How the Bellator Champion fought in the UFC – MMA Sports

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-October 20: Michael Chandler poses for portraiture at Yas Beach on October 20, 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Juan Cardenas / Zuffa LLC)

At the UFC 257 joint main event Michael chandler The long-awaited UFC debut as a top candidate Dan’Hangman’Hooker!!

Chandler has become the eighth Bellator champion to sign the UFC. Fans are excited to see if he can swim with the sharks that make up the tissue-stacked 155-pound weight class. Chandler’s debut marks for the first time since 2011 that he was a vulnerable bet. Respected by his peers and the MMA community, his competitiveness at Bellator is questionable. And if you look back at the past champions who walked in front of him, you can see that the results are mixed.

Bellator UFC Fighters

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  1. Hector Lombard – UFC Records: 3-8, 1 NC

year 2012 Hector Lombard I was a Bellator middleweight champion. He was 24-0-1 in the last 25 battles and 8-0 in the Bellator cage. When he became a free agent, the UFC soon signed a long-term contract with a Cuban-Australian. His first fight in promotion was Tim Boetsch With UFC 149.

With an overwhelming performance, Lombard lost to Boetch in a split decision. After going 1-1 on his next two outings, the chunky fighter decided to fall to the welterweight division. Lombard temporarily established itself as a candidate for the division, Jake Shields And Nate Marquardt.. However, the failure of drug testing in 2015 marked the beginning of the end of his UFC career. After serving as a suspension for his year, Lombard lost his next six fights before being released by promotion.

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  1. Zack Makowski – UFC Record: 3-4

Zack “Fun Size” Makowski Is the first Bellator Bantamweight Champion in history and won the title in 2010. After leaving Bellator Makovsky, he fell to the flyweight division and made his UFC debut in 2013. Scott Jorgensen.. Makovsky won and defeated the final TUF winner. Tim Elliott..But the loss of competitive decisions for the best fighters in categories such as Joe Benavides and Joe Benavides John dodson Placed former Bellator Champion out of reach of titles shot during legendary rule Demetrious Johnson..

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June 6, 2015 – Joe Soto (red gloves) fights Anthony Birchak (blue gloves) during a bantamweight match at the UFC Fight Night at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Anthony Birchak defeated Joe Soto and TKO became Round One. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Lew / Icon Sportswire / Corbis / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  1. JOE SOTO – UFC Record: 3-5

Joe Soto He became the first Bellator Featherweight Champion in 2009 before finally moving to bantamweight. He signed to the UFC in 2014 and initially planned to play a spare card against UFC debutante Anthony Birchak.The event was to be headlined by a rematch between the newly crowned champions TJ Dilla Show And Renan Barao However, on the day of weighing, Barao withdrew. As a result, Soto headlined PPV and called on the next day to fight the champion on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Little was expected of Soto, but his performance exceeded expectations and he fought well and continued into the fifth round. It was a particularly impressive feat as there were only three rounds of camp.

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Las Vegas, Nevada – July 8: Eddie Alvarez speaks to the media at a post-match press conference at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus / Zuffa LLC / Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
  1. EDDIE ALVAREZ – UFC Records: 4-3, 1 NC

Eddie Alvarez Arguably the most successful Bellator fighter in the crossover to the UFC. He still has the distinction that he is the only fighter to win the championship in both the UFC and Bellator.After losing his UFC debut Cowboy Serone In 2014, the back-to-back “Underground King” wins Anthony Pettis And Gilbert Melendez Win a shot at the UFC Lightweight Championship.Alvarez shook when he stood up on that occasion Rafaeldos Anjos Stand at your feet and clear up the champion with a follow-up strike in the opening round.

A few months later, Alvarez was scheduled to defend his title against the then featherweight champion. Conor McGregor The event marks the first visit of the UFC to Madison Square Garden after New York finally lifted the ban on sports. Alvarez was firmly defeated by the Irish.But the following year, Alvarez was defeated and then defeated. Justin Gaethje With the performance of “Fight of the Year”.The final fight in his UFC deal opposed the rise Dustin Poirier, He lost the battle and then signed to the ONE Championship.

Will Brooks

  1. Will Brooks-UFC Records: 1-3

Will Brooks Bellator’s lightweight champion, the title he defended twice before signing the UFC.After the lukewarm, the debut for the perennial gatekeeper was successful, Ross Pearson, Brooks was ranked 11th in the UFC.However, ascension to the top 10 stopped in the second battle after being stopped by overweight. Alex Oliveira..

On his third outing, he Charles Oliveira In the first round.The UFC then gave him a step-down in competition for the final battle of the deal with him. Nik Lentz.. Brooks was submitted again and then released by the UFC.

Moscow, Russia – November 9: Russia’s Alexander Volkov poses behind the scenes after winning the UFC Fight Night event at the CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia on November 9, 2019. I will. (Photo by Microch / Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
  1. ALEXANDER VOLKOV – UFC Record: 6-2

Alexander Volkov He participated in Bellator’s heavyweight tournament in 2012 and won the title later that year. A few years after the promotion, he left and spent two stints on the M-1 until he signed to the UFC in 2016. Volkov began his UFC career with four consecutive victories and culminated in a main card match. Derrick Lewis.. Lewis’s slow knockout put an end to Volkov’s winning streak, but Russian fighters have since been 2-1 and remain in the top 10 heavyweight division.

Volkov has won more UFC wins than any other Bellator champion and he is now Alistair Overeem February 6th.

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Singapore – November 24: Ben Askren of the United States (R) will play Shinya Aoki of Japan in a welterweight world championship match at the ONE Championship: Immortal Pursuit at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on November 24, 2017. Fight with. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah / Getty Images)
  1. Ben Askren – UFC Record: 1-2

Ben Askren After a surprising trade deal with the ONE Championship, we signed with the UFC in 2019. Asklen had previously retired from sports with a record of 18-0 in 2017. As the dominant champion in both Bellator and ONE, fans were eager to see the wrestler eventually tested. And with UFC 235’s main card, fans just got it.

After surviving the miserable opening minute Robbie LawlerAsklen recovered from the brink of defeat and was able to catch the roller with a bulldog chalk. Asklen gained momentum with the victory, but everything went awry on his second outing. With UFC 239 Jorge Masvidal In just five seconds, he landed Flying Knee, who made Asklen unconscious, setting the UFC record for the fastest knockout.Asklen took another walk a few months later when he fought his fellow Grappler. Demian Maia.. Due to obedience, he lost the battle before and after and decided to cut his gloves again.


Bellator Champion UFC’s total record is 21 wins and 27 losses. Win rate 43.7%.. But given that nearly half of their opponents were former UFC champions or title challengers, their cumulative sub-par record is seemingly fooled. This shows that when Bellator champions advance to the UFC, they’re thrown into the deep end, either sinking or swimming, rather than being raised slowly.

The question about Chandler’s position in the division is the storyline towards the UFC 257. But if he can beat Hooker, he’ll be in the top ten and on the UFC’s list of candidates for a shot. Lightweight crown.

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