The main card of UFC 268 is very much loaded and one of those interesting matchups features Justin Gaethje going up against Michael Chandler in the lightweight division. Both fighters are set to wage war inside the octagon this coming Saturday, November 6 at the world-famous Madison Square Garden in New York City. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass are great options for MMA fans to enjoy the matches safely at home. The winner of this match will be earning a title shot and taking on the reigning champion Carles Oliveira. The higher ranked Justin Gaethje is seen by UFC betting lines to move up after beating Michael Chandler.
UFC 268 Betting: Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler Odds Betting Information
“The Highlight” will always be remembered as the fighter who fought Khabib Nurmagomedov in his retirement fight. That match happened as the main attraction of UFC 254 as the Russian fighter prevailed at the 1:34 mark in the second round with a triangle choke submission. Prior to that match, he was on a four-fight winning streak as he prevailed over Tony Ferguson, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Edson Barbosa and James Vick. He is now the second-ranked lightweight title contender after Dustin Poirier and a win here will make Gaethje take over as the top fighter to battle for the championship.
The 35-year-old Michael Chandler is currently ranked as the fourth-best contender for the UFC lightweight title. He is behind Dustin Poirier, Justin Gathje and Beneil Dariush. Winning this match will make him jump to a title match which he much coveted. This is going to be his third fight in the UFC and prior to that, he was a standout fighter in Bellator. His debut fight was against Dan Hooker and defeated him with a first-round knockout at the 2:30 mark. He was put to a title fight after that win and battled Charles Oliveira in UFC 262. He lost that match by getting knocked out in the second round.
Gaethje vs. Chandler Betting Numbers
|Win by KO/TKO||86%||45%|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||7.45||4.40|
|Striking Absorbed Per Minute||7.90||3.87|
Gaethje vs. Chandler Summary
Some feel that Michael Chandler’s fast rise to the top of the UFC lightweight standings is too fast. It is much safer to pick Justin Gathje in this matchup according to UFC betting lines since he has experienced a lot of wars inside the octagon as compared to Chandler.
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