Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler Officially Announced For June 29, Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier On June 1

Conor McGregor is set to make his return to UFC, the legendary MMA fighter will take on Michael Chandler on June 29 at UFC 303. The announcement was made by UFC president Dana White while addressing the press after a star-studded UFC 300 event on 14 April. Islam Makhachev to take on Dustin Poirier on June 1.
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Conor McGregor will mark his return to UFC 303. (Credits: UFC/X)

UFC president Dana White officially confirmed two huge matches in June, with Conor McGregor set for a return. The Mystic Mac will take on Michael Chandler on June 29, whereas Islam Makhachev will lock horns with Dustin Poirier on June 1 at UFC 302.
White while speaking to the media after a star-studded UFC 300 event on April 14 confirmed three marquee clashes for the month of June.
At UFC 302, the reigning lightweight champion Islam Makhachev will face Dustin Poirier, whereas Sean Strickland will lock horns with Paulo Costa in the co-main event that will take place in Newark, New Jersey. At UFC 303, Conor McGregor, almost three years after his last fight will return to face Chandler. The marquee clash will take place for 170 lbs category.
The fight between McGregor and Chandler has been in the pipeline for a while now. The bout will headline the UFC's annual International Fight Week in Las Vegas.
For the unversed, the Irish fighter has been away from the ring since his last fight against Dustin Poirier. McGregor broke his leg during the battle in 2021. Both Conor and Michael were coaches on "The Ultimate Fighter" in 2023, and there was massive speculation that their fight would conclude the reality show.
The Mystic Mac whose UFC record stands at 22-6 has only recorded one win since 2016 in UFC, and has only taken part in four matches, excluding his blockbuster faceoff against Floyd Mayweather in 2017. The 35-year-old became the first UFC fighter to hold two division titles at the same time, having won the lightweight belt while simultaneously carrying the featherweight crown.
On the other hand, Chandler has also been away from the ring since his submission defeat to Poirier, at UFC 281 in 2022. He had arrived in UFC in 2020, after winning the lightweight championship three times in Bellator. The 37-year-old has only lost to renowned names such as Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje as his current UFC record stands at 23-8.
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