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McGregor to face Chandler at UFC 303 in June, says White


Conor McGregor will return to the cage against Michael Chandler on June 29, three years after breaking his left leg in a fight against Dustin Poirier, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White said.

The welterweight fight would headline UFC 303 in Las Vegas, White told reporters after Saturday’s UFC 300 event.

Ireland’s McGregor (22-6) has not fought since a clean fracture of his tibia led to a second straight TKO loss to Poirier in July 2021. The injury forced the former featherweight and lightweight champion of the UFC to undergo surgery.

Former Bellator lightweight champion Chandler (23-8) also lost to fellow American Poirier in his last fight in November 2022.

The fight has been talked about by the UFC for more than a year, with McGregor and Chandler coaching opposing teams on their MMA-based reality show, “The Ultimate Fighter,” last year.

McGregor announced the same date and opponent for his next fight in a video posted on X last December, calling it “the greatest comeback of all time.”


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