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Bellator to promote 'Bellator NYC' as followup to Bellator 180; Chandler-Primus added (updated)

(Updated at 5:15 p.m. ET to reflect information from Bellator’s official press release.)

Bellator wants to create a distinct identity for its second pay-per-view event, so the Viacom-owned promotion is spinning off the pay portion of its June 24 event at Madison Square Garden in New York City. 373 more words

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Bellator champ Michael Chandler dreams of fighting top UFC lightweights but remains happy

In mixed martial arts, things don’t always go as planned. So that’s a lesson Bellator champion Michael Chandler has been reminded of recently.

Chandler (16-3 MMA, 13-3 BMMA) … 588 more words

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2396 with Michael Chandler, Jade Bryce, Darren Elkins, Megan Anderson, Lando Vanatta

Stream or download Thursday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Michael Chandler, Jade Bryce, Darren Elkins, Megan Anderson and Lando Vanatta.

Chandler is Bellator’s lightweight champion and stopped by the studio to update us on what’s next for him. 69 more words

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Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (1 p.m. ET): Lando Vannata, Darren Elkins, Megan Anderson, Michael Chandler and Jade Bryce in studio

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Lando Vannata, Darren Elkins and Megan Anderson, plus Michael Chandler and Jade Bryce in the studio. 331 more words

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'Big man on campus' Josh Thomson: I'll fight Bellator champ Michael Chandler on my terms

Bellator lightweight Josh Thomson professes not to enjoy his position in the Viacom-owned promotion.

At 38, he’s one of the older fighters on the roster. He’s also one of the bigger names, having fought for the UFC belt and sold out arenas during his time in now-defunct Strikeforce. 805 more words

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Bellator champ Michael Chandler focused on Thomson but 'would love' MacDonald at 170

At this point, Bellator champion Michael Chandler has made it bundantly clear that he wants to fight Josh Thomson.

The two were supposed to meet this past May, but an injury forced Thomson (22-8 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) to withdraw  577 more words

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2352 with Michael Chandler, Jessica Andrade, Tim Means, Sammy the Squid

Stream or download Friday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Michael Chandler, Jessica Andrade, Tim Means and Sammy the Squid.

Chandler, the Bellator lightweight champion, co-hosted the episode and helped the hosts cover the latest news and give final predictions for UFC 207. 85 more words

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