The former Bellator Lw champion Michael Chandler entered this fight with a professional record of 13-3-0 (85% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.16 lightweight in the world. He lost three consecutive bouts between 2013 and 2014 but he came back to win in 2015 defeating Derek Campos (=Chandler vs Campos).
His opponent, the Bellator Lw tournament champion (season 8) David Rickels, has a record of 16-3-0 (62% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.49 in the same weight class. He fought twice last year, losing to Patricky Freire (=Rickels vs Freire) and winning over Davi Ramos; he has also fought in 2015 but the bout ended in a no-contest (=Rickels vs Alessio). In their first fight Chandler beat Rickels in less than a minute (July 31, 2013 Chandler vs Rickels I); this second bout is on the 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)
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
Chandler’s previous fight: Michael Chandler vs Derek Campos
Rickels’ previous fight: David Rickels vs John Alessio
Chandler’s next fight: Michael Chandler vs Patricky Freire 2
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