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“New York City, I Love You” – Michael Chandler after loss to Primus Event Results MMA News 

“New York City, I Love You” – Michael Chandler after loss to Primus

New York, NY– In Bellator NYC’s final title fight of the evening, defending Michael Chandler battled challenger Brent Primus for a mere two-minutes and twenty-two seconds. After a few exchanges, The champion planted his left foot awkwardly causing him to injure himself.

Chandler planted his left foot awkwardly, stumbling to the mat. Primus leaped on Chandler with a knee and a few strikes causing the champion to misplace is footing once again. The referee called a timeout for the doctors to examine Chandlers ankle.

After a period of time, it seemed as if the fight would continue. Chandler raised from the stole raising his arms up amping the crowd up. Unknowingly, he went to sit back down and the stole was removed, falling to his butt. It made for a loud crowd chuckle. After standing back up, the Bellator MMA lightweight Champion was informed by the referee that the fight has been called due to doctor’s stoppage.

Brent Primus def.  Michael Chandler via TKO (doctors stoppage) in round 1, at 2:22.

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Kyle Carroll

Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).

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