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McGregor set to return against Chandler

Published on April 16, 2024
Updated on April 18, 2024
Written by Chris

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McGregor set to return against Chandler
  • Notorious to return against Chandler at UFC 303
  • Welterweight bout on June 29
  • McGregor’s first fight since leg injury against Poirier

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After a three-year absence from the Octagon, Conor McGregor is set to make his highly anticipated return at UFC 303 on June 29 in Las Vegas. McGregor will face off against Michael Chandler in a welterweight bout, marking his first fight since his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier ended due to a leg injury.

McGregor’s MMA career boasts 22 wins and six defeats. Meanwhile, Chandler has competed in 31 bouts, securing 23 wins and suffering eight losses.

The confirmation of this bout followed UFC 300 in Las Vegas, with the fight scheduled for five rounds as part of International Fight Week.

During the UFC 300 press conference, UFC CEO Dana White explained the timing behind the matchup. He mentioned that while Chandler has been ready, McGregor had prior obligations to address. White emphasised the importance of McGregor being fully prepared for the fight and highlighted McGregor’s commitment to the UFC, describing him as a great partner who is dedicated to the sport.

With McGregor’s return and the matchup against Chandler, UFC 303 promises to be an event fans won’t want to miss. 

Betting Implications

McGregor is a former UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Champion and has fought at welterweight three times before, winning two and losing one. The Irishman is a legend of the the sport, however, after such a long lay-off quotations will be asked over whether he will be able to hit his previous levels. Chandler has lost three of his last four bouts. At the time of writing BetVictor make McGregor favourite st 4/5 with Chandler at 1/1.

Conor McGregor4/5
Michael Chandler1/1
Odds correct as of 15:00 on 15.04.24. Odds subject to change.

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Chris is a former athlete and a qualified PE teacher. He is a keen football fan, watching many matches at different levels throughout the season, and enjoys following many different sports. With betting and sports sites, he has a keen eye for detail and can to highlight positives and negatives for users. His experience in sport as a performer, teacher, writer and fan allows him to see things from many different perspectives. Editorial Promise