‘It’s going to be WAR’ – Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier looked torn at UFC 281 weigh-ins and heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou can’t wait


UFC fans are looking forward to Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler’s showdown this weekend, and that includes Francis Ngannou.

Saturday night’s UFC 281, the penultimate numbered event of the year, will see Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira fight for the world middleweight title in the main event.

Chandler registered 155.8 pounds at today’s weigh-in
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'It's going to be WAR' - Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier looked torn at UFC 281 weigh-ins and heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou can't wait
While Poirier tipped the scales at 156 pounds
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Meanwhile, the undercard features a terrific matchup in the lightweight division between Poirier and Chandler.

Poirier and Chandler looked in great shape at Friday’s weigh-in ahead of their fight tomorrow night, so much so that UFC heavyweight champion Ngannou couldn’t contain his excitement.

“Even though I’m excited for the Izzy fight, I can’t wait to see Poirier vs. Chandler,” Ngannou said on Twitter.

“This is going to be a WAR.”

Poirier has had a terrific streak over the past few years after beating Dan Hooker and then following that up with back-to-back wins over Conor McGregor.


That was until he fell at the final hurdle when he was beaten by Charlies Oliveira in December last year in a bid to claim the world lightweight title.

As for Chandler, he snapped a two-fight losing streak by knocking out UFC legend Tony Ferguson earlier this year and for both men, a victory on Saturday night could propel them into the hunt for the world title.

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