Justin Gaethje won the war of lightweight kamikazes last night (Sat., Nov. 6, 2021) at UFC 268 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, as “Highlight” outpointed Michael Chandler over the course of three insanely exhilarating rounds to earn the unanimous decision nod.
Both lightweights came out firing as advertised and landed brutal leg kicks on one another. Chandler ended up catching Gaethje with some heavy power shots that wobbled the former title challenger. Gaethje returned the favor in Round 2 to knock Chandler to the canvas and nearly finish the fight. Chandler somehow recovered and the wild affair went into the third.
The final frame saw Chandler do his best zombie impression and stalk Gaethje down with last ditch power shots. Gaethje ate them and landed crisp punches in return that whipped Chandler’s head back. Chandler would also land a slamming takedown but it wasn’t enough to sway the judges.
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