Michael Chandler vs Dan Hooker has been confirmed

Talking on the latest episode of his talk-show ‘Beyond the Fight‘, Chael Sonnen mentions that Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker have verbally agreed to fight each other at UFC 257, and predicts a huge lightweight clash.

Sonnen, like a lot of us, seemed surprised by the fight and predicted that it was going to be Justin Gaethje instead of Dan Hooker.

Chandler, a former Bellator lightweight champion, recently signed with UFC in September this year.

He was also a backup for the much-awaited title bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.

However, his debut is now scheduled to come against New Zealand’s Hooker at UFC 257 in a month’s time from now.

Hooker boasts an MMA record of 20-9-0 and could be one of the toughest fights of Chandler’s career so far, who has an impressive 20-5-0 record himself.

Michael Chandler will fight Dan Hooker at UFC 257 in January 2021.
Michael Chandler is a three-time Bellator lightweight champion. (Instagram)

Chandler vs Hooker leaves only one possibility for Justin Gaethje

Chael Sonnen now believes that the fight between Chandler and Hooker has only left one possibility for Justin Gaethje.

That possibility, according to him, is a fight for ‘The Highlight’ against Brazilian lightweight, Charles Oliveira.

“That leaves us with Gaethje… and that only leaves Oliveira… Is that the match?”

If (and it’s a big ‘if’) that matchup does happen, then it will be a blockbuster fight. However, that is not what Oliveira has in mind for himself.

‘Do Bronx’, who is on a 8-fight winning streak, took to his Twitter account to let fans know who he has his eyes on next.

Oliveira stated that he would “no doubt” want to fight the winner of Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier instead of a match to become the number one contender.

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