Will Brooks entered this fight with a pro mma record of 16-1-0 (56% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.4 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Rafael dos Anjos). He suffered his only defeat in 2013 when he faced Saad Awad (=Brooks vs Awad), after this bout he has won seven consecutive fights winning the vacant Bellator Lw belt last year, against Michael Chandler (=Brooks vs Chandler II), and defending it once in 2015 with Dave Jansen (=Brooks vs Jansen).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj Marcin Held, has a record of 21-3-0 (76% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.15 in the same weight class. He lost to Dave Jansen in 2013 (=Jansen vs Held) but then he has won six bouts defeating Patricky Freire in the final of the Bellator Lw tournament (season ten) (=Freire vs Held) and beating Alexander Sarnavskiy in 2015 (=Held vs Sarnavskiy). Brooks vs Held is valid for the Bellator lightweight title (Brooks’ second defense); undercard of Patricio Freire vs Daniel Straus 3 – Bellator 145. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 145: Vengeance
Where: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
Title: Bellator Lightweight Championship
Bellator 145 fight card (main card):
Patricio Freire vs Daniel Straus 3
Will Brooks vs Marcin Held
Michael Chandler vs David Rickels 2
Bobby Lashley vs James Thompson 2
Justin Lawrence vs Emmanuel Sanchez
Brooks’ previous fight: Will Brooks vs Dave Jansen
Held’s previous fight: Marcin Held vs Alexander Sarnavskiy
Brooks’ next fight: Will Brooks vs Ross Pearson
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