Former UFC lightweight title challenger Justin Gaethje reveals that he has been promised a guaranteed title shot by the UFC if Justin can get a KO win over Michael Chandler at UFC 268. At UFC 268 former lightweight title challengers Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler will go toe-to-toe and the winner of this fight might be fighting for the title next. Justin Gaethje previously for the title against Khabib Nurmagomedov and lost the fight via second-round submission. Michael Chandler is coming off a second-round TKO loss against the new lightweight champion Charles Oliveira.
Now before the highly anticipated fight between Justin Gaethje and Chandler, Justin Gaethje has stated that UFC will be rewarding him with a title shot if he can secure a KO win over Chandler in their fight at UFC 268.
“Chandler is fast, explosive. He has no control or influence on how I’ll fight. I’ll step backward if I want to and I’ll step forwards, sideways whenever I want to,” Gaethje said on the second episode of the UFC 268 embedded. “What he says about me and fighting is irrelevant. When I go out there and knock him out I’m guaranteed a title shot after that. It’s everything that I’m trying to get.”
Justin Gaethje last fought against Khabib at UFC 254 in October of 2020. It’s more than a year since his last fight. Before the loss against Khabib, Gaethje was riding an amazing four-fight winning streak with all the winning coming by stoppages. Michael Chandler won his debut UFC fight against Dan Hooker at UFC 257 by a first-round TKO win. The lightweight division in the UFC is one of the most stacked divisions in the promotion.
At UFC 267, Islam Makhachev defeated Dan Hooker by first-round submission. He has now climbed up the ranking and is asking for a title shot. Beniel Dariush is also riding an amazing winning streak with his recent win over Tony Ferguson he is now claiming a shot at the title. At UFC 269 the current lightweight champion Charles Oliveira is set to make his first title defense against the no.1 contender in the division Dustin Poirier. This fight will be Dustin’s second shot at the undisputed title. Dustin is coming off a TKO win over former champion Conor Mcgregor.
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- Justin Gaethje is to get a title shot if he scores a KO win over Michael Chandler
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