Michael Chandler predicts Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier: “Islam finishes him”

Michael Chandler shares his thoughts on Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier.

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Michael Chandler predicts Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier: “Islam finishes him”
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The MMA community is pleased to see Dustin Poirier getting one more title shot. However, fans and experts have mixed opinions on the outcome of the fight. Michael Chandler can foresee Islam Makhachev’s hand raised on 1st June.

This could be Dustin Poirier’s last title shot opportunity; the entire world is waiting to see how he utilizes the opportunity. Dustin Poirier must have identified that his ground game needs the most improvement. His grappling/ground game will play a huge role in dictating a comprehensive win against Islam Makhachev.The winner of the fight will be obliged to defend their belt against Arman Tsarukyan next.

Dustin Poirier on fighting Islam Makhachev in 2015

Interestingly, Dustin Poirier didn't even know who Islam Makhachev was.

Michael Chandler on Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier

In a recent Q&A session, Michael Chandler briefly analyzed Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier.

“Islam has the wrestling, grappling, strength, size advantage, and I think Islam finishes him, to be honest,” Chandler said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “It’s a title fight Islam is more versed in.

Poirier and I have history, Poirier doesn’t like me. I sleep fine at night knowing that. Poirier is very good, but that being said, Islam has his number”.

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