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Goiti Yamauchi ‘almost certain’ he will fight Michael Chandler again in MMA

Goiti Yamauchi lost a decision to Michael Chandler inside the Bellator cage. | Bellator

One of the best grapplers to ever share an MMA cage …read more

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Charles Oliveira Downplays Chandler’s Skill Set Ahead of UFC 262

Charles Oliveira is super confident he will become the new UFC lightweight champion on May 15. In the main event of UFC 262, Oliveira and Michael Chandler are set to …read more

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Posted on April 6, 2021, 7:16 pm By
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Dan Hooker Calls For Rafael dos Anjos Fight Next

Dan Hooker has his eyes on Rafael dos Anjos next time out. Hooker is coming off a first-round TKO loss to Michael Chandler at UFC 257, but still remains a …read more

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Posted on April 5, 2021, 6:46 pm By
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Michael Chandler Predicts First or Second Round KO Of Oliveira

Heading into his first UFC title fight, Michael Chandler is predicting a huge outcome. Michael Chandler has been in big situations before, but his next fight against Charles Oliveira could …read more

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Real or Not: Nate Diaz is a dangerous underdog; Michael Chandler's plans face big obstacle

Is Nate Diaz ready to shock the world? Will Charles Oliveira be the next lightweight champ? Our panel breaks it down. …read more

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Posted on April 5, 2021, 12:16 pm By
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Michael Chandler praises “combat sports icon” Conor McGregor, wants to fight him this winter

UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler praised “combat sports icon” Conor McGregor and said he wants to fight him in November or December. Chandler made his UFC debut earlier this year …read more

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Chandler says no way Oliveira submits him

Michael Chandler poses on Fight Island ahead of UFC 254. | Photo by Juan Cardenas/Zuffa LLC

UFC lightweight title challenge Michael Chandler says he has …read more

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Beneil Dariush ‘Shocked’ Michael Chandler Got Lightweight Title Shot

Beneil Dariush doesn’t think Michael Chandler should’ve gotten the lightweight title shot. When Chandler signed with the UFC, he was the backup fighter for the lightweight title fight at UFC …read more

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Posted on April 3, 2021, 6:46 pm By
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Scott Coker: Michael Chandler's title fight will be a Bellator vs. UFC matchup

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Scott Coker thinks Michael Chandler will be representing Bellator when he competes for the UFC title.
Chandler (22-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC) spent almost 10 years under the Bellator …read more

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Beneil Dariush ‘Shocked’ Michael Chandler Got Lightweight Title Shot

Beneil Dariush doesn’t think Michael Chandler should’ve gotten the lightweight title shot. When Chandler signed with the UFC, he was the backup fighter for the lightweight title fight at UFC …read more

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Posted on April 2, 2021, 7:16 pm By
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Michael Chandler Implies That Charles Oliveira Is A Quitter

Michael Chandler is basing his belief that he will break Charles Oliveira at UFC 262 on past evidence. Michael Chandler is on record in recently stating that he believes that …read more

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UFC 262 full fight card unveiled, including Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz

Las Vegas – For the first time in three years, a new UFC lightweight champion will be crowned as No. 3 ranked contender Charles Oliveira and No. 4 Michael Chandler vie for the vacant belt. Also, …read more

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Preview - Bellator 255: Pitbull vs Sanchez 2 kicks off Showtime era

Patricio Freire (blue gloves) celebrates with his championship belts after defeating Michael Chandler during Bellator 221 at Allstate Arena | Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

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Posted on April 2, 2021, 4:46 pm By
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Charles Oliveira respects Michael Chandler but ‘all he has is a heavy hand’ and ‘I’m not afraid of getting hit’

Charles Oliveira (pictured) gets his crack at the undisputed UFC lightweight belt after winning eight in a row | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

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Michael Chandler believes “there’s going to be a ton of pressure on” Dustin Poirier after passing over title shot

Michael Chandler thinks there will be a ton of pressure on Dustin Poirier in his trilogy fight against Conor McGregor. After Poirier scored a second-round TKO over McGregor at UFC …read more

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Beneil Dariush 'shocked' Michael Chandler got UFC 262 title fight spot

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Beneil Dariush was taken aback when Michael Chandler was announced for a UFC lightweight title fight in just his second octagon appearance.
Following the recent announcement Khabib Nurmagomedov …read more

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Pitbull says he would ‘embarrass Volkanovski: ‘He is not great at anything’

Patricio Pitbull after defeating Michael Chandler at Bellator 221 | Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Bellator’s two weight champion Patricio Pitbull thinks he would make easy …read more

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Michael Chandler predicts first-round KO over Charles Oliveira at UFC 262

UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler is predicting a first-round knockout win over Charles Oliveira when they meet on May 15 at UFC 262. Chandler and Oliveira meet in the main …read more

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Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire: UFC will have to ‘suck it up’ if Michael Chandler beats Charles Oliveira

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Two-division Bellator champion Patricio Pitbull believes he’s the best MMA fighter in the world. But he also thinks his former opponent …read more

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UFC 262: Chandler vs. Oliveira fight card finalized with 15 bouts

The vacant lightweight title will be contested between Michael Chandler (pictured) and Charles Oliveira at UFC 262. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Here’s the …read more

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Michael Chandler predicts he’ll break Charles Oliveira, move on to face Conor McGregor next

Michael Chandler has an inkling he’ll be facing the sport’s biggest star in his first title defense.
Chandler (22-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC) meets Charles Oliveira for the vacant lightweight title in …read more

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UFC 262 official fight card announced

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A 15-bout card including Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler for the vacant UFC lightweight title and a …read more

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Michael Chandler Envisions First Title Defense To Be Against McGregor

Even before competing for the vacant title against Charles Oliveira, Michael Chandler believes that a fight with Conor McGregor may serve as his first title defense after he takes care …read more

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Michael Chandler expects to have first UFC lightweight title defense against Conor McGregor

Michael Chandler believes he will fight Conor McGregor after he beats Charles Oliveira on May 15. In the main event of UFC 262, Chandler and Oliveira are set to fight …read more

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Chandler sees win vs. Oliveira, McGregor next

Fast-rising 155-pound contender Michael Chandler envisions a win over Charles Oliveira on May 15 for the lightweight title, and then facing Conor McGregor before the end of the year. …read more

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Islam Makhachev Believes Michael Chandler Is Undeserving Of Title Shot

The retirement of Khabib Nurmagomedov sent shockwaves through the lightweight division, and after the UFC announced the vacant title fight, Islam Makhachev thought Michael Chandler was undeserving of the title …read more

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Khama Worthy: ‘I’d knock Michael Chandler’s f*cking head off’

Lightweight finisher Khama Worthy (16-7) is back in action at UFC 260 this Saturday. And during his fight camp, his division’s next title bout was announced. At UFC 262 on …read more

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Patricio Freire hopes fans remember his knockout of Michael Chandler – and what he says it means

With two belts in his possession, every next fight is the biggest one of his career for Patricio Freire.
The Bellator lightweight and featherweight champion returns next month to put his …read more

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Charles Oliveira Predicts Counter KO Victory vs. Michael Chandler at UFC 262

Coming off an impressive sequence of eight straight wins, Charles Oliveira was recently confirmed to face ex-Bellator champion Michael Chandler for the vacant lightweight crown at UFC 262 on May …read more

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Islam Makhachev says Michael Chandler doesn’t deserve UFC lightweight title shot

Islam Makhachev says that divisional rival Michael Chandler doesn’t deserve to fight Charles Oliveira for the vacant UFC lightweight title. Last week, Makhachev’s good friend, former UFC lightweight champion Khabib …read more

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Justin Gaethje Comments On Being Passed Over For A Title Shot

Justin Gaethje thought he was getting a title shot against Michael Chandler, but the UFC had other plans. Late Thursday night the UFC announced some big changes in the lightweight …read more

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Charles Oliveira opens as favorite over Michael Chandler ahead of UFC 262 vacant title bout

Charles Oliveira | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Charles Oliveira is the front-runner to be declared “and new” in May.
The UFC lightweight title is officially vacant …read more

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Justin Gaethje reacts after losing out on Michael Chandler fight

Justin Gaethje has reacted after losing out on a proposed UFC matchup with Michael Chandler on May 15. Earlier this week it was reported that a bout between Gaethje and …read more

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UFC 262 Headed For Live Crowd In Houston

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The upcoming lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler at UFC 262 is headed to Houston, Tex., per …read more

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UFC 262 to take place in Houston, headlined by Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler

Charles Oliveira (pictured, blue gloves) fights Michael Chandler in the vacant lightweight championship headliner of UFC 262 on May 15 in Houston. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
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Video: Khabib Nurmagomedov retirement, Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler to crown new champion at UFC 262 reaction

After a crazy Thursday night full of news in the MMA world, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee react to Khabib Nurmagomedov officially closing the door on a …read more

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Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira opening betting odds released

The opening betting odds have been released for the upcoming vacant UFC lightweight title bout between Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira. The UFC officially announced this week that Chandler and …read more

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Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler Set For Vacant LW Title At UFC 262

Dana White has finally given up (for now) on Khabib returning from retirement, as the UFC has booked Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler to crown a new lightweight champion at …read more

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Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira to fight for vacant lightweight title at UFC 262

Khabib Nurmagomedov is officially the former UFC lightweight champion. “The Eagle” announced his retirement following his UFC 254 title defense against Justin Gaethje in October.

“Today I want …read more

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Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira react after booking lightweight title fight at UFC 262

Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira have shared their respective reactions after being booked to fight for the vacant UFC lightweight title at UFC 262. Earlier this evening, Dana White announced …read more

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Charles Oliveira, Michael Chandler to Vie for Vacant Lightweight Title on UFC 262

Minutes after the Ultimate Fighting Championship officially accepted Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement, it put together a fight for his vacant belt. …read more

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Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira set for vacant UFC lightweight title

Michael Chandler will be fighting for the UFC lightweight belt against Charles Oliveira. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Dana White has finally conceded that …read more

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With Khabib retired, Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler set for vacant title at UFC 262

Khabib Nurmagomedov officially has given up his UFC lightweight championship, but it won’t be vacant for long.
Lightweight contenders Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira are set to square off for the …read more

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Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira to determine new lightweight champion at UFC 262

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A new lightweight champion will be crowned when Michael Chandler faces off with Charles Oliveira at UFC 262 on May …read more

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Vacant UFC lightweight title fight set for UFC 262 featuring Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira

It’s official, Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired and vacated his lightweight crown. Now the UFC moves on to Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira. Late Thursday night a wave of news broke …read more

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White: Khabib retired; Chandler-Oliveira for title

UFC president Dana White confirmed that Khabib Nurmagomedov is officially retired and told ESPN the promotion is finalizing a lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler. …read more

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Michael Chandler has a sneaky suspicion that Khabib Nurmagomedov will retire with a record of “29-and-Chandler”

Michael Chandler has a sneaky suspicion that UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will retire with a record of “29-and-Chandler.” Chandler is one of the top lightweights in the world who …read more

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Michael Chandler believes given enough time he can convince Khabib Nurmagomedov to come out of retirement

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Michael Chandler understands the long game.
Just one fight into his UFC career, the three-time Bellator lightweight champion made a huge …read more

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Report | Justing Gaethje returns to the Octagon against Michael Chandler

An unbelievably exciting clash is in the works for the lightweight division as former title contender Justin Gaethje is going to lock horns with newly-signed Michael Chandler. The news was …read more

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Will Brooks Says He Could Jump Off The Couch & Beat Michael Chandler

Will Brooks knows Michael Chandler is one of the best lightweights alive, but is still confident he’d beat him. At UFC 257, Chandler scored a massive first-round TKO win over …read more

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Posted on March 3, 2021, 12:16 am By
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Will Brooks Says He Could Jump Off The Couch & Beat Michael Chandler

Will Brooks knows Michael Chandler is one of the best lightweights alive, but is still confident he’d beat him. At UFC 257, Chandler scored a massive first-round TKO win over …read more

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Posted on March 2, 2021, 10:16 pm By
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Will Brooks praises Michael Chandler, but confident he’d defeat him again: ‘He’s not hard to beat’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

After taking out Dan Hooker at UFC 257, Michael Chandler became an instant title contender at 155 pounds.
Will Brooks, one of …read more

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Kevin Lee: Michael Chandler Is Not A Top Contender At Lightweight

Kevin Lee is giving credit to Michael Chandler as an opportunist but not so much as an elite fighter in the UFC’s lightweight division. Michael Chandler’s UFC debut could not …read more

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Posted on February 24, 2021, 5:16 pm By
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Kevin Lee: Michael Chandler Is Not A Top Contender At Lightweight

Kevin Lee is giving credit to Michael Chandler as an opportunist but not so much as an elite fighter in the UFC’s lightweight division. Michael Chandler’s UFC debut could not …read more

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Posted on February 24, 2021, 2:46 pm By
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Michael Chandler offers support to Dan Hooker, believes they will fight again in the future

Michael Chandler has offered his support to Dan Hooker. Hooker recently posted on social media that he is back in New Zealand but in quarantine. He shared a photo of …read more

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Paulo Filho Predicts UFC Titles for Jon Jones at Heavyweight, Michael Chandler at Lightweight

Once considered to be among the Top 5 middleweights in the world between 2005 and 2008, former World Extreme Cage Fighting champion Paulo Filho analyzed the top of the UFC …read more

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UFC under fire for airing Black History Month special starring Michael Chandler

The UFC is under fire for running a Black History Month special starring lightweight contender Michael Chandler. February is recognized as Black History Month in the United States and several …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos Issues Stern Message to Michael Chandler: Get In Line

Rafael dos Anjos has a stern message for UFC newcomer Michael Chandler: not so fast. Back in November when Islam Makhachev pulled out of his UFC Vegas 14 headliner against …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos Issues Stern Message to Michael Chandler: Get In Line

Rafael dos Anjos has a stern message for UFC newcomer Michael Chandler: not so fast. Back in November when Islam Makhachev pulled out of his UFC Vegas 14 headliner against …read more

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White defends Oliveira’s decision to turn down Chandler bout

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Dana White defends Charles Oliveira’s decision to turn down a short notice fight with Michael Chandler at UFC 258. Charles …read more

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