Conor McGregor is set to make his much-anticipated return to the UFC later this year. He will be facing American fighter Michael Chandler. McGregor has been out of action since July 2021 when he fractured his tibia and fibula during his fight against Dustin Poirier. This marks his second longest period without an MMA bout, with his last win being over three years ago. McGregor will be fighting at welterweight, with Chandler bulking up to match his new physique. Victory for McGregor would put him on a path to dethrone Brit star Leon Edwards. Let us discuss about Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler, date, time, face off, rankings. Also read: Who is Conor McGregor Girlfriend? Know all about Dee Devlin
Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler Date and Time
The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Chandler will premiere on May 30 with 12 episodes, concluding on August 15. The show will air on ESPN and ESPN+ in the US at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT, while UK fans can watch live on UFC Fight Pass or on a one-day delay on BT Sport. Canadian fans can tune in live on TSN, RDS and UFC Fight Pass, and Indian fans can catch the season live on UFC Fight Pass.
Fans in Australia and New Zealand can watch TUF 31 on ESPN, but with a one-day delay, airing on Wednesdays. The cast includes 16 fighters, eight of whom are UFC veterans and eight are newcomers. Brad Katona, a previous TUF champion, will be one of the castmates. He won the featherweight portion of TUF 27 in 2018. Also read: Who is Michael Chandler wife? Know all about Brie Willett
Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler will fight later this year, on December 16 at Las Vegas.
|United Kingdom||Wednesday, June 7|
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When will the Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler meet in the octagon?
UFC president Dana White hopes to schedule the bout before the end of 2023, but some fans doubt if McGregor will even return to the octagon or fight Chandler. McGregor needs to return to USADA’s drug testing pool before he can officially book a fight, but the anti-doping agency recently suggested that his return to testing is imminent. Doubts about McGregor’s intentions increased after his appearance at the F1 Monaco Grand Prix. Also read: Amanda Nunes Net worth 2023, UFC Salary, Endorsements, Houses, Cars Collection, Etc.
Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler Faceoff
Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler will fight later this year, on December 16 at Las Vegas . McGregor is returning to the octagon after more than two years, following his loss to Dustin Poirier in July 2021. Both fighters have won only one of their previous four fights and are aiming to get back to consistently winning. The fight is significant for the lightweight division, as both fighters are looking to get into title contention.
Conor McGregor is currently an unranked UFC fighter as of 2023, due to inactivity. If he returns to fight again in 2023, and wins, he will likely become top 15 ranked once again. But we don’t yet know if that will be at Lightweight, or Welterweight weight class.
Michael Chandler is ranked No. 5 and competes in the Lightweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Both fighters have had impressive careers, with McGregor holding a record of 22 wins and five losses, and Chandler with a record of 22 wins and five losses as well. It remains to be seen if these two fighters will ever face off in the octagon, but if they do, it would surely be an exciting matchup for fans of the sport.
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