There is almost zero chance that this fight will be boring. Intensity, action, and massive human collision are nearly guaranteed for the Lightweight Bellator World Title.
Michael Chandler is a superb athlete possessing incredible professional focus coupled with relentless determination.
Incredibly, Patricio “Pitbull” Freire matches Chandler in ferocity and accomplishment thus setting up what will likely become a fight of the year candidate.
Both fighters are 4-1 in their last 5 outings. Both fighters are at the top of their MMA careers closely matching one another in skill, experience, and a strong mental game. Adding to the drama is the fact that Chandler defeated Patricio’s older brother, Patricky Freire, in 2011 and 2016 having knocked out Patricky at Bellator 157.
Pitbull Freire is the current Bellator Featherweight champion and Chandler is the reigning Lightweight champ. Bellator 221 will happen on Saturday May 11, 2019 at Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. The main card will air on the DAZN network at 10:00 pm EST.
Rounding out the action will be another exciting battle between Douglas Lima (30-7) and undefeated Michael Page (14-0). A total of 13 fights will provide Bellator 221 fans a memorable night of sports entertainment.