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Next UFC Lightweight Championship Contender Named

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) head Dana White has revealed plans for the lightweight division. The promoter has become a guest of The Jim Rome Podcast.

White noted that American Justin Gage should be the next contender for the UFC lightweight title. “As long as everyone is healthy and the situation does not change, it is he who should fight for the belt next,” he admitted. White noted that Gage showed his best side in the fight with Michael Chandler. According to the promoter, their fight at UFC 268 was one of the greatest in history. Gagee won it by a decision.

The current belt holder is Brazilian Charles Oliveira. On December 12, he will have to defend his title in a duel against Dustin Poirier.

Irishman Conor McGregor has also expressed his willingness to fight for the title after his return. He is expected to resume performances in the spring of 2022.

Gagee has already fought for the UFC lightweight title. In October 2020, he lost in a duel with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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