Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler has signed with the UFC, and while he doesn’t have a fight yet, his first could be epic. UFC president Dana White on Thursday said on “SportsCenter” on UFC broadcast partner ESPN that Chandler (21-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is now in the UFC and that he will serve as a backup and potential replacement for the UFC 254 main event between lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) and interim champ Justin Gaethje (22-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC). UFC 254 takes place Oct.

Michael Chandler signs with UFC, will serve as backup for Khabib-Gaethje at UFC 254

September 17, 2020

Full fight card announced for Bellator Europe 8 in Milan

September 17, 2020

Full fight card announnced for Bellator Europe 8 in Milan

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September 16, 2020

MMA Junkie Radio weekly live stream on SportsCastr with Juan Archuleta

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Fabian Edwards, Costello van Steenis set for Milan showdown at Bellator Europe 8

September 15, 2020

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September 15, 2020

European middleweights Fabian Edwards, Costello van Steenis set for Milan showdown

September 15, 2020

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September 14, 2020

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September 14, 2020

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September 14, 2020

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September 14, 2020

Tyrell Fortune wants quick turnaround after ‘slip’ against Jack May at Bellator 245

September 14, 2020

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September 14, 2020

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