MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 145 lightweight Michael Chandler as he prepares for his upcoming main card rematch this Friday night (November 7, 2015) against David Rickels at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
The former Bellator champion has faced Rickels before and he doesn’t expect the fight to go much differently this time around:
“As respectful as possible, I just don’t think [David Rickels] is on my level. He’s just completely outclassed. It’s gonna be a situation where one guy outclasses the other guy. I’m better in every single aspect of the game. He’s tall, he’s lanky, he’s gonna try to keep that range. If he gets put on his back, he’s gonna try to go for submissions but I plan on going for a finish. David Rickels is a tough competitor. He fights hard. He’s a gritty guy from Kansas so we’re gonna put it on the line in St. Louis and I’m gonna get the title shot after this.”