Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler Confirmed For UFC 281

One of the most epic lightweight matchups available in the UFC is set for MSG.

Dustin To Face Chandler
Dustin To Face Chandler - Image via @mikechandlermma @dustinpoirier Instagram

Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler is confirmed for UFC 281 in November.

A middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira is the headliner of the ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV) card; Chandler vs. Poirier’s exact positioning is not known. For the co-main event, Carla Esparza and Zhang Weili will fight for the strawweight title.

Dustin Poirier Set To Face Michael Chandler

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto has confirmed the matchup via a report on Twitter. UFC Chief Business Officer Hunter Campbell reportedly confirmed the matchup.

The fight will be three rounds and take place from Madison Square Garden on pay-per-view (PPV) at UFC 281.

In addition to the fight, Michael Chandler has also signed a new multi-fight deal with the UFC.

Check out the report here:

This fight has been several weeks in the making, since Poirier and Chandler found themselves in a confrontation at UFC 276 in the crowd.

The pair have been exchanging barbs ever since, expressing interest in settling their differences inside the Octagon once and for all.

Now, they’ll get that chance on November 12. Poirier recently had a three-fight win streak snapped in December. 

Charles Oliveira forced Poirier to submit in the third round of their UFC 269 bout in December for the lightweight title.

As for Chandler, he just ended a two-fight losing skid by picking up a great victory against Tony Ferguson. 

Chandler caught Ferguson with a spectacular front kick to the face at UFC 274 in May. He was the first man to render Ferguson unconscious in his career.

Now, two of the most proven finishers in the lightweight division will go head-to-head for a shot to get back into the 155-pound title picture.

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