Bellator 157 – Dynamite 2 (June 24 2016)
Michael Chandler Vs Patricky Freire
Winner – Michael Chandler Via Round 1 KO
One of the best martial artists in the world, Michael Chandler, will be competing in the Main Event of Bellator 197 this weekend. Chandler was originally scheduled to face Brent Primus in a rematch for the Bellator Lightweight title but due to an injury, Primus was forced to withdraw from the contest. Stepping in to face Michael Chandler will be the long-time Bellator staple, Brandon Girtz.
This card has considerably suffered due to Primus’ withdrawal – with many fans greatly anticipating the rematch and for Chandler to reclaim his title. The matchup with Girtz is a far less compelling one for everyone involved and has understandably caused this card to greatly fly under the radar. That being said, for any dedicated fan of combat the opportunity to see Michael Chandler compete, regardless of opponent, should never be taken for granted. Michael Chandler is a once in a lifetime competitor and is one of the few fighters outside of the UFC that deserve your undivided attention every single time they compete. This is going to be a great opportunity for Michael Chandler to express his art form at a high level and I can not wait to watch.