REPORT: Tony Ferguson Could Face Ex-Bellator Champ At UFC 254

Well, what a fight the UFC is trying to book involving Tony Ferguson at UFC 254.

So as most fans know by now, Ferguson won’t fight Dustin Poirier as expected at this event. ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reports that the promotion is trying to sign Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler, who is currently a free agent, in order to make this fight happen. 

It doesn’t hurt that Dana White said over the weekend that he likes Chandler after talking with him. 

REPORT: Tony Ferguson Could Face Ex-Bellator Champ At UFC 254

“One name that has been discussed is free agent Michael Chandler, the former Bellator lightweight champion who fought out his contract in early August,” ESPN reporter Ariel Helwani said. “The UFC is in advanced talks with Chandler, per sources, and is the front-runner to sign him, though a deal isn’t finalized just yet.”

Chandler is coming off back-to-back knockout victories over Sidney Outlaw and Benson Henderson. 

The event will take place on October 24, 2020 at Fight Island.