According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, UFC Lightweight’s Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler have agreed to a bout, and it’s targeted for UFC 268 in Madison Square Garden. If you don’t already know, this is an absolutely insane fight. Justin and Chandler are two of the biggest maniacs in the entire sport, and I say that in the most loving way possible. They’re two guys that hit like trucks, aren’t afraid to take a shot, and never take a step backward. This might just be a double knockout based on the sheer amount of wild punches that are gonna be thrown.
If the UFC doesn’t make this fight 5 rounds, they’re doing something wrong. Why let these two warriors beat the shit out of each other for 15 minutes when they can do it for 25? I know it’s kind of a weird line to walk making so many of these co-mains 5 rounds, but if this fight doesn’t deserve to be 5 rounds, I don’t know what does.
The UFC lightweight division is full of the sport’s biggest savages at the moment. There’s not a single fight to be made in this division that won’t involve both men spewing blood all over the cage in an all-out war. When you’ve got a division full of guys like Oliveria, Poirier, Chandler, Gaethje, Ferguson, McGregor, and more you really can’t go wrong in matchmaking. If Conor McGregor is the division’s 9th ranked guy, there’s a lot of talent. I cannot wait for this fight.