United States: Michael Chandler is going to fight Justin Gaethje at UFC 268 in November. Both Michael Chandler and Justin Gaethje have agreed to fight against each other in November. UFC 268 is expected to take place on November 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Michael Chandler is a three-time Bellator Lightweight Champion and was the winner of the Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament. Last year, Michael Chandler got signed with UFC and in his very first fight against Dan Hooker, he defeated Hooker by TKO in the first round of his debut UFC fight.
After that Michael Chandler fought against Charles Oliveira for the UFC Lightweight title. In that fight, Oliveira defeated Michael Chandler by TKO to win the UFC Lightweight title.
Justin Gaethje is the current UFC Interim Lightweight champion. He defeated Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 to win the Interim title. After that Justin Gaethje was given a chance to win the UFC Lightweight title. Justin fought former UFC Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and at that fight, Khabib defeated Justin by submission.
So both Michael Chandler and Justin Gaethje lost their last fight and they will look to get back to the winning track. Their beef started when Michael Chandler during a live Instagram video said that, “I’ll tell you what, I’ve said Justin Gaethje’s name no less than 100 times since I’ve signed with the organization,”. “He has been asked to fight me three or four different times; every time he has declined.”
After these claims from Michael Chandler, Justin Gaethje lashed out in response and Gaethje said that Michael Chandler is talking out of his a. I was waiting for the bout agreement 3 weeks into camp and wake up to news his daddy Dana gave him the shot. He’s been out of commission since the KO. What am I missing? I’m on vacay and this fu*r is slandering my name. 3-4 times?
After this verbal fight, Both Michael Chandler and Justin Gaethje appear to have finally reached an agreement. They both will fight on the UFC 268 in November and now they just have to sign the fight agreement to make this official.