Major UFC Announcements Post UFC300 - Conor McGregor, Islam Makhachev, Michael Chandler, Sean Strickland, Paulo Costa and More!a month ago
UFC President Dana White unveils big fights for the upcoming events, including Conor McGregor’s return and title defenses. Discover what’s next in the UFC!

Dana White Drops Major UFC Announcements after UFC300

Following the monumental UFC 300 event, UFC President Dana White dropped several bombshells during the post-fight press conference that promise to deliver more insane match-ups in the coming months. Key announcements included the return of Conor McGregor, a title defense by Islam Makhachev, and a critical middleweight bout featuring Sean Strickland vs. Paulo Costa.

Conor McGregor VS Chandler Officially Announced

Conor «The Notorious» McGregor is officially making a grand comeback to the Octagon at UFC 303, headlining International Fight Week on June 29. McGregor, the former two-division champion, last competed at UFC 264 where he suffered a leg injury against Dustin Poirier. His return fight pits him against TUF rival coach, Michael Chandler, a formidable opponent known for his explosive performances, setting up a much-anticipated welterweight rivalry.

Islam Makhachev Defends His Lightweight Title

In another major announcement, lightweight champion Islam Makhachev will defend his title against former interim champion Dustin Poirier at UFC 302 in Newark. Makhachev, coming off a spectacular year including a knockout win over Alexander Volkanovski, faces Poirier, who is fresh from a knockout win at UFC 299. This bout is poised to be a pivotal clash in the lightweight division, with Poirier aiming to seize the undisputed championship after two unsuccessful attempts.

Middleweight’s Most Anticipated Rivalry: Strickland vs. Costa

The middleweight division is set for a shakeup as former champion Sean Strickland takes on Paulo Costa in a five-round co-main event at UFC 302. On top of the viral trash-talk between the two, both fighters are known for their aggressive styles and finishing abilities, making this match a potential title eliminator and a highlight for fight fans.

Conclusion

The announcements made by Dana White signify a future of more historic MMA fights for the UFC fans, with star-studded lineups and potential career-defining battles. McGregor’s return, Makhachev’s title defense, and the Strickland vs. Costa bout are all set to captivate MMA fans around the world. As these fighters prepare to step into the Octagon, the anticipation for what could be some of the year’s greatest fights continues to build. Stay tuned for the latest updates and fight analyses!