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Bellator 197 Results: Michael Chandler Is Bellator’s Last Action Hero

Other than a lot of recycled fighters, Bellator has few homegrown stars. In fact, they really only have one, and his name is Michael Chandler.

A fluke injury saw him lose the lightweight belt last year to Brent Primus last year, but while Primus has been languishing in injury limbo since then, Chandler has been busy kicking dudes’ asses. Like on Friday, at Bellator 197.

Chandler took out Brandon Girtz in under a round, totally smoking him on the ground like he was a toppled hookah pipe. The former – and likely future – champ stuck around when others were jumping ship to the UFC, and he now bleeds Bellator-colored blood (whatever that means).

Elsewhere on the Bellator 197 card, AJ McKee dominated Justin Lawrence for three rounds, and Kimbo Slice’s kid, “Baby Slice”, at Devon Brock for dinner.

Baby Slice Bellator 197

But at the end of the night it was all about Chandler, Bellator’s last action hero.

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Bellator 197 Results: Michael Chandler Is Bellator’s Last Action Hero

Other than a lot of recycled fighters, Bellator has few homegrown stars. In fact, they really only have one, and his name is Michael Chandler.

A fluke injury saw him lose the lightweight belt last year to Brent Primus last year, but while Primus has been languishing in injury limbo since then, Chandler has been busy kicking dudes’ asses. Like on Friday, at Bellator 197.

Chandler took out Brandon Girtz in under a round, totally smoking him on the ground like he was a toppled hookah pipe. The former – and likely future – champ stuck around when others were jumping ship to the UFC, and he now bleeds Bellator-colored blood (whatever that means).

Elsewhere on the Bellator 197 card, AJ McKee dominated Justin Lawrence for three rounds, and Kimbo Slice’s kid, “Baby Slice”, at Devon Brock for dinner.

Baby Slice Bellator 197

But at the end of the night it was all about Chandler, Bellator’s last action hero.

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Bellator 197 Results: Michael Chandler Is Bellator’s Last Action Hero

Other than a lot of recycled fighters, Bellator has few homegrown stars. In fact, they really only have one, and his name is Michael Chandler.

A fluke injury saw him lose the lightweight belt last year to Brent Primus last year, but while Primus has been languishing in injury limbo since then, Chandler has been busy kicking dudes’ asses. Like on Friday, at Bellator 197.

Chandler took out Brandon Girtz in under a round, totally smoking him on the ground like he was a toppled hookah pipe. The former – and likely future – champ stuck around when others were jumping ship to the UFC, and he now bleeds Bellator-colored blood (whatever that means).

Elsewhere on the Bellator 197 card, AJ McKee dominated Justin Lawrence for three rounds, and Kimbo Slice’s kid, “Baby Slice”, at Devon Brock for dinner.

Baby Slice Bellator 197

But at the end of the night it was all about Chandler, Bellator’s last action hero.

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Bellator 197 Results: Michael Chandler Is Bellator’s Last Action Hero

Other than a lot of recycled fighters, Bellator has few homegrown stars. In fact, they really only have one, and his name is Michael Chandler.

A fluke injury saw him lose the lightweight belt last year to Brent Primus last year, but while Primus has been languishing in injury limbo since then, Chandler has been busy kicking dudes’ asses. Like on Friday, at Bellator 197.

Chandler took out Brandon Girtz in under a round, totally smoking him on the ground like he was a toppled hookah pipe. The former – and likely future – champ stuck around when others were jumping ship to the UFC, and he now bleeds Bellator-colored blood (whatever that means).

Elsewhere on the Bellator 197 card, AJ McKee dominated Justin Lawrence for three rounds, and Kimbo Slice’s kid, “Baby Slice”, at Devon Brock for dinner.

Baby Slice Bellator 197

But at the end of the night it was all about Chandler, Bellator’s last action hero.

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Albert Tumenov returns to action in May for first post-UFC bout

Albert Tumenov has a date and opponent for his first bout since leaving the UFC.

The Russian welterweight, who signed with Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB) after racking up a 5-3 UFC record, will return to action on May 20 against Brazilian veteran Marcelo Alfaya in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Alfaya announced the booking on his Facebook page, and revealed the date and the location to MMA Fighting on Tuesday.

Tumenov (17-4) left the UFC on a two-fight losing skid, finished by Gunnar Nelson and Leon Edwards, but had a five-fight winning streak leading up to those bouts, including victories over the likes of Lorenz Larkin and Alan Jouban.

Alfaya (18-7, 1 NC), who will celebrate the 15th anniversary of his MMA debut later this month, went 2-0 competing in Russia in 2016. The TUF 21 alum has fought the likes of Jon Fitch and Jake Ellenberger under the WSOF and Bellator banners.

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UFC Fight Night 107 Primer: Corey Anderson in Action

This past weekend, Brazil got all the UFC love. This coming weekend, it will be London, England. UFC Fight Night 107 is about what you’d expect from a Fight Pass card (read: full of local talent), but the main event promises fireworks in the form of hard-hitting Jimi Manuwa against TUF winner Corey Anderson. Anderson […]

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Bellator’s Anastasia Yankova returns to action in April

Bellator prospect Anastasia Yankova is gearing up for a return.

The Russian-born Yankova is scheduled to fight Elina Kallionidou at Bellator 176 in Torino, Italy on April 8, MMA Fighting recently confirmed with Bellator officials. The fight will take place at a 130-pound catchweight.

The undefeated Yankova (4-0) is 2-0 under the Bellator banner, most recently defeating Veta Arteaga via split decision in September.

Kallionidou (5-1) suffered the first loss of her young career in December when she dropped a unanimous decision to Sinead Kavanagh in her Bellator debut.

Yankova was recently featured in the Russian-edition of Vogue Magazine after signing a deal with Nike Russia.

The event, currently headlined by Rafael Carvalho vs. Melvin Manhoef 2 for the Bellator middleweight title, will mark the promotion’s second card at the Pala Alpitour in Torino.

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UFC Fight Night 104 Primer: The Korean Zombie in Action

In a few hours, UFC Fight Night 104 will grace our television screens with the return of one of the more popular featherweights in the sport: Chan Sung Jung – “The Korean Zombie”. Rough two years of mandatory military service has kept the South Korean away from us, but he’s back, and hopefully ready to […]

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C.B. Dollaway exploring legal action following elevator accident prior to UFC 203

The UFC 203 saga continues for C.B. Dollaway.

According to Dollaway’s manager, Dave Martin, the light heavyweight has a wedged disc in his neck and a compressed disc in his lower back as a result of the elevator accident he was in the day before UFC 203 in Cleveland earlier this month. Dollaway’s doctors in Sioux Falls, S.D. have advised against surgery and he has already begun a rehab program back home in Phoenix.

Martin said he is exploring legal action.

“Somebody is going to answer for this,” he said. “I’ll tell you that much.”

Dollaway got stuck in the faulty Wyndham Hotel elevator along with Urijah Faber, Fabricio Werdum, Yancy Medeiros, Brad Tavares and many others for several minutes after the UFC 203 weigh-ins on Sept. 9. He was the only one to have suffered an injury and was forced to suddenly withdraw from his fight against Francimar Barroso after already weighing in.

A hotel representative had no comment when asked about the incident by MMAFighting.com, and Martin has had similar luck when trying to understand how this happened.

“I still don’t have incident report,” he said.

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UFC 202 Primer: Neil Magny in Action

Neil Magny has kicked some serious ass in the Octagon – not the least of which is the beatdown he delivered to Hector Lombard back in March. That ass-kickery has earned him the “honor” of being part of the UFC 202 Fight Pass prelims main event opposite Lorenz Larkin. Obviously, everyone is going to be […]

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