UFC 257 will feature two high-ranking lightweight clashes in its top billed fights.

As first reported by New Zealand outlet Stuff, Dan Hooker is set to take on promotional newcomer Michael Chandler as the chief supporting act to the rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.

Hooker (20-9) is currently ranked as the #6 lightweight contender in the UFC’s 155 lbs rankings but will enter the first PPV event of 2021 coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Dustin Poirier in June. The fight of the year contender with Poirier saw a three-fight winning streak for the Kiwi come to an end, just the 30-year old’s second defeat since a return to lightweight in 2017. Since moving back up to the lightweight division, Hooker has gone 7-2 with five of those victories coming inside of the scheduled distance.

Chandler (21-5) meanwhile will be making his UFC debut on January 23rd after a tenured stint with Bellator MMA. Chandler’s 10-years with Bellator saw the 34-year-old pick up their lightweight championship three times and successfully defend the title three times. Chandler, who has earned a stoppage victory in 16 of his 21 career wins, currently holds the Bellator records for most stoppage wins (13), most title bouts (11) as well as the most wins in the promotion’s history (18).