Michael Chandler is set to meet Tony Ferguson at UFC 274 later in May. Chandler, whose career stats are 1-2 in UFC, last fought Justin Gaethje at UFC 268, which took place last November.
The former Bellator champion has had a good career and keeps fans on their toes. However, the move to UFC did not bode well for Chandler after losing to Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje. He now wants to overcome his unhappiness as he takes on Ferguson.
Chael Suns however, says Tony shouldn’t be fired just yet. On his YouTube channel, Charl says: “I don’t think Tony’s best days are behind him and I don’t think Tony looked rusty in his last fight. I didn’t see a fighter that was underpowered or that had slowed down or lost power, lost timing.”
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Chael Sonnen draws similarities between Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson’s opponents
Ferguson is also stuck in a rut. After twice losing to Oliveira and Beneil Dariush, Ferguson was overpowered by his opponents while pinned to the ground and Sonnen has predicted Chandler will not resort to grappling if the two fight.
Sonnen explains in his video what a play-by-play between the two could be, “You can bet Chandler has no plans to come out and toss left and right with Tony all night. He’ll throw left, follow right to get in close, to get to a double leg, to pick it up, to put it down, because that’s what he’s seen the last few opponents do.
He goes on to say “I’ll admit there was one thing in common with those fights, which was a position, and it was wrestling — which happens to be something Michael Chandler is pretty good at.”
Said fight is scheduled to take place on May 7th at the Footprint Center in Phoenix.
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