Conor McGregor will return to the UFC in Las Vegas against Michael Chandler | WWE News

Conor McGregor will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon on June 29 when he takes on Michael Chandler at UFC 303 in Las Vegas.

It’s been three years since McGregor last fought in the UFC after breaking his left leg in the first round of his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier.

The UFC confirmed the welterweight fight after UFC 300 in Las Vegas on Saturday and will be contested over five rounds and take place at the end of International Fight Week.

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Before McGregor came to the UFC, he took the Cage Warriors by storm. Look how he became champion in the promotion.

McGregor has 22 wins and six losses in his MMA career, and has only one victory since becoming the UFC’s first simultaneous two-weight champion in 2016.

His opponent Chandler has fought 31 fights, winning 23 and losing eight.

“It’s not like we’ve been working on it for a long time,” UFC CEO Dana White said during the UFC 300 press conference.

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UFC CEO and President Dana White reveals that McGregor will return to the Octagon after a three-year absence.

“There are all kinds of things happening behind the scenes, it’s all a matter of time.

“Chandler has been ready but Conor hasn’t. We talked about this in one of the press conferences recently, he had a lot of obligations he had to deal with.

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“What you don’t want him to do is accept a fight when he has a lot of obligations and can’t train 100 percent for a fight.

“It’s never difficult with Conor, I say that all the time. Conor has been a great partner and he’s easy to deal with. We’re back, he’s a smart guy and Conor is a die-hard UFC guy and will be until he retires and beyond.”

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Michael ‘Venom’ Page to face Ian Machado Garry on UFC 302 card

Ireland’s undefeated Ian Garry will face Britain’s Michael ‘Venom’ Page on the undercard of the fight against McGregor in a welterweight showdown.

Garry (14-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) faces Page (22-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC), a former Bellator title challenger coming off his first UFC win against Kevin Holland at UFC 300.

“I never really met him,” Page said. “I never like to judge too much from a distance, but he inspires me to get fit because he has an annoying air about him. If any motivation is needed, it’s just him talking.”

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