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Michael Chandler-David Rickels, Prelim Bouts Added To Bellator 145

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Michael Chandler knows his Bellator 145 opponent very well, as the former lightweight champion will meet David Rickels.

Set for November 6 from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, the main card airs live on Spike TV. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire defends his featherweight belt against Daniel Straus and Marcin Held challenges Will Brooks for lightweight gold.

Chandler (13-3) and Rickels (16-3) are viewed as contenders to the 155-pound title, as scored a 2013 knockout of Rickels in defense of his title.

Other bouts announced include Vince Eazelle vs. Chris Heatherly, Scott Ettling vs. Garrett Mueller and Garrett Gross vs. Luke Nelson.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (Spike TV/9 p.m. ET)

Bellator Featherweight Championship
Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (c) vs. Daniel Straus

Bellator Lightweight Championship
Will Brooks (c) vs. Marcin Held

Featherweight: Pat Curran vs. Justin Lawrence

Lightweight: Michael Chandler vs. David Rickels

Heavyweight: Bobby Lashley vs. TBA


Lightweight: Vince Eazelle vs. Chris Heatherly

Bantamweight: Scott Ettling vs. Garrett Mueller

Lightweight: Garrett Gross vs. Luke Nelson