Two Title Fights Added to Bellator PPV

Bellator announced this week that they would be bringing their June show at Madison Square Garden to pay-per-view, for only the second time in the promotion’s history. With two blockbuster fights featuring MMA legends already announced, Bellator 180 has now added a championship fight.

On Thursday MMAFighting confirmed that lightweight champion Michael Chandler would be returning at Bellator 180 to defend his title against Brent Primus.

Chandler (16-3) is riding a four-fight winning streak, his last victory taking place in November against former UFC champion Benson Henderson. It was one of the best title fights to take place in the sport of MMA in 2016, in Bellator or otherwise.

Primus (7-0) is 5-0 in the Bellator cage, his last victory coming in April of 2016.

Chandler’s title defense will join what Bellator will look to make into a stacked card for its New York debut and second-ever pay-per-view. The card is headlined by a grudge match between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, and will also feature heavyweight legend Fedor Emelienenko and Matt Mitrione.

UPDATE: Per The LA Times, recently signed free agent Lorenz Larkin will be making his debut on the Bellator pay-per-view as well. He challenges Douglas Lima for the welterweight title.

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