Latest Bellator double champ Patricio “Pitbull” Freire thinks Michael Chandler’s initially-round KO of Dan Hooker at UFC 257 demonstrates a lot more than just one man’s potential.
Patricio Freire and Michael Chandler have no adore reduction for one yet another, but even Freire experienced to give it up to Chandler for his remarkable UFC debut at UFC 257. Chandler was equipped to knock out the #6-ranked fighter in the UFC’s lightweight division and assisted to dispel the narrative that Bellator fighters do not evaluate up to the UFC’s common.
Chandler’s earn also built Freire glance like a solid ambassador for Bellator by proxy, looking at as how he holds a latest KO victory more than Chandler in the Bellator light-weight division that observed him turn into a two-division winner in the advertising. But Freire believes that Chandler’s victory is greater than possibly of them mainly because it proves anything about an total promotion:
“Hooker did everything mistaken,” Freire advised Sherdog.com. “Chandler is a pretty explosive fighter. If you wander backwards like [Hooker] did, you will allow for him to land his weighty hands. Chandler feinted a jab and caught him with a cross — one thing he has completed his full job.
“…Everybody is familiar with that I really don’t like Chandler, and I really do not cheer for him. But he is exhibiting, like Eddie Alvarez did, the electric power of Bellator.”
Pitbull Breaks Down Michael Chandler vs. Dustin Poirier
Eddie Alvarez was able to capture the UFC light-weight championship immediately after acquiring wearing gold in Bellator. Michael Chandler hopes to have the option to do the exact in his up coming struggle, which could possibly be in opposition to present-day #1-contender Dustin Poirier. If this combat can take area, Freire strongly favors Chandler.
“Poirier proved in that second combat towards [Conor] McGregor that in addition to evolving his boxing, he also has a strong thoughts,” Freire stated. “But Chandler’s activity is a undesirable matchup for him. I really believe that he can defeat Poirier really easily, just like he did with Hooker.
“He [Poirier] commits a couple of boxing mistakes that could be dangerous with Chandler. For illustration, he copies the [Floyd] Mayweather shoulder protection, which is truly harmful with 4-ounce gloves. And he often will get strike because of that. If he gets strike by explosive fellas with the knockout electric power of Chandler or myself, he will sleep. No question about it.”
Do you think Michael Chandler’s victory more than Dan Hooker can help show the “power of Bellator?”