Reigning Bellator Lightweight World Champion Michael Chandler proved once again how dangerous he is in the cage — and this time he needed only 56 seconds to make his point as the undefeated mixed martial artist crushed proven MMA veteran Akihiro Gono with a big right hand and pounced the seasoned Japanese fighter for the first-round TKO victory Friday night in front of a packed...
A teary-eyed Akihiro Gono announced his retirement at the Bellator 67 post-fight press conference, after being knocked out in the first round by lightweight champion Michael Chandler. The announcement was met with a standing ovation from everyone in the room, a rarity for a press event.
Gono was in a very emotional state, fighting back tears and his voice cracking as he issued the...
With wins under his belt over the likes of Hector Lombard and Gegard Mousasi, Akihiro Gono had to have the respect of Bellator Lightweight champion Michael Chandler entering their non-title fight last night in Rama, Ontario. After watching Chandler return to competition for the first time since defeating Eddie Alvarez (and taking his belt) last November in the greatest Bellator...
Gone in 60 seconds. Actually, it only took lightweight champion Michael Chandler (Pictured) 56 ticks of the clock to dispose of Japanese icon Akihiro Gono at “Bellator 67” on Friday night.
The non-title affair bumped Chandler’s résumé up to a perfect 10-0.
Gono announced his retirement after collecting his third consecutive defeat. The 37-year-old posted a respectable 32...
Michael Chandler captured the Bellator lightweight title last November with an amazing win over Eddie Alvarez. In his first appearance since that fight, Chandler makes a statement as he steamrolls veteran Akihiro Gono in less than a minute at Bellator 67.
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MMASucka.com was live and on scene earlier today (May 3) at the Bellator 67 official weigh-ins. The Bellator Lightweight champion Michael Chandler is expected to take on legendary fighter Akihiro Gono at tomorrow nights event in Casino Rama, Ontario.
Carlin Bardsley had the opportunity to catch up with the Bellator Lightweight champion to chat over a bunch of subjects. Those included...
Bellator 67: Chandler vs. Gono
May 4th, 2012
Main Card (MTV2/Spike.com)
• Lightweight non-title fight: Michael Chandler (C) (9-0) vs. Akihiro Gono (32-17-7)
• Welterweight tournament semi-final: Ben Saunders (13-4-2) vs. Bryan Baker(17-3)
• Welterweight bout: Luis Santos (50-7-1) vs. Ryan Ford (17-4)
• Heavyweight bout: Damian Grabowski ...
So with all the hoopla of Mayweather vs. Cotto going on this week, I feel that fight fans in general may be overlooking some very solid and entertaining fights that will also be happening this weekend. The first that may come to mind for you is the UFC on FOX 3 card, which will highlight [...]
Bonesnapper’s Bellator Breakdown Team:
Michael Flores (7-3); PSU J.H. (3-5)
Trig Berge (5-4); Mike Dutro (6-2)
Bonesnapper BBT (21-14)
Michael Chandler vs Akihiro Gono –Michael Flores
In a fight to keep the lightweight champion busy, Bellator signs Akihiro Gono to play the role of sacrificial lamb. Bjorn Rebney spoke about the difficulties of setting up a fight for Chandler...
On the heels of his upset special over Eddie Alvarez, current Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler (Pictured) returns to face veteran Akihiro Gono in a non-title affair at “Bellator 67.” The May 4th event takes place inside Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada.
“I’m just excited to get back into the cage,” Chandler said. “I fought four times in 2011 and I’m ready...