Michael Chandler continued his streak of "I'm kind of busy, so I don't have much time to fight" wins. At Bellator on Wednesday night, he defended his lightweight championship with a knockout of David Rickels in just 44 seconds.
Chandler wasn't the only former wrestler to shine on Wednesday night. Ben Askren manhandled Andrey Koreshkov for a grappling-filled bout. Finally, Askren asked referee Jason Herzog, "What else do I need to do?" Koreshkov stopped defending himself around the middle of fourth round, and the fight was stopped.
Mo Lawal won the light heavyweight tournament with a third-round TKO of Jacob Noe. He took Noe down and beat him up until the fight was stopped at 2:51 in the third. Patricio Freire won a quick fight. He knocked out Jared Downing in 54 seconds.
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