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)
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