The black belt in Bjj, Bellator Fw tournament winner (season ten) and former M-1 Global Lw champion Daniel Weichel entered this fight with a pro mma record of 40-11-0 (67% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.24 featherweight in the world. He lost two consecutive bouts in 2018, against Patricio Freire (Patricio Freire vs Daniel Weichel) and Goiti Yamauchi (Daniel Weichel vs Goiti Yamauchi), but he came back to win against Saul Rogers in 2019.
His opponent, the black belt in karate Emmanuel Sanchez, has a record of 19-4-0 (47% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.19 in the same weight class. He was also defeated by Patricio Freire in 2018 (Patricio Freire vs Emmanuel Sanchez), but then he has won over Georgi Karakhanyan (Emmanuel Sanchez vs Georgi Karakhanyan 2) and Tywan Claxton. In their first fight Weichel defeated Sanchez via split decision (July 22, 2016 – Daniel Weichel vs Emmanuel Sanchez I); this second bout is the quarter-final of the Bellator Fw World Grand Prix and it is on the undercard of Patricio Freire vs Pedro Carvalho – Bellator 252. Watch the video and rate this fight!