UFC 268: Justin Gaethje-Michael Chandler Could Be Fight Of The Night
UFC 268 has a possible "Fight of the Year" bout as lightweight contenders Michael Chandler and Justin Gaethje square off.
We get a couple great championship rematches at UFC 268.
But the “Fight of the Night” could go to another bout.
UFC 268 takes place this Saturday night live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Colby Covington challenges Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title.
And in the co-main event, Rose Namajunas defends her strawweight title vs. Zhang Weili.
Both of those are incredible rematches that could leave the fans standing on their feet.
However, further down the card is one incredible fight.
Michael Chandler and Justin Gaethje will meet in a battle of lightweight powers. And former champions in their own right.
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Chandler, the 35-year-old former Bellator titleholder, is coming off a tough loss to Charles Oliveira in May.
At the time, Chandler appeared poised to claim the vacant title. However, in the second round, he got caught and finished.
The loss snapped a three-fight win streak for Chandler. During that run, he made his Octagon debut with a first round TKO of Dan Hooker.
As for Gaethje, the former World Series of Fighting champion won the interim belt with a finish of Tony Ferguson. But at UFC 254 in 2020, he was stopped by Khabib Nurmagomedov in the unification match.
Overall, Gaethje has been running over UFC foes, earning wins vs. Ferguson, Donald Cerrone, Edson Barboza and James Vick after losses to Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez.
These are both guys who love to go for the finish, have excellent wrestling and are true fighters of the sport.
Expect nothing short of fireworks inside MSG.