Michael Chandler, Justin Gaethje fight to stay in lightweight title picture

mixed martial arts Addict expert Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s leading bouts. Today, we take a look at the included primary card bout at UFC 268.

Previous Bellator light-weight champ Michael Chandler (22-6 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 1-1 UFC) handles previous UFC interim champ Justin Gaethje (22-3 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 5-3 UFC) in an essential match at 155 pounds. The winner will remain in the light-weight title photo and might be next in line to combat the December winner in between champ Charles Oliveira and previous interim champ Dustin Poirier.

Gaethje is a -220 preferred at Tipico; the return on Chandler is +170.

Gaethje is coming off a title marriage loss to previous champ Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2020. Prior to that, he had 4 straight knockout wins. The previous WSOF champ has 9 post-fight benefit awards in his 8 UFC battles.

After a bonus-winning knockout of Dan Hooker in his advertising launching after pertaining to the UFC from Bellator, Chandler battled Oliveira for the uninhabited title in Might, however was knocked out 19 seconds into the 2nd round.

UFC 268 occurs Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The primary card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNews/ESPN+ and early prelims on ESPN+.

Have a look at the video above for Tom’s breakdown of the battle and forecast.

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