Michael Chandler vs. Rick Hawn

11:50

Season 6 tournament winner Rick Hawn challenges reigning Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler.

RICK HAWN FACES MICHAEL

CHANDLER.

>> YOU READY, YOU READY?

LET'S GET IT ON.

>> THE BELL IN ROUND NUMBER ONE.

>> HIS LAST TWO FIGHTS, MICHAEL

CHANDLER, BACK, HE KNOWS HOW TO

EXPLODE.

HE'LL HAVE TO CATCH HIM COMING

IN.

HAWN IS IN THE BLACK TRUNKS,

CHANDLER IS IN THE RED TRUNKS.

ONE THING IS HE'S REALLY ADHDED

PICKS TO HIS ARSENAL.

ONE THING, CHANDLER'S HANDS,

VERY LOW, ALMOST IN KARATE

STANCE.

A GUY WITH A POWERFUL HAND.

TWO OUTSTANDING ATHLETES BY

THEIR OWN ADMISSION, JIMMY, SAID

I HAD NO IDEA HOW TO PUNCH UNTIL

I STARTED TRAINING IN MMA.

PICKED IT UP QUICKLY.

BOTH ARE VERY GIFTED ATHLETES.

THROWING THE UPPER CUT AS

CHANDLER STEPPED IN.

ONE THING ABOUT MICHAEL

CHANDLER, NEVER A NATIONAL

CHAMPION, NEVER EVEN ATAT

CHAMPION IN HIGH SCHOOL.

ALL-AMERICAN.

BASED ON HIS WORK ETHICS.

A SINGLE LEG.

>> MAN, THAT WAS A LOT MORE THAN

I EXPECTED.

GOT THE TAKEDOWN, AND MAN.

LOW START FOR HAWN.

COACH KEVIN LANDRY.

>> YOU KNOW HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S

DOING OFF HIS BACK.

BUT CHANDLER, STILL TOUGH ON

TOP.

>> BIG ELBOW FROM CHANDLER.

TURN AND THE PUSH-OFF FROM HAWN

NOT WHERE RICK HAWN WANTS TO BE

ON HIS BACK WITH MICHAEL

CHANDLER ON TOP.

WE TALKED ABOUT THE GRAPPLING.

ONE PLACE I DON'T WANT TO BE IS

ON MY BACK.

FROM DOING AND SUBMISSION WORK,

IT'S ON THE TOP.

YOU SEE HIM NOT LOCKING HIS

GUARD UP.

NOT AGAINST FELLOWLING.

LOCKING UP BOTH ARMS.

IN A VERY TIGHT GUARD.

CONTROLLED, LOOKING FOR A STAND

UP HERE.

JUST PEPPERING THOSE SHOTS TO

THE BODY.

ONE THING THOUGH, RICK HAWN,

FROM HIS JUDO BACKGROUND, THEY

HAVE SOME SUBMISSION. A LOT OF

THEM ARE FROM THE TOP.

THEY'LL THROW YOU AND GO

STRAIGHT TO AN ARM BAR.

THEY DON'T HAVE A LOT OF

POSITIONS ON THEIR BACK LIKE A

JIU-JITSU WOULD.

AND I KNOW YOU'VE DONE A LOT

JIU-JITSU SINCE THEN.

TAKING A CHANCE, TRYING TO GET

UP HERE.

>> KEEPING HIS HAND ON THE

GROUND.

ANGLE OFF HITTING HIM IN THE

HEAD.

HE'S GOT TO SELLOUT AT SOME

POINT.

HE'S GOT TO TAKE THE RISK AND

POP UP.

CAN'T STAY HERE.

KNEE TO THE BODY.

AS LONG AS THAT'S HANDED DOWN.

YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE A RISK AT

SOME POINT.

AND HE DID.

CHANDLER, WHOA.

TRYING TO IMPLEMENT HIS JUDO

THERE.

>> GREAT DEFENSE BY CHANDLER.

BIG SWING.

CHANDLER, PUSHING THE PACE.

HE'S THE BETTER ATHLETE.

HIGH TEMPO HERE IN THE OPENING

ROUND OF THE BELLATOR LIGHT

WEIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT,

SCHEDULED FOR 5 ROUNDS.

CHANDLER MISSING WITH THE UPPER

CUT.