UFC lightweight title challenger Michael Chandler looks in great shape ahead of his fight with Charles Oliveira at UFC 262 in Houston.
If you have a case of the Mondays and need some motivation, it appears that UFC lightweight title challenger, Michael Chandler, has you covered.
Chandler took to his Instagram on Monday and showed off his rigorous workout routine ahead of his lightweight title fight at UFC 262 against Charles Oliveira on May 15. In the post, Chandler is seen doing tire flips and squats in the middle of a grassy park and appears in even better physical shape than we have grown accustomed to seeing him in.
Chandler is just months removed from his impressive UFC debut win against Dan Hooker at UFC 257. Chandler found his range early in the fight, dominating Hooker and knocking him out in the first round.
After then-champion Khabib Nurmagomedov vacated the title and retired earlier this year, it was announced that Chandler and Oliveira would compete for the lightweight belt at UFC 262. Both fighters enter the fight with something to prove, as Oliveira is riding an 8-fight win streak in the UFC while Chandler is a former Bellator lightweight champion and relatively new to UFC fans.
Chandler and Oliveira have made big predictions for the fight ahead of their main event at UFC 262. Both have predicted knockouts and starting the new era of the UFC lightweight championship in a big way.
Michael Chandler broke onto the scene as one of the UFC’s biggest signings of 2020 by dominating in his UFC debut
After Chandler and Oliveira compete for the belt later this month, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will complete their trilogy in the main event of UFC 264 on July 10. The winner of the trilogy bout is widely expected to be the best title challenger, barring an unusual circumstance.
Oliveira has been making headlines leading up to the fight as well. He recently earned his third-degree black belt in jiu-jitsu ahead of the Chandler fight. Both lightweights are well-known to arrive at their fights in exceptional shape, and it seems as though we’re in for quite the treat at UFC 262.