Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler just finished filming for the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter, Season 31. Fans are excited about this season more than any other in recent years because it features former UFC fighters and is led by McGregor and Chandler. The two champions are expected to face off in a highly anticipated match later this year.
Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler will have a few confrontations before they fight. We now know about the first faceoff between them. McGregor posted some pictures on Sunday where he is facing off with Chandler. This happened while they were coaching on The Ultimate Fighter season 31.
TUF 31: McGregor and Chandler Go Head-to-Head in Intense Face Off
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 19, 2023
Traditionally, the faceoffs between coaches occur towards the end of filming when the finalists for the show have been selected. At this point, the coaches would step into the cage and square off before their ultimate showdown. Presently, McGregor and Chandler are scheduled to battle it out later this year, however, the exact date and location remain unknown. Mcgregor expects their fight to happen at 170 pounds, but the UFC hasn’t made any official announcements about the matchup, including the weight class.
The filming for the reality show ended recently after a brief production schedule. Conor McGregor coached for the second time after competing against Urijah Faber in season 22 of The Ultimate Fighter. This will mark Chandler’s coaching debut in the show, as he recently joined the UFC roster after a long stint in Bellator MMA.
TUF 31 will have a cast of lightweights and bantamweights, featuring both UFC veterans and rookies.