MMA Junkie Reports:
– 10-1-0 MMA / Bellator Debut
– 2 Fight Win Streak
– Notable Wins: Jean Silva
– 5-0-0 MMA/ 2-0 Bellator Record
– 3 TKO, 2 Sub Victory
– Notable Wins: Sal Woods, Scott Stapp, Chris Page
The first of four quarterfinal match-ups for Bellator’s lightweight tournament has been announced. Marcin Held and Mike Chandler will meet at Bellator 36. The event takes place on March 12th at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Nineteen-year-old Polish prospect, Marcin Held makes his first appearence in the United States as the final entrant in Bellator’s tournament. He made his MMA debut in September of 2008 and has since gone 10-1 as a professional. Held’s only defeat was a unanimous decision loss to fellow 155- pound prospect, Lukasz Sajewski at AOF 7 in May of last year. Most recently, Held submitted Bojan Kosednar in the second round with kneebar.
Mike Chandler is a former NCAA Division I All-American wrestler from the University of Missouri. He went pro in mixed martial arts in 2009 and has since amassed a 5-0 record. Chandler was signed by Bellator in September of last year and has stopped both Scott Stapp and Chris Page within two minutes of the opening round.