Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler Full Fight UFC 281 Part 1
Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler UFC 281 MSG New York Fight Video Replay Livestream Full HD Part 1
Sluggers Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler will fight at UFC 281 from Madison Square Garden in New York City ( Sat., Nov. 12, 2022).
Poirier 's quest for the undisputed crown has grown more challenging, though he did capture interim gold. The33- year- old veteran 's second title bid ended similarly to the first, and now that Islam Makhachev is the champion, it does not appear anyone is clamoring for another Poirier title fight. "The Diamond" has made his bank by stopping Conor McGregor twice, and he 's also established a legacy as one of the most exciting and skilled lightweights of all time . Chandler has only been in UFC for four fights and splits them evenly between wins and losses. The old classic combat expression of come back with your shield... or leave the cage on it. Chandler has delivered three knockouts and a "fight of the year" contender in his walks to the Octagon.
Boxing is the clear advantage. In terms of both his physical build and how he fights, it 's the longer man. If we think back to his first fight against Eddie Alvarez, Poirier did an excellent job of simply popping his opponent with long left hands.
His first true boxer since "The Underground King" is Chandler Chandler. Since then, he 's been fighting mostly rangy kickboxers, prompting Poirier to be the man closing forward and throwing hard. It 's time to revert back to the previous strategy, to be the sharper boxer and let Chandler walk into the biggest shots.
More on a serious note, Chandler is an excellent wrestler. He has one of the best blast double legs in the business , and it 's damn hard to escape his top control. Anyone who followed Chandler 's Bellator career closely is well aware that behind all the highlights, Chandler also won plenty of rounds by laying on his opponents( and occasionally choking 'em out).
Chandler will not be able to outwrestle Poirier if that 's his sole offensive offering. Chandler has to be moving, feinting, landing punches, throwing kicks and wrestling. If he brings the full force of his skill set, there 's a real chance Poirier spends a lot of time stuck on bottom position, not scoring heavy punches.