Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler will be looking for his second straight win next Friday night at Bellator 145 when he meets David Rickels in a rematch of their 2013 bout.

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Back at Bellator 97, Chandler (12-3) only needed 44 seconds to defeat Rickels by knockout to retain the Bellator 155 pound title and that is the 2nd fastest victory in Bellator title fight history.

On today’s edition of The MMA Report Podcast, Chandler was a guest on the show and he explained why taking a rematch with Rickels made sense. Also, he talked about the changes in his training and working with Power MMA head coach Aaron Simpson.