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UFC Reportedly Adding Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler to UFC 268

August 3, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

A lightweight fight between Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler is reportedly on the card for UFC 268. ESPN reports that according to multiple sources, both sides have agreed to the fight, which is being targeted for the November 6th Madison Square Garden-set event.

Contracts have not yet been signed and the UFC has yet to officially announce the date or location for the show.

Gaethje is coming off a loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 in November, which was Nurmagomedov’s final fight before he retired. Chandler is coming off a loss to Charles Oliveira in the bout to determine a new champion after Nurmagomedov’s retirement.

Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington for the welterweight title will main event the show.