UFC 257: “McGregor vs. Poirier 2” took place Jan. 24, 2021, inside Etihad Arena on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The pay-per-view (PPV) card featured two Lightweight matches that Dana White was hoping would lure Khabib Nurmagomedov out of retirement: Conor McGregor (22-4) vs. Dustin Poirier (27-5, 1 NC) and Dan Hooker (20-9) vs. Michael Chandler (22-4).
While neither bout seemed to have what “The Eagle” was looking for despite two spectacular finishes, “Iron” Mike Chandler certainly had what UFC was looking for. The three-time Bellator MMA Lightweight champion had repeatedly proved himself with win after win, finish after finish, and knockout after knockout during his Bellator MMA tenure.
Before Chandler had even run out the clock on his Bellator contract, the promotion had put together a package showcasing some of his greatest stoppages inside the cage. See how these compare to the performance he put on against Hooker.
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