MMA Odds and Ends for Monday: UFC 198 Highlights, Michael Chandler vs. Patricky Pitbull set for Bellator 157

UFC 198 Video Highlights: Stipe Miocic vs. Fabricio Werdum      UFC 198 Video Highlights: Jacare Souza vs. Vitor Belfort     UFC 198 Video Highlights: Cristiane Justino vs. Leslie Smith     Michael Chandler vs. Patricky ‘Pitbull’ for vacant lightweight title set for Bellator 157 After Bellator decided to cut lightweight champion Will Brooks and make him a free agent, the promotion has gone ahead and booked Michael Chandler vs. Patricky Pitbull for the vacant title at Bellator 157. Chandler (14-3 ) heads into this matchup off back to back stoppage victories over Derek Campos and David Rickels. Freier (16-7) has also won back-to-back fights against Ryan Couture and Kevin Souza. The Brazilian has now won three of his last four bouts. Bellator 157: Dynamite 2 takes place June 24 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Here’s an updated look at the card. Satoshi Ishii vs. Quinton Jackson Michael Chandler vs. Patricky Freire – for vacant lightweight title Matt Mitrione vs. Carl Seumanutafa   Heavyweight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is the  newest member of UFC Hall of Fame Forme PRIDE and UFC champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame this July as part of International Fight Week. The promotion made the announcement on Saturday. UFC President Dana White had this to say about the announcement. “I’m really excited to announce Minotauro Nogueira as the first inductee of the 2016 UFC Hall of Fame class. ‘Big Nog’ is a mixed martial arts legend and, as an icon of the sport, we couldn’t think of a more fitting platform to make this announcement then at the record-breaking stadium event in Brazil. Nogueira is a true pioneer, and we look forward to celebrating his career with all the fight fans in July at the UFC Fan Expo.” Nogueira (34-10-1 NC)  retired from MMA late last year and is 39-years of age. He joins Stephan Bonnar, Mark Coleman, Randy Couture, Royce Gracie, Forrest Griffin, Matt Hughes, Chuck Liddell, Pat Miletich, Tito Ortiz, B.J. Penn, Bas Rutten, Dan Severn and Ken Shamrock in the UFC Hall of Fame. Nogueira earned PRIDE’s inaugural heavyweight title with a November 2001 victory over Heath Herring. He’d later earn victories over Josh Barnett, Mirko Filipovic, Sergei Kharitonov, Ricco Rodriguez and Fabricio Werdum. He signed with the UFC in 2007 and won the interim heavyweight title over Tim Sylvia in 2008.  

Written by James Lynch

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