The Bellator Lw champion Michael Chandler entered this fight with a professional mma record of 19-4-0 (74% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.9 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Khabib Nurmagomedov). He lost to Brent Primus in 2017 (Michael Chandler vs Brent Primus I) but then he has won three fights taking revenge on Primus in his last one (Brent Primus vs Michael Chandler II).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and current Bellator fw champ Patricio Freire, has an official record of 28-4-0 (71% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.18 in the same weight class. Patricio ‘Pitbull’ lost to Benson Henderson in 2016 (Henderson vs Freire) but then he has won three bouts defeating Emmanuel Sanchez in his last one (Patricio Freire vs Emmanuel Sanchez). Chandler vs Freire, main event of Bellator 221, is valid for the Bellator lightweight title (Chandler’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 221: Chandler vs. Pitbull
Where: Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, USA
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
Title: Bellator Lightweight Championship
Chandler’s previous fight: Brent Primus vs Michael Chandler 2
Freire’s previous fight: Patricio Freire vs Emmanuel Sanchez
Freire’s next fight: Patricio Freire vs Juan Archuleta
Chandler vs Freire full fight video:
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