Dana White announced the signing of Michael Chandler and is his booking as the backup for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.
On Thursday's edition of Fightful Fix, we explore the ins-and-outs of Chandler's signing. Is it in Chandler's best interest to dive straight into a title fight after jumping over from Bellator? What other fights would have made sense for the three-time champion? What does this mean for Tony Ferguson? It is a highly unusual situation to have a debutant fight for a UFC world title but that is exactly what could happen at UFC 254.
UFC 254 takes place on Saturday, October 24 from Fight Island, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The card is headlinde by Nurmagomedov and Gaethje, and also boasts Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Yair Rodriguez, and Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier. Keep up with Fightful for all your fight night coverage.
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