Michael Chandler vs. Patricio Freire for Lightweight Title at Bellator 221

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Lightweight champion Michael Chandler will defend his title against featherweight champ Patricio “Pitbull” Freire at Bellator 221 on May 11.

Chandler (19-4) is currently riding a three-fight win streak, most recently defeating Brent Primus via unanimous decision at Bellator 212 last December. A two-time Bellator lightweight champion, Chandler has earned notable wins over the likes of former UFC champions Eddie Alvarez and Benson Henderson. Chandler also holds two victories over Patricio’s older brother, Patricky Freire.

Freire (28-4) is also riding a three-fight win streak, most recently defeating Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 209 last November. “Pitbull” is a two-time Bellator featherweight champion and will have the opportunity to become a dual-weight champ when he takes on Chandler.

Source: http://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/25995958/patricio-freire-michael-chandler-battle-champions-set-bellator-221

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