This fight might not have been what the fans wanted, but Will Brooks stepped in and delivered. A very close fight, both fighters giving it their all. Most of the fight took place on the ground, but a very good back and forth action fight. However the fight ends when gets the Will Brooks wins the fight by split decision victory (48-47). Michael Chandler really needs to improve on not giving up his back. He could have been submitted four times in this fight.
Will Brooks was coming into this fight with 4 knockouts, 4 submissions and 5 decision victories, while he has one knockout loss in his MMA career. Prior to joining Bellator he was on an eight fight winning streak. He won his Bellator debut against Ricardo Tirloni via unanimous decision at Bellator 87 on Jan / 31 / 2013. He lost his next fight against Saad Awad via 1st Rd KO at Bellator 91 on Feb / 28 / 2013. He went on a four fight winning streak starting with Cris Leyva via 3rd Rd KO at Bellator 97 on Jul / 31 / 2013, John Alessio via unanimous decision at Bellator 101 on Sep / 27 / 2013, Saad Awad via unanimous decision at Bellator 105 on Oct / 25 / 2013 and in his last fight he beat Alexander Sarnavskiy via unanimous decision at Bellator 109 on Nov / 22 / 2013.
Michael Chandler was coming into this fight with 5 knockouts, 5 submissions and 2 decision victories in his MMA career. He has never been knocked out or submitted. His only loss is against Eddie Alvarez. He made his Bellator debut against Scott Stapp via 1st Rd KO at Bellator Fighting Championships 31 on Sep / 30 / 2010. After this fight, he went on a four fight winning streak before meeting Eddie Alvarez in their first meeting. Chandler beat Alvarez in their first outing via rear naked choke at Bellator Fighting Championships 58 on Nov / 19 / 2011 to win the lightweight title.
He then went on to defend and beat Akihiro Gono via 1st Rd KO at Bellator Fighting Championships 67 on May / 04 / 2012, Rick Hawn via rear naked choke at Bellator Fighting Championships 85 on Jan / 17 / 2013 and finally David Rickels via 1st Rd KO at Bellator 97 on Jul / 31 / 2013. In his last fight, he lost the belt to Eddie Alvarez via split decision at Bellator 106 on Nov/ 02 / 2013.
This was a good fight and will be hard to follow, check out the main page to see what happened in the main event between Rampage Jackson and King Mo. It might not be Eddie Alvarez – Michael Chandler, but still a good one. This was a major upset, but those who watched the fight, we all knew it could have gone either way. This was a major upset, but those who watched the fight, we all knew it could have gone either way.