Tony Ferguson will take on Michael Chandler in huge clash at UFC 274

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Tony Ferguson will take on Michael Chandler in huge clash at UFC 274 as both lightweights aim to snap losing streaks to revive title hopes

  • Tony Ferguson has been on dreadful losing streak having lost three in a row 
  • El Cucuy is in desperate need of a win and will take on Michael Chandler next 
  • All-action fight will take place on May 7 at UFC 274 in Phoenix, Arizona  

Tony Ferguson will attempt to break his three-fight losing streak in a huge lightweight clash with Michael Chandler. 

Their fight has been announced for May 7 at UFC 274 in Phoenix and has the makings of a classic between two of the division’s entertainers. 

Ferguson looked like the coming force for some time but was never able to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov and ended up being badly beaten by Justin Gaethje. 

Michael Chandler will be back in action in May

Tony Ferguson is taking on the former Bellator star

Tony Ferguson (right) and Michael Chandler (left) will lock horns at UFC 274 

Ferguson has lost his last three fights and is in need of a win to get his career back on track

Ferguson has lost his last three fights and is in need of a win to get his career back on track

He then went on to lose against Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush convincingly but Chandler is in a similar boat. 

Having made a blistering start to life in the UFC with a first-round KO of Dan Hooker, the former Bellator champion then came up short against Oliveira in his title shot. 

He then fought an incredible three-rounder with Gaethje and came out with plenty of credit but victory to his name. 

If he is to revive hopes of another title run then this is a must-win for the 35-year-old. 

Chandler and Ferguson have been going back-and-forth on social media in recent weeks.  

Charles Oliveira dispatched Chandler in the second round of their title fight last year

Charles Oliveira dispatched Chandler in the second round of their title fight last year 

Ferguson wrote: ‘There’s my b****! UFC relayed your message saying you would be ready for me April / June. Looks like you’re trying to delay that ass-whoopin’ I owe ya for cutting in line, kid. 

‘It’s wrestling season, MF. Man up — Champ.’

Chandler promptly responded: ‘Oh Tony. There’s only a handful of guys in this game I truly respect…you’re one of them. 

‘Only because of your tenure, not your stature or your current presence in the division. I’ll beat you from bell to bell. Pray for a merciful ref. We shall see if this fight happens.’

Chandler had been chasing a fight with Conor McGregor and lavishing the Irishman with praise at every opportunity. 

But his charm offensive has not worked and, with McGregor still recovering, Ferguson is the man he’ll line up against. 

Ferguson survived a gruesome submission attempt from Beneil Dariush but lost the fight

Ferguson survived a gruesome submission attempt from Beneil Dariush but lost the fight 

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