UFC 268 airs this weekend from Madison Square Garden on Saturday, November 6. There is a five-bout main card headlined by a welterweight title fight between the champion Kamaru Usman and the challenger Colby Covington. The co-main event is a women’s strawweight title fight between Rose Namajunas and Zhang Weili.
The third fight on the main card will be a lightweight bout between #2 Justin Gaethje and #4 Michael Chandler. Gaethje enters with a 22-3 record and is coming off a loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov who won by submission in the second round. He is the favorite to win this fight with -210 odds. Chandler comes in as the underdog with a 22-6 overall record and +175 odds. In his last fight, he lost a lightweight title fight to champion Charles Oliveira by KO/TKO in the second round. Both of these fighters are coming off a loss, but a win here could spell a title fight next year.
How to watch Gaethje vs. Chandler
Date: Saturday, November 6th
Fight time: Main card starts at 10:00 p.m. ET
Live stream: ESPN+ PPV
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds/Predictions
Splits: 51% of handle, 83% of bets on Gaethje
This fight figures to be a slugfest from both competitors. 10 of Gaethje’s last 11 final have been decided by KO/TKO as have Chandler’s last five fights. Neither of these fighters is accustomed to having to go the distance to a decision. This is a tough one to call, but I think that Gaethje is going to come out on top. Other than his submission loss in his most recent fight, he had won four fights in a row by KO/TKO. Three of those didn’t leave the first round. I think Gaethje brings the heat early in this one and Chandler isn’t able to keep up for long.
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