Michael Chandler defends Bellator lightweight title against Patricio Pitbull
Michael Chandler defends Bellator lightweight title against Patricio "Pitbull" / Pic: via Facebook

Bellator MMA: Chandler vs. ‘Pitbull’

Bellator MMA returns to Chicago on May 12 (AEDT) with the event held at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. Top of the bill is the lightweight championship bout between the current titleholder Michael Chandler (19-4) and the challenger, featherweight champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ (28-4).

The co-main event features the former two-time Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima (30-7) up against undefeated Michael “Venom” Page (14-0). The contest is the first semi-final bout of the Bellator’s Welterweight World Grand Prix.

Also on the card, A.J. McKee (13-0) takes on two-time former Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran (23-7). In addition, former WWE champion Jake Hager (1-0) returns to fight action facing off a heavyweight opponent who is yet to be named.

Other matchups are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The current lineup can be found below.

Lightweight Michael Chandler vs. Patricio ‘Pitbull’
Welterweight Douglas Lima vs. Michael Page
Featherweight A.J. McKee vs. Pat Curran
Heavyweight Jake Hager (1-0) vs. TBA