Archive: michael chandler

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...

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...

Jun 18, 2014 12:22 pm

QUICK TWITT | Rampage & King Mo Engage In Twitter Beef Following Rebney Exodus

Two of Bellator’s biggest stars, Rampage Jackson and King Mo Lawal just can’t seem to get a long. In their latest spat, the light-heavyweight duo took to twitter in the post-Rebney era to discuss Rampage’s recent hint at retirement. Check it: @Rampage4real so now u feel some typa way cuz your dick rider got fired...

Jun 18, 2014 9:52 am

Rampage Jackson Hints At Retirement

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion and action movie star, Rampage Jackson is hinting at retirement. The MMA superstar took to his instagram to vent his frustrations with the sport: “The1st time Chuck and I fought was in Japan. Pride reps asked me 2 give him a good beating even tho I had 2 fights that night....

Jun 10, 2014 6:34 am

Michael Chandler Wants A Rematch With Will Brooks, Was Injured Before Last Fight

  When Eddie Alvarez had to pull out of his rubber match with Michael Chandler due to injury, Chandler stuck in there and took a fight against lightweight Will Brooks. Chandler ended up losing to Brooks via split decision. Chandler recently went on The Great MMA Debate Podcast and it sounds like he may have...

Jun 4, 2014 4:23 pm

Chandler Wants Brooks Rematch Then Shot At Alvarez

While Alvarez and Brooks may have it all figured out, former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler is hoping to throw a wrench in those plans. In a recent interview with ‘The Great MMA Debate’, he explained, “I’d love to be able to go out there and put a stamp on the fight with Will Brooks...

May 22, 2014 9:47 am

Alvarez Wants Brooks Over Chandler

“For the record, I’ve never, ever picked an opponent. I’ve always had my opponents selected for me by the promotion. I’ve never had a preference. I was simply told who I was fighting, and I fought them. I want to be clear on this, whatever was written into my contract, was written by Bellator. I...

Apr 18, 2014 4:38 pm

Tito Ortiz vs. Alexander Shlemenko Is Official For Bellator’s First PPV

  Today Bellator officials announced that the fight between veteran fighter Tito Ortiz and current Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko will take place on the promotions first ever Pay-Per-View event, Bellator 120. Ortiz, who hasn’t won a fight since 2011, will make his Bellator debut on May 17 in Southaven, Miss. The fight is scheduled...

Mar 3, 2014 10:24 am

Eddie Alvarez Says He Has the Blueprint to Beat Michael Chandler

Who doesn’t love a good rubber match? Each fighter has a win over the other, both are high level fighters, the belt is on the line (again) and it’s on Pay-Per-View. Of course I’m talking about the third and most likely final fight between Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. Chandler beat Alvarez...

Feb 13, 2014 10:14 am

Michael Chandler wants Gilbert Melendez in Bellator

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler must have caught wind of Gilbert Melendez’s recent contract negotiation struggles with the UFC, as he recently tweeted the following: @MikeChandlerMMA: Seeing this news about @GilbertMelendez has me excited. Who wants to see me welcome him to @BellatorMMA after I beat Eddie? Chandler will face Eddie Alvarez for a...

Feb 9, 2014 11:28 am

Michael Chandler picks Jose Aldo to beat Anthony Pettis

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler is focused on reclaiming the belt from rating champ Eddie Alvarez when the two meet for a third time later this year on a yet to be announced Bellator Pay Per View event. Chandler is 100% focused on defeating his nemesis (Alvarez) in their upcoming trilogy bout, but that doesn’t...

Jan 11, 2014 10:12 am

WSOF President Believes They’d ‘Do Very Well’ In Proposed Bellator vs. WSOF Card

By Evan Stoumbelis Several days ago talks emerged of a winner take all profits, World Series of Fighting vs. Bellator card. Now WSoF matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz has put together proposed bouts for the card, the matchups are as follows: Tyrone Spong vs. Quinton Jackson Anthony Johnson vs. Attila Vegh Andrei Arlovski vs. Vitaly Minakov Marlon...

Nov 27, 2013 9:17 am

Ratings report: Bellator 109 draws strong numbers

Bellator wrapped up it’s ninth season last weekend in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with ‘Bellator 109’ which was headlined by a middleweight title fight that saw Andrew Shlemenko stop Doug “Rhino” Marshall in the first-round to reclaim the middleweight strap. According to a report from MMAFighting’s Dave Meltzer, the event did the third-best numbers of the season...

Nov 11, 2013 12:18 pm

POLL RESULTS: Did Bellator 106 Deliver?

On November 2, the Bellator Fighting Championship attempted to enter into the risky business of pay-per-view broadcasting. After removing the main event between Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson the promotion went back to their free on SPIKE TV business model and removed several notable bouts from the night’s roster. An epic title fight between Eddie...

Nov 8, 2013 7:20 am

Report: Comp’d Ticket Percentage High For Bellator 106 Event

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator 106 took place last Saturday in California where fans saw Eddie Alvarez defeat Michael Chandler to win back his lightweight title in their rematch. The card became the biggest show Bellator has put on to date, and the most watched card in Bellator history with an average of 1.1 million viewers...

Nov 5, 2013 8:38 am

Eddie Alvarez isn’t mad at Bjorn Rebney or Bellator

By Evan Stoumbelis Newly crowned Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez made his successful return to action this past Saturday at Bellator 106 after a year-long layoff to reclaim his 155-pound strap from then undefeated champion Michael Chandler. For those who don’t know, Bellator sued Alvarez after the UFC offered him a contract and Bellator exercised...

Nov 4, 2013 11:20 am

Medical Suspensions: Bellator 106’s Alvarez & Chandler Among 22 Suspended Fighters

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator 106 took place this Saturday in Long Beach California during which Eddie Alvarez avenged his loss to the formerly undefeated Michael Chandler to win the lightweight belt, Emmanuel Newton defeated King Mo to win the interim light-heavyweight belt, Daniel Straus defeated Pat Curran to win the featherweight belt, and Joe Riggs...

Nov 4, 2013 7:57 am

Eddie Alvarez Posts Photo of Damage Done in Bellator 106 Main-Event

After an absolute classic that saw Eddie Alvarez reclaim his belt from Michael Chandler, a few superficial bumps and bruises are surely numbed to some degree. Either way, they still aren’t too much fun to look at as Eddie Alvarez helps us do with his recent post on his official Twitter account:   For the...

Nov 4, 2013 7:52 am

Eddie Alvarez Defeats Michael Chandler, Takes Back Title in Classic Bout

After a rough start that had fans a skeptics alike clamoring in retrospect at a card that was once planned for a PPV broadcast,  the main card swooped in like a super-hero and saved the day (or late evening) as a rematch of the 2011 Fight of the Year went off as expected. Both Michael...

Jan 26, 2013 11:22 am

Eddie Alvarez preliminary injunction denied, will not fight at UFC 159 | UFC News

After a long day of fighting in the courtroom, former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (24-3 MMA, 8-1 BFC) was denied a motion to release the fighter from his Bellator contract in order to sign with the UFC. Alvarez’s lawyers argued there is key difference between Bellator’s promise to put Alvarez on Spike as opposed to...

Jan 19, 2013 9:29 am

Bellator Debuts With Solid Ratings; 1.2 Million Peak | MMA News

  Now with Strikeforce gone, Bellator seems to be the biggest North American competitor for the UFC and has a solid debut show to back them up. Once on MTV2, Bellator has recently shifted to a station that was once synonymous with free-TV MMA, Spike TV. The deal came after the UFC signed a multi-year...