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Patricio Freire celebrates one-month anniversary of win over Michael Chandler: ‘I told you you’d pay’

A month after defeating his rival, Patricio Freire isn’t letting him live it down.
“Pitbull” took aim at Michael Chandler via Instagram, reminding Chandler of his defeat at the hands of …read more

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Patricio Freire Says He’d Beat UFC Champion Max Holloway

Bellator “champ-champ” Patricio Freire feels he’d defeat Max Holloway in a “super fight.” Freire captured the Bellator lightweight title when he finished Michael Chandler earlier this month. “Pitbull” was already …read more

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Patricio Freire gloats over Bellator 221 win, shuts down Michael Chandler's response

Let it be known: There is no love lost between Patrico Freire and Michael Chandler.
Earlier this month, Freire and Chandler culminated their longstanding feud at Bellator 221, with “Pitbull” needing …read more

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What's a champ-champ to do next? Bellator's Patricio Freire has a few ideas

Patricio Freire’s first-round knockout of Michael Chandler at Bellator 221 brought a violent end – or at least a break – to the long-running feud between two of the promotion’s …read more

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Michael Chandler issues statement on Bellator 221 loss: ‘You haven’t seen anything yet’

Michael Chandler suffered one of the most high-profile losses of his career last Saturday and he’s not shying away from the fallout.
The three-time lightweight champion saw his latest reign end …read more

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Posted on May 16, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Michael Chandler’s recent Bellator 221 loss makes him ‘love this sport deeper’

Michael Chandler may hold two victories over Patricky “Pitbull” Freire, but Patricky’s brother Patricio exacted a measure of revenge at Bellator 221 on May 11, taking the lightweight championship in …read more

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Michael Chandler releases deep and poetic statement following title loss

Historically, there are few if any fighters in Bellator that have achieved more in the promotion than the three-time lightweight champion, Michael Chandler.
Perhaps the obvious one who we could say …read more

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Posted on May 16, 2019, 7:46 pm By
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Michael Chandler Releases Statement on Bellator 221 Loss

In the main event of Bellator 221 this past Saturday, Michael Chandler was looking to defend his lightweight title against featherweight champion, Patricio Freire. …read more

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Patricio Freire welcomes super fights with UFC champions

Patricio Freire joined the shortlist of double champions in a major MMA organization last weekend when he knocked out Michael Chandler in the first round of the main event of …read more

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Bellator double champ on UFC super-fights: I’m better than them

Bellator double champion Patricio Freire sees multiple possibilities in his future after beating Michael Chandler at Bellator 221. The new double champion on the block, Patricio Freire, envisions many future …read more

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Patricio Pitbull dismisses critics of Michael Chandler stoppage: ‘He kissed the floor’

ROSEMONT, Ill. — After Bellator 221, Bellator featherweight and lightweight champion Patricio Freire spoke to the media about his win over Michael Chandler, the stoppage, whether a rematch is next, …read more

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Michael Chandler argues for rematch with ‘Pitbull’ after controversial stoppage

Over the weekend, in the main event of the finish-filled Bellator 221 card, Michael Chandler attempted to defend the lightweight strap against featherweight champ and arch rival Patricio “Pitbull” Freire. …read more

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Bellator 221 post-event facts: Patricio Freire, Michael Chandler set contrasting title-fight records

One of the most significant events in Bellator history took place Saturday with Bellator 221, which went down at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., and streamed on DAZN following prelims …read more

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Chandler after Bellator title loss: ‘Of course I want the rematch’

Michael Chandler was humble in defeat after dropping the lightweight title to Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 221 on Saturday in Chicago. Michael Chandler speaks with the media about losing the …read more

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Bellator Champ-Champ Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Wants Bout With Canelo Alvarez

Patricio Freire is now a two-division champion and he’s shooting for a boxing match with Canelo Alvarez. Last night (May 11), Freire challenged Michael Chandler for the Bellator lightweight title. …read more

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Pitbull thinks stoppage was fair: Chandler ‘kissed the floor’

Patricio Pitbull dismissed any talk of his win over Michael Chandler being controversial after Bellator 221 on Saturday in Chicago. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire speaks with the media about his first-round …read more

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Michael Chandler would like Patricio Freire rematch, questions Bellator 221 stoppage

ROSEMONT, Ill. – It should come as little surprise that Michael Chandler gladly would take a rematch after his Bellator 221 loss to Patricio Freire.
Freire (29-4 MMA, 17-4 BMMA) finished …read more

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After KO win over Michael Chandler, Patricio Freire wants Canelo Alvarez next

Patricio Freire became the second fighter in Bellator history to become a champ-champ last night at Bellator 221. The reigning featherweight champion moved up in weight to take on Michael …read more

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Patricio Freire wants Canelo Alvarez fight after Bellator 221, shrugs off Michael Chandler

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Patricio Freire knows Michael Chandler wants a rematch after Bellator 221, but he has other plans.
After Freire (29-4 MMA, 17-4 BMMA) finished Chandler (19-5 MMA, 16-5 BMMA) …read more

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Michael Chandler says referee ‘stuck his head in the sand and ran’ after controversial stoppage

ROSEMONT — After Bellator 221, Michael Chandler spoke to the media about his first-round loss to Patricio Pitbull, wanting a rematch, his gameplan, what Pitbull said to him after the …read more

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Freire stops Chandler early to take Bellator belt

Patricio Freire dropped Michael Chandler with a hard right hand before following it up with numerous punches before the referee stepped in to protect Chandler, who was alert when the …read more

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Pros react to Freire’s quick knockout of Chandler at Bellator 221

In the main event of Bellator 221, Patricio Freire knocked out Michael Chandler to become a two division champion. In the main event of Bellator 221, featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” …read more

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Patricio Freire Dethrones Michael Chandler, Douglas Lima KOs Michael Page at Bellator 221

Reigning Bellator MMA featherweight champion Patricio Freire added the promotion’s lightweight crown to his collection, as he dethroned Michael Chandler with punches in the first round of their Bellator 221 …read more

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Bellator 221 results: Patricio Pitbull claims lightweight title with controversial KO over Michael Chandler

Bellator MMA has their second-ever champ-champ.
On Saturday night in the main event at Bellator 221, Patricio Pitbull did what his older brother twice failed to do, knocking out Michael Chandler …read more

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Bellator 221 video: Watch Pitbull stop Chandler in 61 seconds

Here’s how Patricio “Pitbull” Freire stopped Michael Chandler to become the new Bellator MMA lightweight champion. Patricio Freire sought to knock his bitter rival Michael Chandler out to become a …read more

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Twitter reacts to Patricio Freire's historic title win over Michael Chandler at Bellator 221

Patricio Freire became just the second simultaneous two-division champion in Bellator history on Saturday when he dethroned Michael Chandler of the lightweight belt at Bellator 221.
Freire (29-4 MMA, 17-4 BMMA), …read more

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Bellator 221 results: Pitbull KOs Chandler in 61 seconds

Patricio Freire is a champ-champ after a stunningly quick KO of the now-former Bellator lightweight king Michael Chandler. There’s a new champ-champ in MMA.
Patricio “Pitbull” Freire entered Saturday night’s Bellator …read more

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Bellator 221 Results: Patricio Freire KO’s Michael Chandler (VIDEO)

Lightweight champion Michael Chandler put his title on the line against bitter rival and current featherweight champion Patricio Freire in tonight’s Bellator 221 main event.
Michael Chandler (19-4 MMA) reclaimed the …read more

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Bellator 221 results: Patricio Freire KOs Michael Chandler to become dual champ

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Bellator has its second simultaneous two-division champion: Patricio Freire.
Featherweight champion Freire settled his grudge with lightweight champ Michael Chandler – sort of. But it’s a safe bet …read more

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Bellator 221: Michael Chandler vs. Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire live blog

This is the Bellator 221 live blog for Michael Chandler vs. Patricio Freire, a lightweight title fight at Saturday’s Bellator event at the All State Arena in Rosemont, Illi.
Chandler, the …read more

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Bellator 221 betting odds: Chandler favored over ‘Pitbull’

Check out the betting odds for tonight’s Bellator 221 card, where lightweight champ Michael Chandler defends against featherweight champ Patricio “Pitbull” Freire in the main event. Bellator 221 goes …read more

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Bellator: Chandler vs Freire Toe-to-Toe Preview - A complete breakdown

Phil and David break down the long-simmering grudge match between Bellator’s first homegrown star and the best featherweight outside the UFC. Michael Chandler vs. Patricio Freire this May 11, 2019 …read more

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Video: Bellator 221 ceremonial weigh-in staredowns

Bellator champs Michael Chandler and Patricio Freire went face to face for the last time before their superfight at Bellator 221 on Saturday night in Chicago. At the Bellator 221 …read more

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Video: Bellator 221 weigh-in main card highlights

Michael Chandler and Patricio Pitbull made weight ahead of their lightweight title fight at Bellator 221 on Saturday in Chicago. Bellator 221 main card fighters, including Michael Chandler and Patricio …read more

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Bellator 221: Michael Chandler, Patricio Freire make weight for title fight

CHICAGO – The latest Bellator champ-vs.-champ fight is official now that Michael Chandler and Patricio Freire have hit their marks on the scale.
Lightweight champion Chandler (19-4 MMA, 16-4 BMMA) and …read more

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Bellator 221 press conference staredowns video

Saturday’s Bellator 221 features a lightweight title bout between champion Michael Chandler and featherweight champ Patricio Pitbull. At the Bellator 221 press conference on Thursday, the top fighters faced off …read more

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Michael Chandler says there aren’t any lightweights left in Bellator he wants to fight

CHICAGO — At Bellator 221 media day, Michael Chandler discusses his champion vs. champion fight against Patricio Freire, Freire’s accusations of PED use, the state of the Bellator lightweight division, …read more

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Watch: Bellator 221 Faceoffs Featuring Chandler & ‘Pitbull’

Bellator 221 will feature a lightweight world title bout that has been in the making since Bellator held their last “Dynamite” event in June of 2016. Michael Chandler finished Patricky …read more

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Bellator 221: Michael Chandler, Patricio Freire heated, but civil, at week's first faceoff

CHICAGO – For the first time this fight week, heated rivals Michael Chandler and Patricio Freire got face to face Thursday.
Lightweight champion Chandler (19-4 MMA, 16-4 BMMA) and featherweight champ …read more

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Live! Bellator 221 Press Conference Video!

Bellator 221 “Chandler vs. Pitbull” takes place Saturday night, May 11, 2019 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. just outside of Chicago. Michael Chandler (19-4) defends his Lightweight title against …read more

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Bellator 221: 5 burning questions ahead of massive champ vs. champ showdown

The two winningest fighters in Bellator history face off in the main event of Saturday’s Bellator 221. In that contest, lightweight champion Michael Chandler puts his title on the line …read more

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Patricio Freire Doesn’t Care About Stakes, Just Wants To Hurt Michael Chandler

In the main event of Bellator 221, featherweight champion, Patricio Freire is moving up in weight to take on the lightweight champion, Michael Chandler. Although Freire is looking to become …read more

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Michael Chandler: ‘Patricio Pitbull is Dangerous to Other Featherweights’

Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler may not like reigning featherweight champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire but he respects him stepping up to the challenge. At Bellator 221 this weekend, the Brazilian …read more

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Patricio Freire dismisses historic Bellator 221 stakes, only wants to hurt Michael Chandler

CHICAGO – Patricio Freire will have all types of history attached to his name if he’s victorious on Saturday at Bellator 221. For him, though, that will all just be …read more

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Pitbull had ‘given up’ on Chandler fight before Bellator 221 booking

Bellator featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire says his upcoming superfight with lightweight titleholder Michael Chandler at Bellator 221 should have happened much sooner than now. CHICAGO — Patricio Freire will …read more

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Michael Chandler believes Bellator 221 fight with Patricio Freire is biggest in company history

CHICAGO – As Bellator continues to grow, the phrase “biggest” has been tossed around a lot.
The heavyweight grand prix was the biggest tournament in Bellator history. Gegard Mousasi vs. …read more

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Bellator 221 pre-event facts: Michael Chandler, Patricio Freire battle for belt, records

One of the biggest events in Bellator history takes place Saturday with Bellator 221, which goes down at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., and streams on DAZN following prelims on …read more

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Chandler says he’s ‘a little bit jealous’ with USADA testing in the UFC

Unlike many fighters, Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler welcomes the stringent USADA testing procedures with open arms. This Saturday’s Bellator 221 lightweight championship fight between Michael Chandler and Patricio …read more

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Is Bellator 221 in need of extra security for Michael Chandler vs. Patricio Freire?

Bellator champions Michael Chandler and Patricio Freire already made it through one faceoff without things getting out of hand, albeit barely.
By the time a promo clip for Saturday’s Bellator 221 …read more

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Michael Chandler ‘a little bit jealous’ of USADA testing in UFC: ‘I wish they were testing me’

The bad blood between reigning Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler and featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire has been boiling for almost a decade.
In comparing his Brazilian foe to a roommate …read more

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'Bellator 221 Countdown,' No. 3: Patricio Freire brings in Patricky – who has words for Michael Chandler

Bellator is back in the Chicago area this week, and the promotion is producing a special “Countdown” series.
Bellator 221 takes place Saturday at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., near Chicago. …read more

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The MMA Hour with Rose Namajunas, Michael Chandler, Ali Abdelaziz, Neiman Gracie, Monday Morning Analyst, Sound Off and more at 12 p.m. ET

12 p.m.: Show open. After a brief introduction, I’ll take a look how Donald Cerrone got past the boxing of Al Iaquinta on the Monday Morning Analyst.
12:30 p.m.: Ahead of …read more

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Brent Primus scores quickfire submission at Bellator Birmingham

Ahead of his Bellator Birmingham showdown with Tim Wilde, former Bellator champion Brent Primus was already yearning for a third bout with current lightweight titleholder Michael Chandler.
“I want that (third …read more

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Primus Taps Wilde with Gogoplata; Daniels Scores Spectacular KO at Bellator ‘Birmingham’

Brent Primus took one step in the right direction toward earning his desired trilogy with Michael Chandler. …read more

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Stream or download MMA Junkie Radio #2911 with Michael Chandler

Stream or download Thursday’s episode of MMA Junkie Radio with guest Michael Chandler.
The three-time Bellator lightweight champion talked everything from his upcoming Bellator 221 title defense against featherweight champion Patricio …read more

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Brent Primus still embarrassed by loss to 'fake piece of crap' Michael Chandler

It’s been almost five months since Brent Primus lost Bellator’s lightweight title in a rematch with Michael Chandler.
Both fighters have since been rebooked; Chandler (19-4 MMA, 16-4 BMMA) is set …read more

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Countdown to Bellator 221: Patricio Pitbull – Week 1

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Take a look into Patricio Pitbull’s camp as he prepares to fight for the belt against Michael Chandler on Saturday, May 11th at Bellator 221.
TRENDING > Al …read more

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Bellator 221 Countdown, Week 1: ‘Beautiful, freaking torture’

In the first episode of Bellator 221 Countdown, get a closer look at Michael Chandler’s preparation before his main event fight. …read more

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Watch MMA Junkie Radio here (8 p.m. ET) with Michael Chandler

MMA Junkie Radio kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with special guest Michael Chandler.
Chandler, the three-time Bellator lightweight champion, will make the first defense in his …read more

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'Bellator 221 Countdown,' No. 1: Michael Chandler says 'Pitbull' can't handle his power

Bellator is back in the Chicago area next week, and the promotion is producing a special “Countdown” series.
Bellator 221 takes place May 11 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., near …read more

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Brent Primus wants third fight with Michael Chandler heading into Bellator: Birmingham main event

Looking back on the first loss of his career this past December to Michael Chandler at Bellator 212, lightweight Brent Primus has many issues with how the fight came about …read more

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Patricio Freire Vows to Make Michael Chandler Pay at Bellator 221

Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Freire is looking forward to his superfight against lightweight titleholder Michael Chandler. The two champions are slated to step into the cage at the upcoming Bellator …read more

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Patricio Pitbull ‘can’t wait to beat up’ Chandler at Bellator 221

Featherweight champion, Patricio Freire, is eager to finally take on lightweight champ, Michael Chandler, on May 11. The super-fight between Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Freire and lightweight title holder Michael …read more

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Bellator champ Michael Chandler shuts down Benson Henderson rematch possibility

From the sound of things, it won’t be easy for Benson Henderson to get a rematch with Michael Chandler.
The Bellator lightweight champ dismissed Henderson’s wish of facing the winner of …read more

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Patricio 'Pitbull': Bellator belt will symbolize Michael Chandler's head on my shelf

After getting what was then his fourth win in a row, last September at Bellator 205, Patricky Freire was clear about where he felt he stood in the lightweight division.
“I …read more

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