LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 09: Conor McGregor steps on the scale in front of a packed house at the UFC 264 ceremonial weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV, United States. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)

Conor McGregor will make his long-awaited return to the UFC towards Michael Chandler.

McGregor (22-6) and Chandler (23-8) will spar towards one another on Season 31 of The Final Fighter, which begins in Could, earlier than the 2 collide within the octagon one tantalizing season finale later within the yr.

The Irish fighter hasn’t competed since breaking his leg in July 2021 in his second straight loss to Dustin Poirier.

His return was introduced by UFC boss Dana White on Saturday, however no date or location has been confirmed.

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Whereas having fun with the Monaco Grand Prix, McGregor spoke completely to Sky Sports activities and stated his restoration from harm was going properly and he was trying ahead to resuming his UFC profession.

Chandler, who’s a former three-time Bellator light-weight champion, has misplaced three of his final 4 fights – together with a loss to Poirier in November.

He posted a video on Instagram with the caption: “Pompé is an understatement… See you on the high!

“The cat is out of the bag! Workforce Chandler vs. Workforce McGregor. Heading to Las Vegas very quickly to movie in the identical metropolis as my future opponent later this yr, Conor McGregor.”

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