Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler delivered exactly as promised at UFC 268, resulting in a three-round slugfest that will surely be contested for “fight of the year” when the books close in 2021.
Gaethje got a unanimous decision via scores of 29-28 twice and 30-27, but the first game on the card was one of those fights where the winner was less important than the show of heart and courage that accompanied the efforts of both fighters. .
Here’s what the fighters had to say about their colleagues on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Well like I said EXACTLY as advertised. Fight for the ages.
– Awesome (@Benaskren) November 7, 2021
Well that was one of the best fights I have ever seen! Congratulations to both men! I’m so happy to have been part of this division
-Paul fields (@felderpaul) November 7, 2021
I’m gonna need to see Michael and Justin fight for five rounds
– BONY (@JonnyBones) November 7, 2021