Michael Chandler lost his lightweight championship at Saturday night’s Bellator 180 in New York City. He attempted to compete through an ankle injury, but the referee stopped the bout, and Brent Primus was awarded a TKO victory. The freak injury was a bitter way for the 31-year-old to lose his title.
There, Chandler became a three-time Bellator Lightweight Champion and was the winner of the Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament, and held a promotional win-loss record of 18–5. Michael Chandler Style Wrestling Fighting out of Boca Raton, Florida, U.S. Team Sanford MMA Wrestling NCAA Division I Wrestling
He’s had some of the most amazing battles in the history of Bellator.” He dropped the title to Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire at Bellator 221 last May. Soon after, Chandler ended up leaving the organization on winning terms after fighting out his contract. He defeated Sidney Outlaw and Benson Henderson.Oct 7, 2020