UFC Lightweight Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler went on to give an instant all classic to be remembered for age, both the top tier fighters and former world champions of major MMA promotions came to the centre of the UFC octagon to exchange powerful shots, clever combinations and scary haymakers missing. This was a fight as Gaethje said should be “fought in the colosseum.” The pros and fans around the world gave their appreciation out on Twitter.
It was ultimately Gaethje’s night, he won over Chandler via unanimous decision as he had a knockdown secured and had an edge on volume striking as well. Gaethje is now sure he will be the next in line for the title shot following the title match taking place at UFC 269.
WATCH: Twitter world goes berserk as Justin Gaethje Michael Chandler at UFC 268
Let’s jump right into some of the most noticeable Twitter reactions to the main card opener of UFC 268. Sports journalist Ariel Helwani and and UFC lightweight title challenger Dustin Poirier made their statement and it was clear that they are loving it!
Sports journalist Brett Okamoto and UFC Welterweight Stephen Thompson paired up to give their thoughts on the fight, with just word!!??
Helwani reports how the fight goes and also calls it “career-defining” for both men!
UFC Bantamweight Brian Kelleher became the mood of the fight as a fan in him can’t “stop biting his nails”
Light-heavyweight great Jon Jones wants it more!
Sports Journalist Chamatkar Sandhu is grateful for the presence of both the men inside the cage.
Here’s Jon Jones affirming it again, calling up for five rounds!
UFC Lightweight Tony Ferguson is pumped up to get back to work as soon as possible!
Finally, after his commentary, Cormier has laid out his mind on Twitter as well. He tweeted “That was one of the craziest fights I’ve seen in a long time. Someone asked if this had potential to be fight of the year. I say it’s on a very short list. Great job men @Justin_Gaethje and @MikeChandlerMMA“
What do you think of this fight? Where do you put these two in the greatest fights of the all-time list of MMA? And what’s next for Gaethje and Chandler as they go different ways on the division from here?
UPDATE: More Twitter plus Michael Chandler and Justin Gaethje going into the ambulance
Chandler and Gaethje have been sent to the hospital as they both took heavy shots to the head and Chandler’s leg was already damaged a lot.