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Michael Chandler Believes he Would Beat Khabib Nurmagomedov

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler got redemption in his last fight. Back at Bellator NYC last June, Chandler lost his lightweight title to Brent Primus via TKO due to …read more

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Bellator star Michael Chandler feels he beats Khabib Nurmagomedov “10 times out of 10”

The lightweight division could not be interesting right now. The undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov now sits on the UFC lightweight throne, while Tony Ferguson recovers from surgery, and Conor McGregor adds …read more

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Michael Chandler plans to re-sign with Bellator, but I beat Khabib Nurmagomedov '10 times out of 10'

Former champion Michael Chandler has some negotiating to do as the end of his current two-year deal with Bellator approaches.
Chandler (18-4 MMA, 15-4 BMMA) is coming off a first-round submission …read more

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2661 with Bellator 197's Michael Chandler

Stream or download Monday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guest Michael Chandler.
Chandler, who submitted Brandon Gritz in the Bellator 197 main event this past Friday, co-hosted the second half of …read more

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Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (1 p.m. ET) with Michael Chandler (in studio)

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guest Michael Chandler.
Chandler, our in-studio guest host, defeated Brandon Girtz in this past Friday’s Bellator 197 headliner …read more

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Bellator 197 post-event facts: Michael Chandler owns the Bellator record books

Bellator hosted its sixth event of the year on Friday when Bellator 197 took place at The Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo., near St. Louis. The main card aired …read more

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It’s Time For Michael Chandler To Get A Rematch Against Brent Primus

One of the biggest upsets of 2017 took place at Bellator NYC. It was there where Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler lost his belt to massive underdog Brent Primus. While …read more

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Bellator 197 highlights

Check out Bellator 197 highlights for the top action for Friday night’s main card, including Michael Chandler’s win over Brandon Girtz in the main event. …read more

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Bellator 197 Results: Michael Chandler Puts Brandon Girtz to Sleep

It wasn’t the fight he wanted, but former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler made quick work of Brandon Girtz on Friday night. …read more

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Michael Chandler Arm-Triangle Sleeps Brandon Girtz in Bellator 197 Headliner

Former lightweight champion Michael Chandler chokes out Brandon Girtz in the Bellator 197 main event on Friday in St. Charles, Missouri. …read more

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Bellator 197 results: Michael Chandler puts Brandon Girtz to sleep with first-round choke

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Former lightweight champ Michael Chandler didn’t get a chance to win back the belt, so he took out his disappointment on Brandon Girtz.
After some spirited shots …read more

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Twitter reacts to Michael Chandler's submission of Brandon Girtz at Bellator 197

Michael Chandler was hoping for the opportunity to regain the Bellator lightweight title on Friday at Bellator 197. However, he was forced to settle for a win over Brandon Girtz.
After …read more

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Bellator 197 results and highlights: Chandler puts Girtz to sleep

Check out the results and highlights from Bellator 197, as Missouri’s own Michael Chandler choked out Brandon Girtz in the main event. Bellator 197 just wrapped up from St. Charles, …read more

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Bellator 197: Chandler vs. Girtz Live Stream & Results

We’re just hours away from the Bellator 197 main card. While we await those bouts including the headliner between Michael Chandler and Brandon Girtz, you can catch the live stream …read more

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Bellator 197 Results: Chandler vs. Girtz

MMA Fighting has Bellator 197 results for the Chandler vs. Girtz event Friday night at the Family Arena in St. Louis, Missouri.
In the main event, Michael Chandler will clash with …read more

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Bellator 197: Chandler vs. Girtz fight card preview 

Here’s the ins and outs for Friday’s Bellator 197 card, with Michael Chandler takes on Brandon Girtz in the main event. Viacom’s brand of Mixed Martial Arts is back this …read more

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Who ya got?! Fighters predict Michael Chandler vs. Brandon Girtz at Bellator 197

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Who will win the Bellator 197 main event between Michael Chandler and Brandon Girtz? Fellow fighters gave us their picks.
Former lightweight champion Chandler (17-4 MMA, 14-4 …read more

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Brandon Girtz eyes title shot with win over Michael Chandler at Bellator 197

A month ago, the possibility that Brandon Girtz could soon be fighting for a Bellator championship was remote.
Over the past five years, he’d carved out a niche for himself as …read more

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Brandon Girtz: ‘When I Take Michael Chandler’s Head Off, I Should Get Next Title Shot’

Brandon Girtz believes that when he takes off Michael Chandler’s head at Bellator 197 on Friday, he will have earned a shot at the belt. …read more

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Dude! Bellator 197’s Brandon Girtz Frickin’ Loves Face Punching

Bellator 197: “Chandler vs. Girtz” comes to Family Center Arena in St. Charles, Mo., this Friday night (April 13, 2018), featuring former Lightweight champion “Iron” Michael Chandler (17-4) locking horns …read more

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Posted on April 12, 2018, 9:16 pm By
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Bellator 197 Weigh-in Video & Results: Michael Chandler vs. Brandon Girtz Gets Green Light

Bellator 197: Chandler vs. Girtz got the green light on Thursday after main eventers Michael Chandler and Brandon Girtz hit the mark on the scale. …read more

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Bellator 197 staff picks: Is anyone picking against Michael Chandler in his homecoming?

Chandler
vs.
Girtz
Lawrence
vs.
McKee
Brock
vs.
Ferguson Jr.
Buckley
vs.
Storley
MMAjunkie readers’consensus picks2018: 33-23

Chandler
(93%)

McKee
(77%)

Ferguson Jr.
(74%)

Storley
(75%)
Simon Samano@SJSamano2018: 35-21

Chandler

McKee

Ferguson Jr.

Storley
Dan Tom@DanTomMMA2018: 34-22

Chandler

McKee

Ferguson Jr.

Storley
Mike Bohn@MikeBohnMMA2018: 33-232014 Champion

Chandler

McKee

Brock

Storley
Matt Erickson@MMAjunkieMatt2018: 33-23

Chandler

McKee

Ferguson Jr.

Storley
Steven Marrocco@MMAjunkieSteven2018: 32-24

Chandler

McKee

Ferguson Jr.

Storley
Fernanda Prates@nandaprates_2018: 31-25

Chandler

Lawrence

Ferguson Jr.

Storley
Ben Fowlkes@BenFowlkesMMA2018: 31-252016 Champion

Chandler

McKee

Ferguson Jr.

Storley
Dann Stupp@DannStupp2018: 31-252015 …read more

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Bellator 197 weigh-in video

At the Bellator 197 weigh-ins, all 24 fighters taking part in Friday night’s fights will step on the scales Thursday afternoon.
Michael Chandler and Brandon Girtz will have to make the …read more

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5 reasons to watch Bellator 197, where Brandon Girtz could spoil Michael Chandler's plans

Friday’s Bellator 197 fight card features some familiar names along with some names fans could get more accustomed to hearing in the future.
In the main event, two of the more …read more

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Brent Primus who? Bellator 197's Michael Chandler focused on 'scary, dangerous' Brandon Girtz

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Michael Chandler has accepted the fact he’s not fighting for the Bellator lightweight title Friday, and that means he’s turned focus completely off champ Brent Primus.
Primus …read more

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Bellator 197 main-event breakdown: Is Brandon Girtz a live 'dog against Michael Chandler?

MMAjunkie Radio cohost and MMAjunkie contributor Dan Tom provides an in-depth breakdown of all of Bellator’s top bouts. Today, we look at Bellator 197’s main event.
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Michael Chandler …read more

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McKee Ready For Lawrence, Ignoring ‘Little Girl Drama’ Coming From McGregor Camp

Bellator 197: “Chandler vs. Girtz” comes to Family Center Arena in St. Charles, Mo., on April 13, 2018, featuring a main event between former Lightweight champion “Iron” Michael Chandler (17-4) …read more

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Posted on April 11, 2018, 3:16 am By
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Bellator 197 pre-event facts: Michael Chandler can take sole possession of Bellator wins record

The second of three Bellator events in April takes place Friday when The Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo., hosts Bellator 197. The card airs on Paramount following prelims on …read more

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Bellator champion Patricio Freire set to rematch Daniel Weichel in Rome

Patricio Freire has another rematch ahead of him inside the Bellator cage.
After a failed attempt to secure a lightweight bout with Michael Chandler, “Pitbull” will headline Bellator’s first trip to …read more

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Brock Lesnar Protege, Logan Storley, Learned What Not To Do From Conor McGregor

Bellator 197: “Chandler vs. Girtz” comes to Family Center Arena in St. Charles, Mo., this Friday night (April 13, 2018), featuring former Lightweight champion “Iron” Michael Chandler (17-4) against fellow …read more

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Michael Chandler Believes he Won’t Ever Get Brent Primus Rematch

Longtime Bellator fighter Michael Chandler, who has been on fire as of late, met his toughest competition to date at the Bellator NYC on pay-per-view as he defended his lightweight …read more

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Posted on April 3, 2018, 9:16 pm By
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Why Bellator 106 battle with Michael Chandler is one that Eddie Alvarez will never forget

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is known for his ability to consistently put on gritty, memorable battles.
Amid a wide variety of pickings, two stand out: the ones with fellow …read more

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Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (1 p.m. ET) with Justin Gaethje, Michael Chandler, Leon Edwards, Casey Stern

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Justin Gaethje, Michael Chandler, Leon Edwards and Casey Stern.
Gaethje is gearing up for a fight with …read more

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Scott Coker Explains Why Michael Chandler vs. Patricio Freire Isn’t Happening

Bellator president Scott Coker put the kibosh on talks of Michael Chandler vs. Patricio Freire. Chandler, who is a lightweight, has gotten into a bit of a beef with “Pitbull,” …read more

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Scott Coker explains ‘misunderstanding’ of offered Michael Chandler vs. Patricio Freire fight

Michael Chandler and Patricio Freire each seemed to be interested in fighting the other at Bellator 197 next month. That fight, though, is not going to happen.
Instead, Chandler will …read more

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Latest Bellator 197 fight card for ‘Chandler vs Girtz’ on April 13 at Family Arena

Event: Bellator 197: “Chandler vs. Girtz”Date: Fri., April 13, 2018, on Paramount NetworkLocation: Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri
Bellator 197 Main Event:
155 lbs.: Michael Chandler (17-4) vs. Brandon Girtz (15-7)
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Patricio Freire Explains Turning Down Bout With Michael Chandler

Patricio Freire wanted to face Michael Chandler, but he didn’t get the terms he wanted. Freire and Chandler have been involved in a bit of a beef. It all stems …read more

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Posted on March 23, 2018, 7:46 pm By
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Bellator champ Patricio Freire: I offered to fight 'jerk' Michael Chandler – but only for five rounds

In a way, Patricio Freire did turn down a fight with Michael Chandler. But does that make him, as Chandler said, a “coward”?
Given the specific set of circumstances around a …read more

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Patricio Freire explains why he’s not fighting Michael Chandler at Bellator 197

Michael Chandler will fight Brandon Girtz in the main event of Bellator 197 in St. Charles, Miss., on April 13, but that was not the company’s first backup plan.
Chandler, who …read more

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Primus injured, out of Bellator LW title fight rematch vs. Chandler

Bellator MMA lightweight champion Brent Primus still has yet to make his first title defense, and won’t be able to do so in April vs. Michael Chandler. Michael Chandler will …read more

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Brent Primus releases statement about withdrawal from Michael Chandler rematch

Brent Primus’ rematch with Michael Chandler won’t happen at Bellator 197, but in the words of the reigning Bellator lightweight champion, “it’s going to happen sooner than later.”
Primus posted a …read more

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Bellator 155-Pound Champ Brent Primus Issues Apology for Michael Chandler Rematch Cancellation

Tuesday night MMA Fighting reported that Bellator MMA lightweight champion Brent Primus had to withdraw from his much-anticipated rematch against Michael Chandler. …read more

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Injury Derails Bellator 197 Title Fight, but Michael Chandler to Remain in New Main Event

The original Bellator 197 main event has undergone a makeover after lightweight champion Brent Primus had to withdraw because of an injury. …read more

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Michael Chandler vs. Brandon Girtz in the works for Bellator 197 with Brent Primus injured

According to MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani, Bellator lightweight champion Brent Primus is out of his April 13 lightweight title defense against Michael Chandler at Bellator 197 due to a knee injury. …read more

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Primus forced to withdraw from Bellator bout

A Bellator MMA lightweight title rematch between Brent Primus and Michael Chandler has been pulled from Bellator 197 on April 13 in Missouri. Primus has been forced to withdraw due …read more

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Brent Primus injury sets up Michael Chandler vs. Brandon Girtz as new Bellator 197 headliner

It turns out Michael Chandler will have to wait longer for a second crack at Brent Primus.
Primus (8-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA), Bellator’s undefeated lightweight champion, has been injured and forced …read more

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Brent Primus injured; Michael Chandler vs. Brandon Girtz in the works for Bellator 197 main event

Bellator lightweight champion Brent Primus has been forced to withdraw from his April 13 title defense against Michael Chandler after suffering an injured knee, MMA Fighting has learned.
As a result, …read more

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Anderson Stepping In For Freeman At Bellator 197

Bellator 197 “Primus vs. Chandler 2” goes down Apr. 13, 2018 at Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo. Former two time Lightweight champion “Iron” Michael Chandler (17-4) will be looking …read more

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Posted on March 20, 2018, 3:16 am By
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