“Here Is a Promise to You All!”- Michael Chandler Warns Justin Gaethje of Pure Violence When They Meet

Published 09/09/2021, 8:47 AM EDT
SAITAMA, JAPAN – DECEMBER 29: Michael Chandler and Sidney Outlaw compete in the bout during the Bellator Japan – Fedor v Rampage at Saitama Super Arena on December 29, 2019 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)


Michael Chandler is all set to face Justin Gaethje at the UFC 268 event. Many people expect this fight to be one of the best UFC fights of the year, as Chandler and Gaethje are both incredible fighters. This fight is very important for the lightweight division as the winner can expect to challenge for the title soon.

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Therefore, both fighters are preparing very hard for the fight. Chandler recently even took to Twitter to write about how he is ready for the fight and will give it his all. Chandler wrote, “Here is a promise to you all. I’m coming forward with reckless abandon. He will take the first backward step.”

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This statement means a lot, as Gaethje is known for his striking abilities and is not known to back down from a challenge. Therefore, it would be interesting to see if Chandler can live up to his promise.

‘Iron’ is coming into this fight on the back of a loss to Charles Oliveira. Chandler lost the fight for the UFC title against Oliveira at UFC 262 via a 2nd round TKO. This was just the second UFC fight of Chandler’s career, having made his UFC debut against Dan Hooker at UFC 257.

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Meanwhile, Gaethje is also coming into the fight on the back of a loss. ‘The Highlight’ had faced Khabib Nurmagomedov at the UFC at the UFC254 event and lost that fight via a2nd round submission. Gaethje has not competed since and would love to come back with a victory.

What to expect from the fight between Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler?

Justin Gaethje is one of the most feared fighters in the lightweight division. The fighter has won 19 of his fights via knockout and is considered one of the best strikers in the division. Therefore, many people believe that Chandler will have a tough time dealing with Gaethje’s lighting quick hands and his takedown defense.

However, Chandler is no slouch as well and had shown his incredible fighting skills against Hooker. However, the former Bellator champion should still watch out for Gaethje’s incredible power. While this fight may be tough to call, it surely is going to be a treat to watch when these two talented fighters compete inside the Octagon.

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Who do you think will win the fight between Chandler and Gaethje? Let us know in the comments.

 

 

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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