Michael Chandler took care of Brent Primus Friday night at Bellator 212, kicking off a doubleheader weekend for the promotion in Hawaii.
Chandler became a three-time champion with a convincing decision victory. The card aired live on Paramount Network and streamed on DAZN.
Javy Ayala scored a victory over former UFC champion Frank Mir in the co-main event, claiming a submission via strikes.
Complete results are below:
Michael Chandler def. Brent Primus via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) to become new Bellator lightweight champion
Javy Ayala def. Frank Mir via submission (strikes) at 4:30 of Round 2
A.J. McKee def. Daniel Crawford via submission (anaconda choke) at 3:19 of Round 1
Juliana Velasquez def. Alejandra Lara via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Sam Sicilia def. Derek Campos via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Toby Misech def. Edward Thommes via TKO (strikes) at 2:25 of Round 3
Tywan Claxton def. Kaeo Meyer via TKO (strikes) at 2:56 of Round 1
Robson Gracie Jr. def. Brysen Bolohao via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:00 of Round 2
Chris Avila def. Brandon Pieper via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:44 of Round 1