, besides Conor” turned him down

Michael Chandler had a hard time getting someone to fight him in his UFC debut. In the co-main event of UFC 257, Chandler will finally make the walk to the …read more

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White confirms Oliveira turned down fight at UFC 257 due to tough weight cut

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Dana White says Charles Oliveira turned down a quick turnaround fight against Michael Chandler at UFC 257. Michael Chandler’s UFC …read more

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Chandler to start ‘calling some shots’ after UFC 257

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Michael Chandler plans to start calling the shots with a win over Dan Hooker at UFC 257. Michael Chandler has …read more

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Charles Oliveira turned down short-notice fight against Michael Chandler, confirms Dana White

UFC lightweight contender Charles Oliveira turned down a short-notice fight against Michael Chandler, confirmed UFC president Dana White. Oliveira is one of the hottest fights on the planet right now, …read more

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DC: Hooker vs. Chandler winner should do what Khabib did and call out McGregor

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Daniel Cormier has a piece of advice for both Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler. I’m …read more

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Michael Chandler wants title shot with win over Dan Hooker, but ready to take another fight if necessary

Michael Chandler is ready to do whatever it takes to prove that he belongs amongst the UFC lightweight division’s elite.
Chandler (21-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is set to make his octagon …read more

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Dan Hooker looking to steal Michael Chandler's hype, enter title contention at UFC 257

Dan Hooker sees UFC 257 as a big opportunity to reposition himself at the top of the promotion’s lightweight division.
Hooker (20-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) will welcome former three-time Bellator lightweight champion …read more

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Daniel Cormier Believes Chandler-Hooker Winner Needs To Call Out Conor McGregor

Daniel Cormier has shared some advice to Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker. In the co-main event of UFC 257, Chandler is set to make his UFC debut against Dan Hooker. …read more

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Daniel Cormier Believes Chandler-Hooker Winner Needs To Call Out Conor McGregor

Daniel Cormier has shared some advice to Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker. In the co-main event of UFC 257, Chandler is set to make his UFC debut against Dan Hooker. …read more

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Daniel Cormier encourages Chandler, Hooker to take advantage of fighting on McGregor card

Daniel Cormier believes Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker need to take full advantage of fighting on the same card as UFC superstar Conor McGregor. Chandler, the former Bellator lightweight champion, …read more

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Morning Report: Daniel Cormier says UFC 257 ‘will really elevate’ Michael Chandler if he wins, calls out Conor McGregor

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Next weekend at UFC 257, former three-time Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler will finally make his long awaited UFC debut. It’s …read more

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Daniel Cormier: Michael Chandler-Dan Hooker winner should call out Conor McGregor at UFC 257

UFC lightweights Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker will square off in prime position as the UFC 257 co-main event ahead of Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, which headlines the first …read more

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MMA Junkie Radio #3121 with guest Michael Chandler, UFC on ABC 1 preview, more

Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here and will be live on SportsCastr beginning at noon ET (9 a.m. PT).
On Episode 3,121, the …read more

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Bellator free fight: Michael Chandler signs off with farewell KO at Bellator 243

Michael Chandler is all set for his octagon debut on UFC Fight Island later this month, and he’s heading into his maiden UFC appearance in excellent form.
Chandler’s last outing came …read more

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UFC Unfiltered: Michael Chandler & Din Thomas

Listen to the latest episode of UFC Unfiltered featuring Michael Chandler and Din Thomas.
Read the Full Article Here …read more

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Dustin Poirier makes prediction for Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler

Dustin Poirier has made a prediction for the upcoming lightweight fight between top-10 contender Dan Hooker and former Bellator champ Michael Chandler. Hooker and Chandler will collide in the co-main …read more

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Chandler Blames Ferguson’s Management Team For Fight Not Happening

Michael Chandler wanted Tony Ferguson to be his first UFC fight, and he feels the reason they were not paired is because of Ferguson’s management team. Michael Chandler finally has …read more

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Chandler Blames Ferguson’s Management Team For Fight Not Happening

Michael Chandler wanted Tony Ferguson to be his first UFC fight, and he feels the reason they were not paired is because of Ferguson’s management team. Michael Chandler finally has …read more

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Hooker Out To Break UFC’s ‘New Toy’ At UFC 257

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Dan Hooker will welcome former Bellator MMA Lightweight champion, Michael Chandler, to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon when the two …read more

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Dan Hooker Eager To Spoil UFC’s Plans For Michael Chandler

Dan Hooker believes he has a firm read of the UFC’s plans for Michael Chandler and that he is just the guy to spoil them. The UFC has officially announced …read more

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Dan Hooker Eager To Spoil UFC’s Plans For Michael Chandler

Dan Hooker believes he has a firm read of the UFC’s plans for Michael Chandler and that he is just the guy to spoil them. The UFC has officially announced …read more

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Dan Hooker admits possible red panty night was “a big reason” he agreed to UFC 257 fight

Dan Hooker has revealed that the possibility of a fight with Conor McGregor is a big reason why he accepted a fight with Michael Chandler at UFC 257. McGregor is …read more

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Chandler declares himself a ‘nightmare’ matchup for McGregor

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UFC newcomer Michael Chandler is liking his chances in a possible fight against Conor McGregor. Right after his signing …read more

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Morning Report: Dan Hooker on Michael Chandler: ‘I’m gonna break the new toy real quick’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Over the weekend, the UFC finally announced an opponent for Michael Chandler’s debut in the organization and it was a name …read more

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Dan Hooker on Michael Chandler: ‘They want him to come in and look like the man’

Dan Hooker fully understands the position he’s in as he gets ready to welcome Michael Chandler to the Octagon at UFC 257 on Jan. 23. In September, it was announced …read more

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Michael Chandler finally books first UFC bout on ‘the biggest stage’ possible

When the UFC first signed former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler, the immediate hope was a fight with Tony Ferguson. That didn’t happen, but Chandler finally has his UFC debut …read more

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Chandler: Ferguson was ‘mismanaged,’ it’s ‘unfortunate’ we didn’t fight

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UFC lightweight Michael Chandler explained why his promotional debut is not coming against Tony Ferguson. Michael Chandler and his signing …read more

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Video: Between the Links: Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya, Michael Chandler vs. Dan Hooker, fighters to watch in 2021, more

Check out episode 31 of Between the Links—the first show of 2021—as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Alexander K. Lee and mixed martial arts journalist James Lynch …read more

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Michael Chandler believes he can “entice” Khabib Nurmagomedov out of retirement with right strategy at UFC 257

Michael Chandler believes he might be able to “entice” Khabib Nurmagomedov out of retirement if he employs the right strategy in his UFC debut. Chandler, the former Bellator lightweight champion, …read more

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Michael Chandler explains why Tony Ferguson fight fell apart: “The situation was definitely mismanaged”

Michael Chandler wanted to have his UFC debut against Tony Ferguson, but that did not come to fruition. After Chandler signed with the UFC, it was reported he would be …read more

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Michael Chandler calls Dan Hooker his toughest matchup, but wasn't on 'radar' prior to UFC 257 booking

Michael Chandler didn’t think he’d be fighting Dan Hooker for his UFC debut.
The former Bellator champion and recent UFC signee thought he’d be taking on a top five name in …read more

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Michael Chandler claims he’s a “nightmare” matchup for Conor McGregor

Michael Chandler is confident in his skill set as he believes he is a nightmare matchup for Conor McGregor. In the co-main event of UFC 257, Michael Chandler will finally …read more

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UFC odds: Chandler the underdog versus Hooker

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Check out these UFC 257 betting odds that have UFC newcomer, Michael Chandler, debuting as an underdog to top-ranked lightweight, …read more

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Michael Chandler vs. Dan Hooker made official for UFC 257

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Dan Hooker gets to welcome former three-time Bellator champion Michael Chandler into the UFC. A couple of weeks ago, …read more

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Michael Chandler's octagon debut set vs. Dan Hooker at UFC 257

Michael Chandler is getting his wish to fight a top-ranked lightweight in his UFC debut.
Chandler, a former three-time Bellator champion, will make his first trip to the octagon at UFC …read more

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Michael Chandler vs. Dan Hooker official for UFC 257

A highly-intriguing lightweight bout between Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker is now official for UFC 257 later this month. Chandler vs. Hooker is set to take place on the UFC …read more

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Sources: Chandler-Hooker is all set for UFC 257

Former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Michael Chandler will meet Dan Hooker at UFC 257 on Jan. 23, sources told ESPN Sunday, a match that will serve as a co-main event …read more

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Michael Chandler’s octagon debut set, meets Dan Hooker at UFC 257

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Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler has booked his octagon debut as he is expected to face Dan Hooker at UFC …read more

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Michael Chandler vs. Dan Hooker Set for UFC 257 Co-Main Event

A pivotal lightweight showdown pitting Michael Chandler against Dan Hooker is official for the UFC 257 co-main event. …read more

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Gaethje, Chandler “slightly easier” fight for Conor McGregor than Poirier, says coach

Coach John Kavanagh believes Dustin Poirier is a tougher opponent for Conor McGregor than Justin Gaethje or Michael Chandler. Kavanagh has long served as McGregor’s head coach. During a recent …read more

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Dustin Poirier praises “incredible” Charles Oliveira, calls Michael Chandler a “good fighter”

UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier praised divisional rivals Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler for their recent performances. Oliveira has won eight straight fights and, back at UFC 256, he picked …read more

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Chandler vs Hooker Targeted For UFC 257

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It looks like Michael Chandler will finally get to make his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut. According to Stuff.co., the …read more

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BREAKING: Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler Set For UFC 257

Michael Chandler’s debut is set for January 23 at UFC 257 when he takes on New Zealand’s own Dan Hooker. The speculation on who will be Michael Chandler’s first UFC …read more

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BREAKING: Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler Set For UFC 257

Michael Chandler’s debut is set for January 23 at UFC 257 when he takes on New Zealand’s own Dan Hooker. The speculation on who will be Michael Chandler’s first UFC …read more

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Michael Chandler vs. Dan Hooker verbally agreed to for UFC 257

An exciting lightweight bout between Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker is the latest addition to January’s UFC 257 pay-per-view. Stuff.co.nz confirmed on Tuesday that Chandler vs. Hooker has been verbally …read more

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Dana White open to Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler as backup fight for UFC 257 main event

Dana White is looking to book another lightweight fight to serve as a backup for UFC 257. In the main event of the first pay-per-view of 2021, McGregor is set …read more

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Dana White open to Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler as backup fight for UFC 257 main event

Dana White is looking to book another lightweight fight to serve as a backup for UFC 257. In the main event of the first pay-per-view of 2021, McGregor is set …read more

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EA UFC 4 adds Michael Chandler, Alex Perez to playable roster

A pair of top contenders from the lightweight and flyweight divisions are the latest playable characters added to the EA UFC 4 video game.
Former Bellator champion Michael Chandler (21-5 MMA, …read more

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Chandler starting camp for UFC debut

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Michael Chandler is getting ready to make his UFC debut. Michael Chandler is officially ‘locked and loaded’ for his UFC …read more

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Michael Chandler Explains Why He Signed With The UFC For Less Money

In signing with the UFC, Michael Chandler decided to pursue greatness instead of chasing the money. Michael Chandler became a free agent this summer after his Bellator contract expired, and …read more

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Michael Chandler announces launch of fight camp

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler, one of the newer additions to the UFC roster, has announced that he’s starting fight camp. Chandler signed with the UFC in the fall, …read more

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Posted on November 30, 2020, 8:16 pm By
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Dana White: UFC in 'no hurry' to book Michael Chandler's first fight, hints at 'Fight Island' debut

LAS VEGAS – Michael Chandler may not have his UFC debut booked just yet, but there’s no reason to worry, according to UFC president Dana White.
The UFC lightweight division is …read more

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Dustin Poirier Has Suggestion for Michael Chandler’s First UFC Opponent

Dustin Poirier has an idea of who should welcome Michael Chandler into the UFC, and it’s someone Poirier himself has shared The Octagon with. UFC newcomer Michael Chandler is currently …read more

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Posted on November 28, 2020, 4:46 am By
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