UFC 303: McGregor vs. Chandler adds undefeated prospect to lineup

Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler’s upcoming main event clash continues to build its undercard.

The latest bout addition to UFC 303 sees undefeated Payton Talbott (8-0) take on Yanis Ghemmouri (12-2) in a bantamweight bout.

See the official announcement for the bout below.

Talbott, 25, has impressed in his brief MMA career since making his pro debut in 2021. After earning a contract on Dana White’s Contender Series, Talbott was victorious in his first UFC fight, submitting Nick Aguirre in the third round of their November 2023 contest. He followed that up with a second-round knockout of Cameron Saaiman to keep his perfect record intact.

Still just 29 years old, France’s Ghemmouri has been competing for almost a decade. “The Desert Warrior” was a standout for Brave Combat Federation, but seeks his first UFC win after losing to William Gomis in his UFC debut.

UFC 303 is headlined by a grudge match between former two-division champion Conor McGregor and his The Ultimate Fighter 31 coaching rival Michael Chandler. Their headlining bout takes place at 170 pounds.

Former light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill is scheduled to fight Khalil Rountree Jr. in the co-main event. UFC 303 takes place June 29 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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