Michael Chandler

December 12th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Bellator 212 takes place Friday, December 14 at Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the odds for the card, and here they are. Bellator 212 Opening Odds Brent Primus -400 Michael Chandler +280 Frank Mir -160 Javy Ayala +120 AJ McKee -750 Daniel Crawford +450 Derek Campos -305…

March 24th, 2017
James Lynch

Ilir Latifi vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira set for UFC Fight Night 112  UFC officials announced Thursday that a light heavyweight matchup between Ilir Latifi and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has been added to UFC Fight Night 112. Latifi (12-5) had his three-fight win streak snapped in his last fight, losing by knockout to Ryan Bader at UFC Fight…

November 16th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

During the midst of a two-event day for the UFC, Bellator will also be putting on an event this Saturday (November 19, 2016). Exactly five years to the day that Michael Chandler defeated Eddie Alvarez in arguably one of the best MMA fights of all-time, the Bellator champion will face the second biggest name in…

November 15th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler as he prepares for his upcoming title bout at Bellator 165 this Saturday night (November 19, 2016) against Benson Henderson at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The champ talks about his training, his MMA future and his opponent Henderson: “I think the biggest thing…

June 23rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

For the third consecutive month, Bellator will be running cards on back-to-back weeks, as the company puts on Bellator 157 this Friday. The approach seems to be reverting to something closer to the schedule the organization used to run, and could help develop a more consistent viewer base. Something else that will certainly help is…

June 23rd, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 157 lightweight Michael Chandler as he prepares for his upcoming co-main event this Friday night (June 24, 2016) against Patricky Freire at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The former lightweight champ is extremely confident heading into this bout due to some great experiences with the new training…

May 16th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC 198 Video Highlights: Stipe Miocic vs. Fabricio Werdum      UFC 198 Video Highlights: Jacare Souza vs. Vitor Belfort     UFC 198 Video Highlights: Cristiane Justino vs. Leslie Smith     Michael Chandler vs. Patricky ‘Pitbull’ for vacant lightweight title set for Bellator 157 After Bellator decided to cut lightweight champion Will Brooks and make him…

May 2nd, 2016
James Lynch

Undisclosed injury forces Josh Thomson off Bellator 154 fight with Michael Chandler Lightweight Josh Thomson has pulled out of his fight with Michael Chandler due to an undisclosed injury according to FloCombat.com. Both Thomson’s (22-8 ) and Chandler (14-3) are both coming off back-to-back wins. There is no word on what type of injury Thomson had sustained. A replacement opponent…

February 22nd, 2016
James Lynch

Lightweight Bobby Cooper (12-6) discusses his upcoming fight with David Rickels (16-4) at Bellator 150 on Feb. 26th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Bobby also discusses how he got into MMA, how this fight came together and seeing Pablo Villaseca (who he last defeated) get a fight with Josh Thomson.

November 4th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This Friday, one of the better Bellator cards in recent memory will take place at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The organization’s two best divisions will be featured with a title fight and potential number one contenders bout each, and then Bobby Lashley and James Thompson will break up the monotony of good…

November 4th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 145 lightweight Michael Chandler as he prepares for his upcoming main card rematch this Friday night (November 7, 2015) against David Rickels at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The former Bellator champion has faced Rickels before and he doesn’t expect the fight to go much differently this time around: “As respectful…

September 23rd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Former Bellator champion Michael Chandler looked much the part of his former self when he rebounded from three consecutive losses to batter Derek Campos back in June. He has a golden opportunity to build off that momentum moving forward, as his next bout will be featured on Bellator 145 against David Rickels. The booking is…

June 18th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 138 lightweight Michael Chandler as he prepares for his upcoming main card battle this Friday night (June 19, 2015) against Derek Campos at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The former Bellator champion expects a very fun fight against an aggressive opponent, but he also believes he’s on…

June 17th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This Friday will be one of the biggest and most bizarre days in the history of Bellator MMA. The promotion is putting on the fight that began Elite XC’s downward spiral nearly seven years ago. The original UFC superfight champion Ken Shamrock will take on the original YouTube sensation Kimbo Slice at Bellator 138. The…

June 16th, 2015
James Lynch

Bellator 138 emanates from the Scottrade Center from St Louis, Missouri on Friday night. Along with two of the biggest names in MMA headlining the evenings card, this event also features a title fight and two former title holders in the featherweight and lightweight divisions. Here’s five reasons to tune into Bellator 138. Legend vs. Internet Sensation …

June 15th, 2015
James Lynch

Jimmy Smith has established himself as one of the best MMA commentators in the sport and already has wealth of accomplishments in his career so far. Along with amassing a professional MMA record of 5-1, Smith’s also hosted “Fight Quest” on the Discovery Channel and is currently doing commentary for Bellator MMA and PBC boxing. Smith spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 109…

May 14th, 2015
James Lynch

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Carlin Bardsley has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you an invitation for the big Ten Cent Game for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 66 event. If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to Kountermove.com, read the instructions, and try your hand at winning some free cash just by picking…

May 11th, 2015
James Lynch

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler looks to get back on the winning track next month at Bellator 138, when he squares off with Derek Campos on June 19th. Along with competing on the same event as the much anticipated Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock matchup, Chandler will also be fighting in his home state…

May 10th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 104 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com,  Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome two great guests. First we welcome former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler to talk about his upcoming fight with Derek Campos at Bellator 138 in June. Then we’re joined by one of the top featherweight prospects outside the UFC in Freddy…

November 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy Bellator 131 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Tito Ortiz wins by decision (+150) In the main event of Bellator 131,…

November 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Bellator 131 took place tonight in San Diego, California, and the event overall was actually one of the promotion’s best offerings of the year as it featured a number of exciting fights and vicious finishes, including an upset knockout in the co-main event. Overall from a betting perspective, three favorites and two underdogs won based…

November 12th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Saturday will see the three biggest North American MMA promotions going head-to-head-to-head, as the UFC, Bellator, and WSOF all have cards running. From the standpoints of relevance, entertaining matchmaking, and morbid curiosity, Bellator may actually have the most intriguing card of the three. The only problem is that the company can’t seem to get out…

May 19th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 53 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome The MMA Report’s Jason Floyd (@Jason_Floyd) to recap Bellator’s first pay-per view from Mississippi, as he was there covering the event this past weekend. The Big Three 1) Rampage beats King Mo by controversial decision in the main event of Bellator 120. How…

May 19th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Surprises and Disappointments is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event and certain Bellator events, highlighting three fighters who had surprising performances and three fighters who disappointed. Here are the three surprises and the three disappointments from Bellator 120. Surprises Will Brooks — The co-main event of Bellator 120 saw a massive upset take place as…

May 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event and certain Bellator events that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy Bellator 120 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Rampage Jackson wins by decision (+169) In the main…

May 18th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Bellator finally made it to pay-per-view on Saturday night, and the results seemed very appropriate for a promotion which over the years has managed to put on numerous exciting fights and memorable moments, yet has failed to gain the amount of traction one might expect from the world’s second-biggest MMA organization. There was a time…

May 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Bellator 120 took place tonight at Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, and Bellator’s first-ever PPV proved to be a weird, yet overall entertaining way to spend a Saturday night. Overall, four favorites won while five underdogs came through. Here’s a betting recap for Bellator 120 based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Bellator 120 Favorites…

May 17th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Bellator 120 Date: May 17, 2014 Arena: Landers Center City: Southaven, MI Bellator will be live on Pay Per View for the first time in the promotions history with Bellator 120 in Southaven, MI. The main card will go live at 10pm ET. If interested in wagering on these fights, you may do so at…

May 17th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

The mixed martial arts (MMA) fantasy website Kountermove is back with another freeroll for MMAOddsBreaker.com readers. If you’re not familiar with how the site works, here’s a brief snippet from the site owners, themselves. Kountermove brings the traditional fantasy format to MMA. Accumulation of points and a salary cap make fantasy MMA more intriguing than…

May 16th, 2014
Jason Nawara

Wow, so here we are; Southhaven, Mississippi. It’s the site of the first Bellator PPV after much turbulence. While Eddie Alvarez is out of his trilogy fight with Michael Chandler, thus changing the main event to King Mo vs. Rampage, this card still has plenty of action for fans of all types. With a strange…

May 16th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 120 lightweights Will Brooks and Michael Chandler as they prepare for their main card bouts this Saturday night (May 17, 2014) at the Landers Center in South Haven, Mississippi. Editor’s note: Both of these interviews took place before the recent shake-up to the Bellator PPV. Brooks was initially…

May 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of Bellator 120 is a three-round light heavyweight tournament final between former UFC light heavyweight champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and former Strikeforce lightweight champ Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Jackson as a -255 favorite (bet $255 to win $100) while Lawal is a +215…

May 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card matchups at Bellator 120 is a three-round light heavyweight bout between Bellator middleweight champion Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko, who is moving up in weight for the fight, and former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito “The People’s Champion” Ortiz. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Shlemenko as a -460…

May 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of Bellator 120 is a five-round title fight for the interim Bellator lightweight championship between former titleholder Michael Chandler and tournament winner Will “Ill” Brooks. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Chandler as a -900 favorite (bet $900 to win $100) while Brooks is a +500 underdog (bet $100…

May 16th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Yesterday, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened the betting lines for the main card of Bellator’s upcoming pay-per-view card, featuring Michael Chandler and Will Brooks in an interim lightweight title bout, as well as the “freakshow” fight between Alexander Shlemenko and Tito Ortiz. However, before the organization heads over to PPV at 10pm, they have a…

May 13th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

It seems as though this past Saturday had almost as big an impact on Bellator’s upcoming pay-per-view effort as this coming Saturday — the actual night of the fights — will have. Of course, that was when it was announced that Eddie Alvarez was forced out of the main event of Bellator 120 and his…

May 12th, 2014
Adam Martin.

This weekend’s Bellator pay-per-view event is still on, but not without some last-minute changes to the card. During a media conference call this past Saturday night, Bellator announced that lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has a concussion and is out of the main event of Bellator 120, which takes place this coming in Saturday in Mississippi….

May 10th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

In case you’ve been living under a rock the past 24 hours, the Bellator MMA Pay-Per-View, scheduled to take place this Saturday (May 17, 2014) is in jeopardy following a report concerning headliner Eddie Alvarez likely being forced from the card. The promotion announced a conference call for 6 pm ET today and yours truly…

April 20th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 49 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Bloody Elbow’s Karim Zidan (@ZidanSports) to recap all the action this week in combat sports. As well MFC President Mark Pavelich (@MarkPavelich) previews MFC 40 and has an interesting take on his fighter contracts. Finally RFA matchmaker Scott Cutbirth (@RFACutbirth) closes out the…

November 4th, 2013
Gabe Killian

Bellator 106 took place this past Saturday night (Nov. 2, 2013) and we had an up and down night with suggested bets. Our first bet for the Bellator 106 card was a moderate play on Akop Stepanyan -180, who I’m starting to think has the worst luck in MMA history. Every fight he has lost,…

November 3rd, 2013
Miguel

When Bellator 106 ended last night (Nov. 2, 2013), there were three new champions crowned, and the company took a nice step forward in terms of competition. In the final accounting, Eddie Alvarez had taken back his Lightweight belt from Michael Chandler, Daniel Straus had upended Featherweight belt-holder Pat Curran and Emanuel Newton outlasted King…

November 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator 106 was billed as the biggest event in the promotion’s history and it turned out to be an absolutely fantastic card with a number of upset victories and surprising endings to fights. Overall, six betting favorites hit while four big underdogs scored in an evening of violence that surprised many bettors. Here’s a betting…

November 2nd, 2013
Gabe Killian

Bellator 106 Date: Long Beach Arena City: Long Beach, CA Lightweight title bout: Eddie Alvarez (+220) vs Michael Chandler (-260) Fight Breakdown: The main event for Bellator 106 will be for the Bellator lightweight title. It is a rematch between champion Michael Chandler and challenger Eddie Alvarez, the initial fight of which is the best…

November 1st, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 106 lightweight champion Michael Chandler as he prepares for his title fight this weekend (Nov. 2, 2013) against Eddie Alvarez at The Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California. The talented Alliance MMA fighter dethroned Eddie Alvarez when they first fought two years ago. Since then, Alvarez…

November 1st, 2013
Jason Nawara

Bellator 106, once headlined by Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz, has now seen a mish-mash of match-up mangling, to bow to the almighty alliteration usage. Now we have a newfangled card featured on Spike TV Saturday night rather than PPV. Let’s take a look at what fights await us. In this restructured main event, Tito…

October 29th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

This Saturday was meant to be a landmark for Bellator, as it was scheduled to be the company’s first ever PPV. The organization stacked the card to the point that the rest of its season nine schedule suffered a bit, and one week prior to the card we received news that headliner Tito Ortiz had…

August 14th, 2013
Miguel

When Bellator’s Lightweight star Eddie Alvarez decided to test the waters of free agency at the end of last year, things got messy when Bellator matched the UFC’s contract offer.  The details of the dispute are well detailed, but both parties appear to have buried the hatchet, as Bellator announced that Eddie Alvarez has resigned…

August 13th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney today announced in a press release that the promotion has re-signed Eddie Alvarez and he’s set to rematch Michael Chandler at Bellator 106. Here’s what Rebney said: “I’ve been cageside for more live fights than almost anyone on the planet,” Bellator CEO & Chairman Bjorn Rebney said. “Without question, Chandler vs….

July 31st, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator 97 took place tonight and the event featured a number of exciting matches, many of which were available to bet on. Overall, eight favorites won while only one underdog cashed. Here’s a betting recap for the card based on the closing results at 5Dimes Sportsbook: Bellator 97 Favorites That Won In the main event…

July 31st, 2013
Jason Nawara

Somehow Bellator 97 has crept up on the world without making any noise about what an incredible card this is until this week. Albuquerque, New Mexico plays host to this supremely underrated card, and the show will be broadcast live on Spike starting at 7 EST/6 Central. The night is headlined by Michael Chandler (11-0),…

July 31st, 2013
Gabe Killian

Lightweight title bout: David Rickels (+700) vs Michael Chandler (-1100) Fight Breakdown: The Bellator 96 main event features a match-up for the organizations Lightweight title between the Champion Michael Chandler and the challenger David Rickels. Chandler is currently a giant favorite at -1100 ($1,100 to win $100) while Rickels is the monster underdog at +700…

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