Lightweight action fighters Tony Ferguson and Michael Chandler will go head-to-head on the UFC 274: “Oliveira vs. Gaethje” pay-per-view (PPV) main card TONIGHT (Sat., May 7, 2022) at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Ariz., a battle that could send one combatant into title lightweight contention — and the other back to the 155-pound drawing board.
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The 38 year-old Ferguson (25-6) was once considered the second-best contender in the lightweight division, racking up 12 straight wins with nine nasty finishes. Then came a dreadful three-fight losing streak that sent the visibly shopworn “El Cucuy” tumbling to No. 7 in the official rankings.
The 22-7 Chandler, 35, burst onto the scene with a thunderous knockout victory over Dan Hooker. “Iron” would drop his next two fights against Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje but the losses did little to hurt his overall stock, thanks to a pair of post-fight performance bonuses. Chandler is currently ranked two spots above Ferguson at No. 5.
Depending on how long this fight lasts it’s an early favorite for “Fight of the Night.”
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