Michael Chandler Gets Ben Askren Treatment

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Michael Chandler

Who Is Michael Chandler?

Long time Bellator fighter Michael Chandler has become a Free Agent, and it seems Uncle Dana has his eye on Chandler. He is an accomplished fighter when it comes to Bellator. And some “people” question if he would be successful in the UFC… I’m “people”. I have stated he won’t beat a top-five opponent in the UFC LW division, and possibly not even a top ten opponent.

Who Could He Beat?

Using World MMA Rankings, Ill break down the top 20 UFC LW fighters if I think they could or couldn’t beat Michael Chandler.

Guys That Beat Chandler

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov
  • Dustin Poirier
  • Justin Gaethje
  • Dan Hooker
  • Tony Ferguson
  • Conor Mcgregor
  • Paul Felder
  • Charles Oliveira
  • Diego Ferreria
  • Islam Makhachev
  • Beneil Dariush

Toss Up Fights

  • Al Iaquinta
  • Kevin Lee
  • Drew Dober
  • Gregor Gillespie

Chandler Wins

  • Alexander Hernandez
  • Leonardo Santos
  • Renato Carnerio
  • Brad Riddell
  • Scott Holtzman

So, in reality, Chandler seems to be a top ten guy in the UFC. We also thought Ben Askren would give Kamaru Usman a run for his money. The level of competition in the UFC is just so much greater than in other organizations it really is hard to gauge a fighter’s abilities until they are in the octagon. But to be completely honest I see Chandler getting the Ben Askren Treatment and thrown to the wolves. In theory, a fight against Dustin Poirier seems natural and enticing. In practiced Id bet a first-round KO win for The Diamond.

Knocked Out

Michael Chandler will be Ben Askren 2.0

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