The UFC’s biggest star is set for his return.

Conor McGregor will face Michael Chandler in the main event of UFC 303 on June 29 in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White said late Saturday.

The fight will be at 170 pounds.

This fight has been in the works for months, as in early February, White said during an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show that McGregor and Chandler will “eventually” fight, vaguely adding “hopefully this year.”

Chandler and McGregor coached opposite one another on the UFC’s reality series The Ultimate Fighter in 2023, with the expectation they would fight at a future event following the conclusion of the tournament.


McGregor, who turns 36 in July, has fought just four times since winning the lightweight title back in 2016. He lost three of those fights, including back-to-back losses to Dustin Poirier in 2021. McGregor was knocked out at UFC 257 then sustained a broken leg in the rematch at UFC 264 and has not fought since. 

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