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According to Dana White, the UFC is trying to set up a fight between top UFC contenders Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson. Dana White has said that the promotion is interested in making this matchup and both the parties are interested too but the fight is yet to be signed. No official event and location have been set for this event. The fight looks very intriguing on the paper and will be a great matchup if the fight does take place. UFC president Dana White revealed about the fight on Wednesday on a Q&A session on ESPN+.

Tony Ferguson vs Michael Chandler

Tony Ferguson is one of the best lightweights to have ever competed in the UFC. He debuted in 2008 and has been with the UFC since he won The Ultimate Fighter 13 in 2011. At current he is the no.7 ranked UFC lightweight. Recently he has faced a huge downfall in his UFC career. Before that, he was riding an amazing 12 fight winning streak and was schdueeld to fight for the undisputed title multiple times but all of those fights fell off.

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Tony Ferguson was scheduled to face Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC Lightweight Championship on April 18, 2020, at UFC 249. The fight got canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions. The fight was then moved to a further date and Khabib was replaced by Justin Gaethje. Gaethje defeated Tony Ferguson via TKO in the fifth round. This loss broke Tony’s 12 fight winning streak.

Since that loss, Tony Ferguson has lost another two fights against current champion Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush.

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.

In his last fight, he fought fellow lightweight title challenger Justin Gaethje at UFC 268. He lost a back and forth fight via decision. The fight was regarded as the Fight of the Year 2021 by various mixed martial arts media outlets and the UFC.

There’s no location for this fight but the speculations made by the fans the fight can take place at UFC 274 as it will also be featuring a lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • UFC eyeing Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson
  • Justin Gaethje vs Charles Oliveira set for UFC 274

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