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Who won Chandler vs Primus?
Michael Chandler beat Brent Primus by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of Bellator 212, on Friday 14th December 2018 at Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Michael Chandler.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
This contest was for the Bellator lightweight championship.
Chandler vs Primus stats
Michael Chandler stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Brent Primus made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 8 wins and 0 draws, with 2 of those by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Primus had a large advantage in power over Chandler, boosting at 25% knock out percentage over Chandler's 0%.
Michael Chandler was the younger man by 1 year, at 35 years old.
Primus had a height advantage of 2 inches over Chandler. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Chandler was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 1 month earlier than Primus, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 38 more professional rounds, 60 to Primus' 22.
Chandler vs Primus form
Chandler had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Dan Hooker at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had beat Benson Henderson at Bellator 243 on 7th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Sidney Outlaw at Bellator 237 on 28th December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Before that, he had been beaten by Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 221 on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, United States.
He had beat Brent Primus at Bellator 212 on 14th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Lightweight championship fight at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
Chandler's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Primus' last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.