UFC 274 gets an amazing fight added to its card as former UFC title challenger Michael Chandler will be facing one of the best lightweights of all time Tony Ferguson. UFC 274 takes place on May 7 at Footprint Center in Phoenix with the main card that airs on pay-per-view following prelims likely to air on ESPN and stream on ESPN+. The card is going to be headlined by the much anticipated lightweight championship fight between Charles Oliveira and the no.1 contender Justin Gaethje. Now the UFC 274 card gets an intriguing matchup between two of the best fighters in the division between Tony Ferguson and Michael Chandler.
Michael Chandler is a three-time Bellator Lightweight Champion and was the winner of the Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament. Michael Chandler entered into the UFC in 2021 as the hottest prospect in the lightweight division. In his debut fight, he fought and defeated Dan Hooker in round one via TKO.
Michael Chandler faced Charles Oliveira for the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship, after former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retired. The duo headlined UFC 262 on May 15, 2021. Although he managed to knockdown Oliveira in the first, Chandler lost the fight via technical knockout early in the second round.
Tony Ferguson, recently has faced a huge downfall in his UFC career. Before that, he was riding an amazing 12 fight winning streak and was scheduled to fight for the undisputed title multiple times but all of those fights fell off.
Tony Ferguson faced Justin Gaethje at UFC 249. He lost that fight via TKO in the fifth round. Since that loss, he has been facing a huge rough patch in his career. He is coming off back-to-back losses against Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush. He will be entering the fight against Chandler while riding a three-fight losing streak.
Michael Chandler in his last interview said that even if he gets a win over Tony Ferguson it won’t be much beneficial for him. But this match will be very important from Tony Ferguson’s point of view as another loss in the UFC will put his career in jeopardy.
UFC 274 Card:
- Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje – For the lightweight title
- Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson
- Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux
- Blagoy Ivanov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
- Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon
- Macy Chiasson vs. Norma Dumont
- Ariane Carnelossi vs. Loopy Godinez
- Kleydson Rodrigues vs. CJ Vergara
- Danny Roberts vs. Francisco Trinaldo
- Brandon Royval vs. Matt Schnell
- Randy Brown vs. Khaos Williams
- Michael Chandler vs Tony Ferguson is set for UFC 274
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