Michael Chandler, Justin Gaethje verbally comply with UFC 268 bout on Nov. 6
Fireworks are all however assured now at UFC 268.
Former UFC title challengers Michael Chandler and Justin Gaethje have verbally agreed to combat on the Nov. 6 pay-per-view. The occasion has no official location however is being focused for Madison Sq. Backyard in New York.
MMA Junkie confirmed the settlement with an individual near the state of affairs after UFC broadcast associate ESPN first reported the information Friday.
Chandler returns to the octagon after arising brief in opposition to Charles Oliveira for the vacant light-weight title again in Could at UFC 262. The previous Bellator champion joined the UFC in September 2020 after preventing out his contract with Bellator. He debuted with a first-round stoppage win over Dan Hooker after which fought Oliveira for the title, which Khabib Nurmagomadov vacated after retiring in October.
Gaethje hasn’t competed since being Nurmagomadov final title protection at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi. Gaethje was submitted by Nurmagomedov within the second spherical of their championship combat. Previous to the defeat, the 32-year-old was on four-fight wining streak.