UFC 268 Results – Justin Gaethje Out-points Michael Chandler In Potential Fight Of The Year Contender

The UFC 268 main Card was lit from the first fight to the last and putting the two toughest Lightweights Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler, who both delivered non stop action and gave their all at the Madison Square Garden on November 7th. live on Pay-Per-View.

Gaethje and Chandler battered and bloodied one another through 15 minutes. Both had the opportunities to end the fight early but eventually the fight had to be determined by the judges, who favoured Gaethje with of 29-28, 29-28, and 30-27 score.

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Gaethje (23-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Chandler (22-7 MMA, 1-2 UFC) both met at the Center of the Octagon and immediately began to trade shots, targeting the head with punches and after a while began using kicks to pepper themselves but that didn’t last long as they eventually retired to their head hunting. Gaethje landed a big right hand but that was reciprocated moments later by Chandler.

Chandler sent Gaethje into shaky legs with a combination, refusing to back-down, despite a reduced output from Gaethje. Gaethje quickly stopped his momentum by returning fire and hurting him to the delight of the spectators. Chandler then attempted a take down but Gaethje defended well. It was evident, both fighters were already bleeding before the end of the round.

Chandler started the second round working behind the jab and was contented doing so till the head hunting Gaethje connected a big shot that dropped Chandler but the latter was able to scramble to a clinch to avoid the stoppage.

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Chants of Gaethje was heard every were in the arena as the fight headed into the final round. Both fighters still giving their all battered one another as they both looked for a stoppage before Chandler lifted Gaethje up and slammed him but Gaethje rolled out immediately to avoid a ground and pound. The both gave their all till the final bell.

Gaethje made it back to the win column, bouncing back from his Lightweight championship loss to the now retired Khabib Nurmagomedov. The win will possibly put him back in a good position for a possible title shot.

UFC Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira will defend the strap next month against Top contender Dustin Poirier at UFC 269 and after that, Gaethje could be the next possible challenger for the strap.

Former Bellator Champion Michaels Chander has now gone two straight fights without a win and has 1 – 2 UFC record. However, he started his UFC career with a First round knockout victory over Dan Hooker but fell shot after he and Oliveira battled for the Vacant Lightweight championship and now against Gaethje.

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