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Friday, Feb 12, 2016

Bellator Signs Michael Chandler to New Deal

Chandler (photo via Bellator)

By FCF Staff

Michael Chandler’s five plus year run with Bellator is going to continue, as the promotion has announced that it has signed the former lightweight champ to a contract extension.

Bellator has confirmed that the 29 year-old has signed a multi-fight, multi-year deal with the Viacom owned promotion. No terms of the contract were disclosed.

“Michael Chandler is synonymous with our brand and doubles as an incredibly talented and exciting mixed martial artist,” Bellator President Scott Coker said in a press release announced the deal.  “Not every fighter or free agent aligns with our future plans, but when looking at Chandler’s resume, inking him to a long-term extension was a no-brainer. I look forward to getting him back in action as soon as possible.”

“I’m ecstatic to continue my career with Scott Coker and Bellator MMA. It’s obvious that good things are continuing to happen for this promotion and it’s correlating to big opportunities for myself as well,” Chandler said. “I can’t wait to get back in action and test myself against some of these new guys coming in and move back up through the ranks. As always, my eyes are on that belt, and it will be back around my waist soon.”

Chandler (14-3) has scored finishes over Derek Campos and David Rickels in his last two outings, after losing three straight fights to Eddie Alvarez and Will Brooks (twice).

The accomplished wrestler is not currently booked for a bout.

posted by FCF Staff @ 3:27 pm
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