263 Search Results for chandler

Jun 24, 2017 8:29 pm

Bellator NYC Results: Brent Primus stops Michael Chandler

Bellator NYC Results: Michael Chandler vs. Brent Primus A lightweight title fight between current champion Michael Chandler and top division contender Brent Primus took place during tonight’s “Bellator NYC” main card on pay-per-view. Round one begins and Primus misses with an early high kick attempt. Chandler is pressing forward quickly here. He eats a low...

Jun 15, 2017 8:14 am

VIDEO | Robbie Lawler, Michael Johnson, Michael Chandler, & more sparring hard

Striking guru Henri Hooft is credited as being one of the best striking coaches on the planet, Hooft posted a video with top ranked fighters such as former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, Michael Chandler, and UFC lightweight veteran Michael Johnson. In the video above, you can see some sparring footage of the men sparring,...

May 23, 2017 11:14 am

VIDEO | Michael Johnson & Michael Chandler throwing heat during sparring

UFC lightweight Michael Johnson is likely in a ‘must win’ situation for his next fight. Although Johnson is ranked at #6 on the UFC’s official rankings, in a stacked lightweight division, he could very well find his ranking dropping if he loses his next fight. While Johnson is one of the most explosive fighters in...

Nov 19, 2016 9:42 pm

Michael Chandler Defeats Benson Henderson in Bellator 165 Main Event

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to the SAP Center in San Jose, California with Bellator 165. In the card’s main event, reigning Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler attempted to defend his title against former WEC and UFC lightweight titleholder Benson Henderson. Though Chandler would ultimately succeed on this mission, Henderson did not make it easy...

Oct 4, 2016 6:22 am

VIDEO | Bellator Champ Michael Chandler Offers His Prediction for McGregor vs. Alvarez

Michael Chandler, who currently owns the Bellator lightweight strap, is 1-1 across two bouts with reigning UFC lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez. As such, Chandler’s commentary on Alvarez’s looming title fight with Conor McGregor is especially interesting. In a video posted to YouTube by MMADigest, Chandler offered up his prediction for this highly anticipated title fight,...

Sep 4, 2016 3:02 pm

Michael Chandler: “Eddie Alvarez deserves a red panty night”

Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler (15-3 MMA) is very familiar with current UFC lightweight title holder Eddie Alvarez. Alvarez and Chandler engaged in two epic wars while fighting under the Bellator banner, with Chandler submitting Alvarez in the pairs first encounter, and Eddie being awarded a judges split-decision in their second lightweight title affair. Chandler recently weighed...

Aug 31, 2016 2:46 am

Michael Chandler Says He’d Fight Rory MacDonald At Welterweight

Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler’s immediate future looks like it could get very interesting. We know that he’ll be taking on former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson on November 19. Should he pass that test, Chandler can then look forward to a scrap with another UFC veteran in Josh Thompson, and perhaps even to a...

May 1, 2016 6:01 pm

Josh Thomson forced out of Michael Chandler bout due to an injury

Josh Thomson (22-8 MMA) has suffered an undisclosed injury which has forced the former Strikeforce lightweight champion to pull out of his scheduled Bellator 154 matchup with Michael Chandler. MMAFighting.com confirmed the news after an initial report from FloCombat.com. Thomson has gone 2-0 since joining the Bellator ranks, scoring finishes in both of those victories....

Nov 6, 2015 10:46 pm

REPLAY! Michael Chandler drops David Rickels

Last night at Bellator 145 Michael Chandler once again put himself in a position to get a crack at the Bellator lightweight championship. Chandler knocked out Rickels in the second round of the bout, and you can see the finish above!

Nov 6, 2015 7:38 pm

Bellator 145 results: Michael Chandler vs. David Rickels

It was a bloody fight between Michael Chandler and David Rickels that saw Rickels bloodied and in a bad position against the cage. Chandler poured on the ground & pound while Rickels offered little in the way of defense, forcing the referee to stop the fight. Michael Chandler wins via TKO. Welcome home, @MikeChandlerMMA! #Bellator145...

Sep 22, 2015 9:58 pm

Michael Chandler vs. David Rickels 2 Set For Bellator 145

Bellator added another big fight to their already stacked Bellator 145: Vengeance event. The show will take place on November 6, at the Scottrade Center in Saint Louis. On Tuesday the promotion announced that a lightweight rematch between Michael Chandler and David Rickels will take place on the main card of the big event. In...

Jun 8, 2015 11:02 am

Bellator’s Chandler Believes He’s Still One of the Best in the World

Michael Chandler was one the top fighter of Bellator and was the name you heard when fans talked about the face of a promotion. He defeated the likes of Eddie Alvarez, Patricky Freire and Akihiro Gono in spectacular fashion. Now, Chandler is simply struggling to pick up a win. The former Bellator Lightweight Champion hasn’t...

Feb 18, 2015 9:49 am

Patriots likely to void Chandler Jones contract in wake of ‘Brother’ UFC fight

The NFL’s Patriots franchise have put a stop to the brother vs. brother brawl Jon Jones and Chandler Jones have so aggressively been pursuing. In a statement to TMZ, the New England Patriots Vice President of Media Relations stated the following: “It’s not a matter of if we’d allow Chandler to fight his brother. We...

Nov 24, 2014 2:58 pm

Will Brooks reveals he fought Michael Chandler with torn hamstring

Earlier this month at Bellator 131, Will Brooks scored an impressive fourth round TKO win over Michael Chandler to win the vacant lightweight title, a belt he believes was rightfully his to begin with given that he was the interim champion. What makes Brooks win more impressive is that he won the bout with a...

Nov 17, 2014 9:54 am

Michael Chandler on bizarre Bellator 131 loss: “I don’t remember much”

Michael Chandler was on the receiving end of one of the most bizarre knockouts in MMA history this past Saturday when he was KO’d by Will Brooks (See that HERE). Following the bout, Chandler spoke to Sherdog to discuss the strange KO. “It’s a loss, it was a hard one to take. I showed up...

Nov 15, 2014 8:32 pm

Bellator 131 Results: Brooks Stuns Chandler and Wins Lightweight Title!

There is just something about Michael Chandler title fights that just screams “TRILOGY”. His bout tonight with Will Brooks was one of the most exciting lightweight title fights in the history of Bellator and it showed that Brooks initial victory was not a fluke. The first round was simply a feeling out process. Due to...

Nov 13, 2014 10:09 am

Will Brooks: ‘Chandler a product of a pumped up ego’

“I chalk it up to, his ego doesn’t allow him to step outside of himself and really examine the big picture. I think sometimes his ego and the people around him pump his ego so much that he’s not allowed to see his different things. But it’s not my problem. I control what I can...

Oct 19, 2014 9:45 am

‘5 Rounds’ With Michael Chandler Ahead Of Bellator 131

Go ‘5 rounds’ with former Bellator MMA champion Michael Chandler as he answers 5 questions on various topics ahead of his Bellator 131 bout against Will Brooks for the vacant Bellator lightweight championship. The Bellator MMA lightweight strap was vacated by Eddie Alvarez earlier this year when he left Bellator and signed with the UFC,...

Oct 10, 2014 2:20 pm

Michael Chandler & Will Brooks – Twitter Beef Gone Wrong

At the top of the Bellator lightweight heap sit Michael Chandler and Will Brooks. And with an eventual matchup between the two, their dislike has brought them to beef, on twitter. Check it: @MikeChandlerMMA "you better pack a lunch"? Are you serious? What is this leave it to beaver? I can't even talk to you...

Sep 8, 2014 5:05 am

PHOTO | Dominick Cruz Attends Mike Chandler’s Wedding

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz attended the wedding of Mike Chandler, and his wife Brie this past weekend. Check it out: “So happy for these two lovebirds @briewillett+@mikechandlermma …love being here to witness the beginning of this powerful relationship. #MeettheChandlers”