The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former M-1 Lw and Bellator Fw tournament champion Daniel Weichel entered this fight with a mma record of 36-9-0 (72% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.12 featherweight in the world. He fought three times last year beating Pat Curran (=Curran vs Weichel) and Georgi Karakhanyan (=Weichel vs Karakhanyan) but between these two fights he lost to Patricio Freire (=Freire vs Weichel).
His opponent, Emmanuel Sanchez, has an official record of 13-2-0 (46% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.37 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Pat Curran last year (=Curran vs Sanchez) but then he has won three consecutive fights beating Daniel Pineda in 2016 (=Sanchez vs Pineda). Weichel vs Sanchez is on the undercard of Darrion Caldwell vs Joe Taimanglo – Bellator 159; they also faced each other a second time on November 12, 2020 (Daniel Weichel vs Emmanuel Sanchez 2). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 159: Caldwell vs Taimanglo
Where: Kansas Star Arena, Mulvane, Kansas, USA
Division: featherweight (145 lbs, 66 kg)
Weichel’s previous fight: Daniel Weichel vs Georgi Karakhanyan
Sanchez’s previous fight: Emmanuel Sanchez vs Daniel Pineda
Weichel’s next fight: Daniel Weichel vs Brian Moore
Sanchez’s next fight: Georgi Karakhanyan vs Emmanuel Sanchez
Weichel vs Sanchez Fight Video:
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Official video (USA)