A new fight between Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje and “Iron” Michael Chandler has been announced in the UFC Lightweight Division. The bout is scheduled to take place at UFC 268 on November 6, 2021 in New York City.

Originally posted at https://twitter.com/BigMarcel24/status/1431213094127165442

Fighter form coming into this matchup

Gaethje’s last octagon appearance took place at UFC 254, where he was defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov via submission in a fight for the undisputed UFC Lightweight Championship. Gaethje was the moderate underdog in the fight, coming in at +225. The loss snapped a 4 fight winning streak and put Gaethje’s professional MMA record at 22-3.

In his most recent octagon appearance, Chandler was defeated by Charles Oliveira via KO/TKO at UFC 262 in a fight for the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship. Chandler was near even odds in the fight, coming in at +110. The loss snapped a 3 fight winning streak for Chandler. His professional MMA record currently sits at 22-6.

The AllStar will post opening betting lines when betting markets open.

Tale of the tape

Justin “The Highlight” Gaethjevs“Iron” Michael Chandler
32Age35
25Fights28
22Wins22
3Losses6
20KO’s14
3Subs7
5’11” (181cm)Height5’8″ (173cm)
70.0″ (178cm)Reach71.5″ (182cm)

Michael is a lifelong fight fan and martial artist. He has been in the MMA world for over a decade as an athlete and analyst. A consummate student of the game, Michael lives and breathes fight sports.