It took five years, a few call-outs and some patience. But Bellator lightweight Patricky Freire is finally about to get the title shot he’s long been clamoring for. Set to rematch former champ Michael Chandler (14-3 MMA, 11-3 BMMA) at Friday’s Bellator 157 for the vacant lightweight belt, an excited Freire (16-7 MMA, 9-6 BMMA) believes it was worth the wait. “This is the right time,” Freire told MMAjunkie. “I’m feeling great. It’s coming at a time when I’m able to train well and injury-free.
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