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Michael Chandler sets his sights on Justin Gaethje following UFC 254

UFC newcomer Michael Chandler has his sights set on a potential showdown with fellow lightweight contender Justin Gaethje. “The Highlight” failed in his attempt to capture the UFC Lightweight Championship …read more

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Chandler: Gaethje is the most exciting matchup available for me

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Michael Chandler would love to fight Justin Gaethje in his UFC debut. Michael Chandler didn’t get the opportunity to shine at UFC 254, but …read more

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Morning Report: In the wake of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement, Michael Chandler calls for bout with Justin Gaethje

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This weekend, at UFC 254, Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Justin Gaethje with a triangle choke to retain his lightweight title. Following the victory, Nurmagomedov then announced …read more

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Dan Hooker slams Michael Chandler for comments made during UFC 254 broadcast

Perennial UFC lightweight contender Dan Hooker took exception to some of the comments made by Michael Chandler during yesterday’s UFC 254 broadcast. After Phil Hawes scored a sensational knockout win …read more

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Michael Chandler calls for four-man tournament to crown new UFC lightweight champion

Newly-signed free agent lightweight Michael Chandler is calling for a four-man tournament to crown the new UFC lightweight champion. Chandler finds himself in a tremendous position in the UFC lightweight …read more

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Posted on October 25, 2020, 5:46 pm By
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Michael Chandler reacts after Khabib Nurmagomedov defeats Justin Gaethje and retires from MMA

UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler reacted after Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 and then retired. Chandler, the former three-time Bellator lightweight champion, signed a lucrative free-agent contract …read more

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Michael Chandler pitches lightweight title tournament after Khabib's retirement

Michael Chandler is ready to see the UFC’s lightweight division move on from Khabib Nurmagomedov, and has an idea of how it can do so.
Nurmagomedov announced his retirement from MMA …read more

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UFC Looking At Tony Ferguson vs Michael Chandler To Determine Top LW Contender

UFC President Dana White is looking at the idea of booking Tony Ferguson vs Michael Chandler with the winner being the next to face the UFC lightweight champion. Should Khabib …read more

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Michael Chandler breaks down the top-ranked UFC lightweights, Khabib Nurmagomedov

Michael Chandler | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Michael Chandler might be the new kid on the block in the UFC but the former Bellator champion already considers himself one …read more

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Dana White floats No. 1 contender fight between Tony Ferguson and Michael Chandler

UFC President Dana White is floating the idea of a lightweight No. 1 contender fight between Tony Ferguson and Michael Chandler. Ferguson stood out as the top contender in the …read more

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Michael Chandler explains how he is preparing to be a backup fighter at UFC 254: “I am the alternate until I am needed no more”

UFC lightweight Michael Chandler explained how he is preparing for his role as the backup fighter for this main event of Saturday’s UFC 254. Chandler recently signed with the UFC …read more

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Posted on October 22, 2020, 6:16 pm By
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Tony Ferguson weighs in on a potential fight with Michael Chandler

Tony Ferguson doesn’t think Michael Chandler has earned his shot to fight a top-ranked lightweight. When Chandler signed with the UFC, many fans hinted at a possible fight against Ferguson …read more

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Dana White recounts the first time he spoke with Michael Chandler: “What a great, great kid this kid is”

UFC president Dana White recounted the first time he spoke with lightweight Michael Chandler, explaining why it was a no-brainer to sign him. Chandler was a three-time Bellator lightweight champion …read more

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The Alternate Pt. 2: How Chandler matches up with Khabib

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A critical wrestling evaluation of former Bellator champion and current UFC lightweight alternate title challenger Michael Chandler, and his chances against the lightweight king. …read more

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UFC 254 video: If backup off, Michael Chandler targets Tony Ferguson: ‘He’s got a screw loose, he fights like it, and it’s admirable’

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ABU DHABI – If he doesn’t fight Khabib Nurmagomedov or Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, Michael Chandler has an opponent in mind for his octagon debut.
Chandler, …read more

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Khabib wants to boot Chandler from Fight Island: ‘Go home’, you’re not welcome

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“Go home and fight with other fighters. He is not a high level championship fighter.” UFC newcomer Michael Chandler is on standby for the …read more

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Posted on October 20, 2020, 9:16 pm By
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Michael Chandler on Tony Ferguson: ‘El Cucuy is the scariest guy in the division’ | UFC 254

Former Bellator champion and new UFC signee Michael Chandler inked a deal to be a back-up to the UFC 254 main event showdown between lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim …read more

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Michael Chandler explains disinterest in short-notice Islam Makhachev fight

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler has explained why he wasn’t interested in fighting Islam Makhachev on short-notice. Chandler, who has yet to make his UFC debut, is on standby …read more

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Appreciative yet unsatisfied, Michael Chandler sees UFC stint as continuation of success

ABU DHABI – Michael Chandler, one of the longtime faces of Bellator, tried on his UFC fight kit for the first time Tuesday.
The feeling wasn’t of relief or excitement – …read more

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Michael Chandler still believes Tony Ferguson is “the logical, best choice” for UFC debut

Michael Chandler is still eyeing a dance with Tony Ferguson for his first fight in the UFC. The pair were briefly intended to be the co-main event at UFC 254, …read more

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Michael Chandler not interested in 'changing courses' to face Islam Makhachev at UFC 254

Michael Chandler is readying himself to compete on Oct. 24, but he won’t fight just anyone.
Chandler (21-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is serving as a backup fighter for the main event …read more

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Michael Chandler celebrates his freedom as he emerges from quarantine for UFC 254 fight week

Michael Chandler is out of quarantine, and the former Bellator lightweight champion clearly cannot wait to get his first UFC fight week underway.
Chandler’s first experience of a UFC fight week …read more

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Morning Report: Chael Sonnen: Khabib Nurmagomedov told me if Michael Chandler beats Islam Makhachev, he’ll be ‘the No. 1 contender’

Khabib Nurmagomedov | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Next weekend, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his title against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on Fight Island. But before …read more

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Michael Chandler still open to fighting Tony Ferguson at UFC 254 on short notice: “I would definitely fight him”

UFC lightweight Michael Chandler says he is still open to fighting Tony Ferguson in the co-main event of UFC 254 later this month. Chandler, the former three-time Bellator lightweight champion, …read more

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Michael Chandler still willing to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 254

Michael Chandler is still willing to fight Tony Ferguson.
The former Bellator lightweight champion and new UFC contender stands as a potential replacement opponent in the Oct. 24 main event lightweight …read more

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Chandler says Ferguson turned down fight at UFC 254: ‘Now you’re talking?’

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Michael Chandler claps back at Tony Ferguson. Tony Ferguson isn’t too happy that UFC newcomer Michael Chandler will be on standby for the UFC …read more

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Islam Makhachev calls for Michael Chandler to step in and replace Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 254

Islam Makhachev is looking to remain on UFC 254 and is hoping Michael Chandler will step up. Makhachev was originally supposed to fight Rafael dos Anjos, yet the Brazilian announced …read more

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Michael Chandler slams Tony Ferguson for turning him down at UFC 254

Michael Chandler is not happy with Tony Ferguson. Earlier on Wednesday, Ferguson was not happy with Chandler and what he was making in the UFC. He also didn’t like that …read more

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Scott Coker reacts to Michael Chandler signing with the UFC

Bellator President Scott Coker has shared his first reaction to Michael Chandler, the promotion’s former lightweight champion, signing with the UFC. Chandler is arguably the biggest star in Bellator history. …read more

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Scott Coker Rooting For Michael Chandler In The UFC

Scott Coker is hoping for Bellator lightweight champion, Michael Chandler has success in the UFC. After Chandler scored a first-round knockout win over Benson Henderson to enter free agency, Coker …read more

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Morning Report: Scott Coker on Michael Chandler signing with the UFC: ‘He’s a guy I’m always going to support’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

In August, Michael Chandler fought the last fight of his Bellator MMA contract, knocking out former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at Bellator 243. After …read more

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Still a Michael Chandler fan, Scott Coker says UFC 254 role reflects Bellator's quality

Bellator president Scott Coker still holds new UFC signee Michael Chandler in high regard despite a professional parting of the ways between the two.
“Michael has been the face of Bellator …read more

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Patricio Pitbull sends a message to new UFC fighter Michael Chandler: “You’ll always be my b*tch”

Bellator champion Patricio Pitbull sent a message to new UFC fighter Michael Chandler, saying “you’ll always be my b*tch.” Pitbull KOed Chandler in Bellator last June to become a rare …read more

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The alternate, part 1: How Michael Chandler matches up with Justin Gaethje

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A critical wrestling evaluation of former Bellator champion and current UFC lightweight alternate title challenger Michael Chandler. In this case that either Khabib …read more

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Michael Chandler has hunch his first UFC fight will be with Tony Ferguson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFpcS9HcRlo&feature=youtu.beMichael Chandler already has a potential winning lottery ticket in hand: A spot in the UFC 254 main event, should anything happen between now and Oct. 24 that causes either …read more

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Michael Chandler explains why he’s “extremely confident” he’d beat Khabib Nurmagomedov

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler is “extremely confident” he could beat UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, as it’s a fight he’s been preparing for for years. Chandler just made the …read more

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Live! UFC 254 virtual media day with Nurmagomedov, Gaethje and Chandler

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Tune in to see Khabib Nurmagomedov, Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler answer questions from the media. The UFC is back on its so-called ‘Fight …read more

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UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje virtual media day

At the UFC 254 Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje virtual media day, the lightweight champions – and ex-Bellator champ and main event backup Michael Chandler – will speak to the …read more

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Michael Chandler on Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje: ‘I think I’m a bad matchup for either of them’

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Michael Chandler has felt ready to face UFC competition for several years but it wasn’t until recently that the former Bellator lightweight champion finally …read more

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Paul Felder Hopes To Welcome Michael Chandler To The UFC

Paul Felder has made it clear he is interested in big fights and wants to welcome Michael Chandler to the UFC. The three-time Bellator lightweight champion signed with the UFC …read more

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Posted on September 30, 2020, 2:46 pm By
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Paul Felder wants to introduce Michael Chandler to the UFC

UFC lightweight Paul Felder says he told UFC president Dana White that he wants to be the one to welcome Michael Chandler to the Octagon. Chandler, the former three-time Bellator …read more

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Paul Felder eager to welcome Michael Chandler to UFC: 'That's a fight I'd like to come back for'

ABU DHABI – Paul Felder is walking the tight rope between “active” and “retired.”
Time and time again, Felder (17-5 MMA, 9-5 UFC) has said he’s open to continue fighting – …read more

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Video: Paul Felder talks Michael Chandler, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje, internet trolls, retirement plans, more

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ABU DHABI — After UFC 253, UFC analyst Paul Felder talks about what went down between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa, what he’d like to see next …read more

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Chandler responds to ‘Joe Schmo’ PED critics: ‘Test me now, test me ASAP’

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Michael Chandler is excited to be joining USADA’s drug testing pool. Some fans believed Michael Chandler would never sign with the UFC due to its …read more

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Dan Hooker wants to welcome Michael Chandler to the UFC then 'send him back to the B leagues'

Dan Hooker sees a matchup with Michael Chandler as a perfect opportunity to get back into the lightweight title picture.
Chandler (21-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC), a former three-time Bellator lightweight champion, …read more

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Dan Hooker would love to send Michael Chandler ‘back to the B-Leagues’

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“I would love to be the guy to welcomes him to the UFC, knees his chin off, sends him back to the B-Leagues.” Dan …read more

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Gilbert Burns Guarantees Michael Chandler ‘Can Be Trouble’ for Khabib or Gaethje

Count Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Gilbert Burns among those that give Michael Chandler a chance should Chandler fight for a belt at UFC 254. …read more

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Dan Hooker Calls For Michael Chandler Fight To ‘Send Him Back To The B-Leagues’

Dan Hooker wants to be the first person to welcome Michael Chandler to the UFC. Earlier this month it was announced Chandler has been signed to the UFC and would …read more

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Dan Hooker open to kneeing Michael Chandler’s chin off and sending him “back to the B-Leagues”

UFC lightweight Dan Hooker has made it crystal clear that he is interested in a fight against promotional newcomer Michael Chandler. Hooker, who is coming off the back of a …read more

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Morning Report: Dan Hooker wants to ‘welcome’ Michael Chandler to the UFC, ‘send him back to the B-leagues’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Arguably the biggest news in MMA the past few weeks has been the UFC’s signing of former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler. Chandler, who has …read more

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Hooker Will Send Chandler ‘Back To The B-Leagues’

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UFC-YA! Former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Michael Chandler recently signed an exclusive contract with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and has …read more

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Michael Chandler leaning toward Khabib Nurmagomedov in Justin Gaethje matchup

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler is leaning toward a Khabib Nurmagomedov victory at UFC 254. Nurmagomedov, the undefeated UFC lightweight champion, is set to defend his title against Justin …read more

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Charles Oliveira not happy Michael Chandler is back-up fighter for UFC 254 main event

Charles Oliveira is not happy that Michael Chandler has been tapped as the back-up fighter for the UFC 254 main event on October 24. Chandler, the former Bellator lightweight champion, …read more

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Charles Oliveira questions UFC’s decision to have Michael Chandler as backup fighter for Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje

Charles Oliveira wants a top-5 opponent after winning seven in a row in the UFC. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler was selected as …read more

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Chandler willing to prove he's worthy of title shot

Former Bellator champion Michael Chandler believes he’s deserving of a UFC lightweight title shot but says he’s willing to “step into the cage with anybody the UFC wants me to” …read more

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Michael Chandler lays out strategies for fights with Nurmagomedov, Gaethje

Michael Chandler has signed with the UFC and has already been tapped as the back-up fighter for the UFC 254 main event. UFC 254 goes down on October 24 on …read more

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Better Wrestler Than Khabib, More Power Than Gaethje

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Former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Michael Chandler doesn’t want there to be any surprises when he captures the 155-pound crown, an opportunity he may …read more

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UFC real or not: Adesanya will be more aggressive; Chandler needs to prove himself

ESPN’s MMA experts discuss how Israel Adesanya might attack Paulo Costa and Michael Chandler’s possible debut at UFC 254. …read more

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Morning Report: Michael Chandler is ready to step in at UFC 254 if needed, believes he will face Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje ‘at some point’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Earlier this month, Michael Chandler officially signed with the UFC and his UFC tenure is going to start out with a bang as the former …read more

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Michael Chandler reveals how he'll beat Khabib, Gaethje if he gets UFC 254 replacement spot

Michael Chandler will be ready to step in and fight Khabib Nurmagomedov or Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 if his services as the backup are needed, and he appears to …read more

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Dana White ‘very excited’ about Michael Chandler fighting in the UFC

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Dana White is very excited about adding Michael Chandler to the UFC roster. UFC president Dana White can’t wait to see what Michael Chandler …read more

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Hot Tweets: Breaking down all aspects of Michael Chandler’s move to the UFC

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Well, it finally happened. The UFC finally signed Michael Chandler. But Dana White and company did more than just that. After signing Chandler, White announced …read more

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Kevin Lee: I think Michael Chandler is ‘way too small’ for UFC LWs

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“The Motown Phenom” weighs in on Michael Chandler’s chances in the UFC. As if the UFC lightweight division couldn’t get any more stacked with …read more

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Posted on September 19, 2020, 1:16 am By
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Chandler On UFC Signing: ‘Either I Am Who I Say I Am, Or I’m Not’

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Not only will Michael Chandler get to test his skills against the best of the best as the newest member of the UFC’s lightweight …read more

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Michael Chandler ‘humbled by the opportunity’ to fight in the UFC

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Michael Chandler has released his first statement since signing with the UFC. Michael Chandler has finally signed with the UFC and is humbled by the …read more

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Poirier reportedly turned down Chandler fight due to ‘loyalty’ to Ferguson

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Dustin Poirier is reported to have turned down a fight against Michael Chandler at UFC 254. UFC fan favorite Dustin Poirier is reported …read more

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Report | Dustin Poirier turned down Michael Chandler fight out of loyalty to Tony Ferguson

UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier reportedly turned down a fight against Octagon newcomer Michael Chandler out of loyalty to Tony Ferguson. When the UFC announced this week that it signed the …read more

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Michael Chandler on UFC 254 backup role: 'Either I am who I say I am, or I'm not'

Michael Chandler is not short of confidence and is ready to test himself against the UFC’s lightweight elite.
Chandler, a former three-time Bellator lightweight champion, opted to sign with the UFC …read more

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Dana White says he is “very excited” about adding Michael Chandler to the UFC roster

UFC president Dana White says he is “very excited” about adding former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler to the UFC roster. On Thursday, White announced that the UFC has signed …read more

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Kevin Lee Doubts Michael Chandler Will Fare Well In The UFC

UFC lightweight contender, Kevin Lee doesn’t think former Bellator champion, Michael Chandler will fare well in the UFC. Dana White announced the former champion signed with the UFC on Thursday …read more

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It's all good if Michael Chandler gets an immediate UFC title shot | Opinion

As Michael Chandler gets set for what potentially could be a life-altering opportunity with the UFC, it’s worth taking a minute to remember he was half of the tandem who …read more

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Michael Chandler releases first statement since signing with the UFC

New UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler has released his first statement since leaving Bellator and signing with the UFC. Chandler is a former three-time Bellator lightweight champion and for years …read more

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Kevin Lee: Michael Chandler's potential UFC 254 title fight a way for UFC to 's--t on Bellator'

Kevin Lee thinks the UFC is being strategic by placing the newly signed Michael Chandler as a backup for the UFC 254 main event.
After testing free agency, Chandler (21-5 MMA, …read more

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Dana White explains why Michael Chandler got the call for UFC 254 instead of Tony Ferguson

Dana White announced some huge news for UFC 254 earlier today, but it did not involve former interim lightweight title holder Tony Ferguson. Instead the brash UFC boss confirmed that …read more

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Michael Chandler planning to prove he’s “the best 155er in the world” by signing with UFC

Michael Chandler is planning to prove to the world he is the best lightweight after signing with the UFC. Chandler is a three-time Bellator lightweight champion, and after knocking out …read more

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Kevin Lee shares interesting theory on why the UFC signed free agent Michael Chandler

UFC lightweight contender Kevin Lee shared an interesting theory on why the UFC signed prized free agent fighter Michael Chandler to a deal. UFC president Dana White announced on Thursday …read more

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Twitter reacts to ex-Bellator champ Michael Chandler signing with UFC

Twitter reacts to ex-Bellator champ Michael Chandler signing with UFC …read more

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UFC signs Michael Chandler, who will serve as Khabib vs. Gaethje back-up

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler is no longer a free agent. UFC president Dana White on Thursday revealed that the promotion had signed Chandler to act as a back-up …read more

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BREAKING: Michael Chandler Signs With UFC

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler has officially signed with the UFC. Dana White announced on Thursday’s SportsCenter that Michael Chandler is the newest member of the UFC roster and …read more

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MIchael Chandler will serve as backup for UFC 254 main event

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One of Bellator MMA’s greatest ever fighters is officially in the UFC. Michael Chandler is the latest former Bellator MMA lightweight champion to join …read more

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Michael Chandler Signs With UFC, Serves as Backup for UFC 254 Main Event

Ex-Bellator MMA champ Michael Chandler is now on the Ultimate Fighting Championship roster, and he is in prime position for a huge opportunity should things go his way. …read more

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Patricio Pitbull reacts to Michael Chandler’s UFC move

Bellator double champion Patricio Pitbull reacted to the news that his long-time rival Michael Chandler has signed with the UFC. On Thursday, UFC president Dana White announced that Chandler has …read more

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Michael Chandler signs with UFC, will serve as backup for Khabib-Gaethje at UFC 254

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler has signed with the UFC, and while he doesn’t have a fight yet, his first could be epic.
UFC president Dana White on Thursday said …read more

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Chandler signs with UFC, to back up title fight

Former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Michael Chandler has signed an exclusive contract with the UFC, and will serve as a potential backup to the company’s highly anticipated lightweight title fight …read more

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Michael Chandler signs with UFC, set to serve as backup for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje at UFC 254

Michael Chandler | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

It’s official. Michael Chandler is coming to the UFC.
The three-time Bellator lightweight champion has officially signed with the promotion according to UFC …read more

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Breaking: UFC signs Michael Chandler, former Bellator champ to serve as backup for UFC 254 main event

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler has officially signed with the UFC, and has already been tapped as an understudy for the UFC 254 main event. UFC 254 will be …read more

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Dustin Poirier wants the fight, but will Tony Ferguson get Michael Chandler instead?

Ferguson wants to fight Poirier next, but if the UFC can’t make that happen, would Ferguson take a different opponent? …read more

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Dana White confirms he’s had discussions with lightweight free agent Michael Chandler

UFC president Dana White has confirmed that he has held talks with popular free agent Michael Chandler. Fans and media members alike have been speculating over the future of Chandler …read more

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Gilbert Burns drops hint that Michael Chandler is UFC bound

Michael Chandler is arguably the most high-profile free agent in the sport right now and his teammate Gilbert Burns just dropped a massive hint that the long-time Bellator star is …read more

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