It was recently brought to the publics attention that Michael Chandler’s Bellator contract had expired, and he was likely to seek a new challenge elsewhere.
Chandler is one of Bellators most respected athletes, and was previously their Lightweight Champion.
He has a record of 21-5, with wins over Benson Henderson, Eddie Alvarez, Patricky Friere and many more.
When UFC President, Dana White was asked where Chandler would fit in his Lightweight Division, he said among the top. This couldn’t be any more true, as earlier today, Dana White has announced that not only has he signed Chandler to the UFC, but he is a back up replacement for the Lightweight Championship bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.
This means that if one of those fighters is to pull out, which is very possible during the Covid 19 pandemic, then Chandler’s debut could be for UFC gold.
If that’s not his next fight, it could be anybody else in the top 10, and fans can’t wait to see how he performs against the worlds best.
Michael Chandler has officially signed with UFC, Dana White announced on @SportsCenter.— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 17, 2020
Chandler will serve as a backup fighter for the #UFC254 main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje. pic.twitter.com/7zs1dRwMK1
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