clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Bellator 180 fight card adds two title fights: Michael Chandler vs Brent Primus, Douglas Lima vs Lorenz Larkin

Michael Chandler
Michael Chandler
Esther Lin

Bellator 180: “Sonnen vs. Silva” takes place at historic Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., on June 24, 2017, featuring a grudge between Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva that dates back to their respective Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heydays. Fight announcements are coming fast and furious for this pay-per-view (PPV) event following the initial announcement, including the re-booked Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione fight, and this latest announcement (first reported by MMA Fighting):

Lightweight champion “Iron” Michael Chandler (16-3) will look for his fifth straight win — and second successful defense of his 155-pound title — in a featured main card bout against the up-and-coming undefeated Brent Primus (7-0). Primus has been inactive since April 2016, where he picked up a close split decision win over Gleristone Santos, while Chandler had a similar scare with much bigger stakes as he edged out a split decision over Benson Henderson at Bellator 165.

In addition, Bellator confirmed that the recently signed Lorenz Larkin (18-5, 1 NC) will receive a huge opportunity in his Bellator debut as he challenges defending Welterweight world champion “The Phenom” Douglas Lima (28-6).

Check out the updated Bellator 180 fight card below:

Bellator 180: "Sonnen vs. Silva" (PPV):

Light Heavyweight: Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) vs. Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC)
Heavyweight: Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC) vs. Matt Mitrione (11-5)
Welterweight: Douglas Lima (28-6) vs. Lorenz Larkin (18-5, 1 NC)
Lightweight: Michael Chandler (16-3) vs. Brent Primus (7-0)

To check out the latest Bellator MMA-related news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive news archive right here.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania