Michael Chandler knows his Bellator 145 opponent very well, as the former lightweight champion will meet David Rickels.
Set for November 6 from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, the main card airs live on Spike TV. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire defends his featherweight belt against Daniel Straus and Marcin Held challenges Will Brooks for lightweight gold.
Chandler (13-3) and Rickels (16-3) are viewed as contenders to the 155-pound title, as scored a 2013 knockout of Rickels in defense of his title.
Other bouts announced include Vince Eazelle vs. Chris Heatherly, Scott Ettling vs. Garrett Mueller and Garrett Gross vs. Luke Nelson.
Below is the current lineup:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV/9 p.m. ET)
Bellator Featherweight Championship
Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (c) vs. Daniel Straus
Bellator Lightweight Championship
Will Brooks (c) vs. Marcin Held
Featherweight: Pat Curran vs. Justin Lawrence
Lightweight: Michael Chandler vs. David Rickels
Heavyweight: Bobby Lashley vs. TBA
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com)
Lightweight: Vince Eazelle vs. Chris Heatherly
Bantamweight: Scott Ettling vs. Garrett Mueller
Lightweight: Garrett Gross vs. Luke Nelson