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Chase Gormley On Pressure-Filled Bellator 162 Bout | MMAWeekly.com


Though he picked up a win over Joey Beltran in May, and rebound off a loss he suffered in his last fight of 2015 in the process, Bellator heavyweight Chase Gormley isn’t completely happy with his performance in the victory.

“I wasn’t too happy with the fight (with Beltran),” Gormley told MMAWeekly.com. “I went in there, did what I had to do, and got out with a win. Two of the three judges saw it my way, but I wasn’t happy about it.

“I hurt my neck a couple weeks before the fight and was going to pull out, but I went to the chiropractor and felt a little better, and just went out there and got it done. It’s not the Chase I know that can be out there putting on a show.”

Gormley (13-5) will look to have a better showing when he faces Bobby Brents (17-5) in a main card heavyweight bout at Bellator 162 on Friday in Memphis, Tenn.

“I think he’s a tough guy,” said Gormley of Brents. “He’s 17-5, so he knows how to win fights. He’s short and stocky, which is hard to deal with, especially when you’re a wrestler because the taller they are, the easier it is to take them down, in my opinion.

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“It’s definitely going to be a fight where I have to set my shots up. He’s experienced, so he’s not going to go out there and choke. I’ve got to make sure I fight smart, use his weaknesses to my advantage, and take advantage of them.”

In possibly picking up his second straight win, Gormley could find his way to the Bellator heavyweight title, but he don’t think it will happen directly as a result of his fight with Brents.

“I think this is definitely going to put me in the position to fight for the heavyweight belt, but this is more a risk for me than it is for (Brents),” Gormley said. “If I lose this fight, it’s a bad deal. That’s why I train so hard. He doesn’t have a name, but he’s a good fighter, and losing to him would be horrible for me.”

One fighter Gormley might have to get past the last fighter to beat him, who will also be fighting on the same Oct. 21 show that he will be, in Dan Charles.

“I would like that rematch,” said Gormley. “We fight on the same cards a lot, so I think that’s destiny’s way of saying we’re going to fight again. But I’ve got to worry about Bobby right now; I can worry about Dan later.”

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