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Watch the Michael Chandler KO of David Rickels

Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler arrives at Spike

(Credit: Getty)

Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler landed a big right hand to drop David Rickels in the first minute of the fight at Bellator 97.

Watch the knockout video below.

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Michael Chandler, Bellator agree on contract extension

Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler.

(Credit: Bellator)

Lightweight champion Michael Chandler signed an eight-fight contract extension with Bellator, the promotion announced Thursday.

The undefeated Chandler (11-0, 8-0 Bellator) defends his title at Bellator 97 against David Rickels on July 31 on Spike.

“I believe Michael is the best lightweight in MMA," Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said in a statement. "And, given that, I felt it...

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