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Dana White wants to host Dan Hooker vs Michael Chandler on Duel Island

According to Dana White chairman, although not officially, but UFC has been planning the battle between Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler at “Island duel” (Fight Island) in a few weeks.

Earlier this year, the UFC planned to hold three major events with well-known punches. However, due to the complicated situation of Covid-19, the events have not been able to close enough battles and the organizers are urgently contacting the boxers to “tie up”.

Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira were a pair that was intended to add to those events, but Charles was unable to squeeze the weight into the allotted time frame. Dana White immediately mentioned Dan Hooker.

Battle of Dan Hooker vs. Dan Hooker Michael Chandler was once again confirmed

White did not specify which event to arrange this matchup, but it is highly likely that it will become a Co-Main Event with Dusin Poirier vs. Dusin. Conor McGregor 2 at UFC 257. Before that, Dan Hooker also sent a challenge invitation to Michael Chandler. Just received the defeat against Dustin Poirier at the end of June last year, Dan wants to regain his form with a victory over rookie veteran from Bellator.

Battle of Dan Hooker vs. Dan Hooker Michael Chandler was once again confirmed

Speaking of Michael Chandler, though he just entered the UFC late last year at UFC 254 as the backup for Khabib vs. Gaethje, you are quickly expected to become one of the brightest contenders for the light championship belt.

Chandler defeated Benson Henderson at Bellator 243

Chandler has won the Bellator light championship title three times and his most recent victories have been beautiful, decisive KOs, knocking out opponents in the first half. Both are punches with a beautiful attack, the pair Chandler and Hooker hope to bring the audience intense and satisfying matches in the near future.

Michael Chandler agrees to broadcast Dan Hooker at UFC 257

It is expected that UFC will make an official announcement in the next few days about adding the match to the breakfast event on January 24 next year. If officially happens, the match Michael Chandler vs. Dan Hooker will increase the attractiveness of UFC 257 next to the leading match Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier.

Having joined the UFC since October, former light king Michael Chandler has not been able to find a competitor to launch the tournament since the reserve match for Khabib vs. Match Gaethje at UFC 254.

For this reason, Dan Hooker proactively sent an invitation to Chandler, an Australian boxer hoping to score points with a win, since his defeat against Dustin Poirier last June.

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Island Duel welcomes two UFC blockbusters back from late September

Starting from the UFC 253 event at the end of September, UFC will return to “Fight Island” with a series of blockbuster matches.

According to the announcement from the UFC, the event UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa on September 27 (Vietnam time) will officially return to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE, opening the match at “Fight Island”.

Led by the Israeli Adesanya vs. Match Paulo Costa will contend for the mid-tier championship, UFC 253 has now announced eight scheduled matches to appear at the event.

In the main match (Co-Main Event), the owner of the heavyweight throne will be decided by the match between American puncher Dominick Reyes and “Polish Prince” Jan Blachowicz. Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa lead the UFC 253, which was the first event to return to Duel Island.

The next four nights of UFC matches

Following UFC 253, the next four nights of UFC matches will also be held on Yas Island with 3 Fight Nights and 1 highlight event: UFC 254 – the event is predicted to have the list of the year’s greatest boxers.

UFC 254’s Main Card was led by the light belt match. The defending champion Khabib Nurmagomedov returns after a period of absence due to his father’s funeral, “Dagestan Eagle” will encounter temporary belt holder Justin Gaethje in the battle of reunification.

With the remaining 5 matches in the Main Card revealed, UFC 254 is expected to have the service of 2 former champions, 3 boxers who hold temporary belts, and 1 defending champion. Khabib Nurmagomedov himself had to praise the quality of this match.

UFC 254 ended series of events phase 2 with a group of terrible boxers.

Under the difficulty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UFC has foreseen plans to organize until the end of the year with belt battles stretching from UFC 253 to UFC 256 December this year.

In which, the most awaited are the two main matches between Adesanya vs. Adesanya. Costa and Khabib vs. Gaethje. There is the presence of 3 punchers who are holding the victory, and the faces are all punchers with positive fighting style, UFC 253 and UFC 254 are blockbusters that will take place soon.