UFC 303: Exciting New Matchup Announced Alongside McGregor’s Return

"Conor’s Comeback Ignites the Octagon!"

McGregor vs. Chandler: A Highlight of International Fight Week

UFC 303 is set to electrify the Las Vegas scene on June 29, 2024, as part of the highly anticipated International Fight Week. Former dual champion Conor McGregor makes his long-awaited return to the octagon, taking on top-ranked lightweight contender Michael Chandler in the night’s main event. This bout promises not just high stakes but also high drama, as both fighters are known for their explosive fighting styles and charismatic presences.

Co-Main Event: Jamahal Hill vs. Khalil Rountree Jr.

The co-main event features former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jamahal Hill, who is looking to bounce back from a brutal knockout loss at UFC 300 against current champion Alex Pereira. He faces Khalil Rountree Jr., who enters the cage on a five-fight winning streak, including a recent victory over UFC veteran Anthony Smith. This matchup is a critical crossroads for both fighters, with Hill aiming to reclaim his spot at the top and Rountree looking to solidify his standing in the light heavyweight ranks.

Undercard Highlights: Andrei Arlovski’s Veteran Challenge

Earlier in the week, it was confirmed that former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski would also be competing at UFC 303. Arlovski is set to face the unranked Slovakian powerhouse Martin Buday in the undercard. Despite coming off three consecutive losses, Arlovski’s experience and resilience make him a formidable opponent. This fight is crucial for Arlovski to prove he still belongs in the highly competitive heavyweight division.


UFC 303 Fight Card

  • Welterweight: Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler
  • Light Heavyweight: Jamahal Hill vs. Khalil Rountree Jr.
  • Bantamweight: Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Macy Chiasson
  • Featherweight: Cub Swanson vs. Andre Fili
  • Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski vs. Martin Buday
  • Bantamweight: Ricky Simon vs. Vinicius Oliveira
  • Middleweight: Joe Pyfer vs. Marc-Andre Barriault
  • Bantamweight: Payton Talbott vs. Yanis Ghemmouri
  • Strawweight: Michelle Waterson-Gomez vs. Gillian Robertson
  • Flyweight: Rei Tsuruya vs. Carlos Hernandez

Local Time Adjustments

Please note the fight times are scheduled to cater to a global audience, with the main card starting at 10 PM local Las Vegas time, ensuring prime viewing for both domestic and international fans.

Conor McGregor: “I’m excited to be back. Expect fireworks because I’m here to reclaim my throne.”

Michael Chandler: “Fighting Conor is a pinnacle challenge. I’m ready to prove my worth and shake up the lightweight division.”

Jamahal Hill: “Every fight is a chance to prove you’re better than your last. I’m coming for the win, no excuses.”

Khalil Rountree Jr.: “I’ve worked hard to get here. Hill’s a tough competitor, but I’m ready to take this challenge head-on.”

This in-depth preview not only sets the stage for a thrilling fight night but also provides fans with a comprehensive look at the stakes involved for each fighter at UFC 303.

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