, author: Ermakova M.

Dana White announces Conor McGregor's first fight since UFC return

The opponent is already known.

Former dual UFC champion Conor McGregor's first fight since his return to the octagon is likely to take place in the third quarter of 2023. The Irishman will face American Michael Chandler.

As the head of the league, Dana Whitey, explained, the fight will be set approximately for September, and it was decided to hold it at welterweight. Although both athletes previously competed in the lightweight division.

Conor hasn't been in a cage since the summer of 2021, when he lost by knockout in the first round to Dustin Poirier.

It was with him that Chandler fought in his last fight in November 2022 as part of the UFC 281 tournament, and was defeated by a choke hold.