BelThe fighter of the month column fell a bit by the wayside over the last few months but we are hoping to change that going forward and hope to also start doing a wrestler of the month as well. Onwards to the June fighter of the month.

Organization: Bellator

Class: Lightweight

Record: 15-3

Last Fight: Patricky Freire (Bellator 157- Dynamite 2)

Reason: Chandler came into this fight after a decently long layoff and some brutal wars to challenge for the lightweight title. “Pitbull” is no slouch so I expected this fight to be another war for the battle-tested Chandler but alas that was not the case. I was shocked to see the fight end so quickly courtesy of beautiful right hand that floored Freire and gave Michael Chandler the Bellator lightweight title in front of a hometown crowd. Michael Chandler is the real deal and while he had some a rough road back to title contention he never fails to deliver exciting fights. Congrats Michael on not only becoming the Bellator lightweight champion but also for being our fighter of the month for June 2016.