Conor McGregor UFC Return Set, UFC 302 Main Event Announced

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Conor McGregor will make his much-anticipated return to action at UFC 303.

Following UFC 300 Saturday night, Dana White confirmed both McGregor’s return and two bouts for UFC 302.

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McGregor will finally take on Michael Chandler at UFC 303 on Saturday, June 29. The event takes place from the T-Mobile Arena.

After serving as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter last year, McGregor and Chandler have been waiting to square off. The bout is expected to take place in the welterweight division.

McGregor has been making the media rounds to promote “Road House.” He stars in the remake, playing one of the key villains in the movie.

Andre Fili vs. Cub Swanson, Michelle Waterson-Gomez vs. Gillian Robertson and Rei Tsuruya vs. Carlos Hernandez have been announced.

UFC 302 To Feature Islam Makhachev Vs. Dustin Poirier

White also announced the main and co-main events for UFC 302.

That card takes place June 1 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Islam Makhachev defends his lightweight title against Dustin Poirier in the headline bout. Also, Sean Strickland takes on Paulo Costa.

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Makhachev has not lost since a 2015 defeat to Adriano Martins, reeling off 13 consecutive wins. He is coming off back-to-back victories over then-champion Alexander Volkanovski.

Arman Tsarukyan earned a win over Charles Oliveira to secure his standing in the division at UFC 300.

Poirier finished Benoit Saint Denis in March for his 30th career win.

Strickland looks to rebound after dropping the middleweight title to Dricus du Plessis via split decision in January. Costa is just 1-3 over his last four including a loss to Israel Adesanya for the title.

Several other bouts for that card have been announced Roman Dolidze vs. Anthony Hernandez and Grant Dawson vs. Joe Solecki.

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