Dave Jansen Out; Michael Chandler vs David Rickels Headlines Bellator 96

Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler

  • 11-0 MMA / 8-0 Bellator Record
  • 11 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Rick Hawn, Patricky Freire, Eddie Alvarez

David Rickels

David Rickels

  • 14-1 MMA / 8-1 Bellator Record
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Lloyd Woodard, Saad Awad, Jason Fischer (x2)


Bellator 96

June 19th, 2013

Thackerville, Oklahoma

WinStar World Casino


Bellator’s lightweight champion, Michael Chandler defended his title successfully for the first time, with a second round submission win over Rick Hawn at Bellator 85. He remains perfect in his young mixed martial arts career at 11-0, including key victories over Marcin Held, Patricky Freire, and former champ Eddie Alvarez.

Season eight’s lightweight tournament winner, David Rickels earns a shot at a world title following three consecutive victories over Lloyd Woodard, Jason Fischer, and Saad Awad. He’s 6-1 in Bellator, with his only loss being a split decision defeat to former welterweight title contender, Karl Amoussou at Bellator 69.


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