Bellator 197 will be going down tonight, Friday, April 13, 2018, live from the Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri, and the action is going to be killer! Team VaporFi MMA will be sponsoring the unstoppable Brandon Girtz as he takes on Michael Chandler during the Main Event, and we are betting it’s going to be a seriously good match. The entire event will be broadcast live on Spike TV/ Paramount Networks starting at 9:00 PM EST, so we encourage you to tune in and cheer on the vape fam. Go Team VaporFi!

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Team VaporFi MMA is all about sponsoring the finest MMA talent around, and we could not be more pleased to be working with Brandon Girtz once again. We seek out athletes who represent the true spirit of determination and pursuing one’s goals at all costs, because in this light, there is a strong parallel between MMA and the vapor industry. It takes more than just strength to win and come out on top; success requires commitment, resolve, the ability to get up again when you’ve been knocked down. Team VaporFi athletes represent this level of tenacity, and they align with our industry in every way. It is an honor to sponsor select fighters on their path to glory, united as we fight for your right to vape!

Lightweight Brandon Girtz has had an impressive MMA career over the past decade. At 33 years of age, his athletic accomplishments are many and his abilities in the cage are precisely on-point. Hailing from Mankato, Minnesota, and a member of the Grudge Training Center, Girtz represents everything we celebrate in a fighter. Though Girtz was originally not scheduled to fight again with Bellator until later this year, a prime last-minute opportunity arose, in which Brent Primus was no longer in line to take on Michael Chandler during tonight’s match. Girtz stepped up to the plate, and we cannot wait to see what he unleashes during Bellator 197!

Bellator 197 is slated to be a fantastic evening of MMA action, and we are anticipating being on the edge of our seats all night long. Brandon Girtz and Michael Chandler are about as equally matched as it gets, so we will be witnessing a true to form matchup of epic standards. The 5’ 7,” 156 lb Girtz stands just one inch below the 5’ 8″ Chandler, who weighed in at 155.3 lbs. As for both of these fighters, their impressive skills will present ample opportunities to demonstrate their prowess when in the cage. For instance, Girtz, whose overall record is 15 – 7, boasts an immensely powerful physique, and his trademark submissions have given him a record of 8 wins. Chandler, whose record stands at 17 – 4, boasts profound endurance and striking ability. However this match goes, it’s going to be good! We know Brandon Girtz will be repping the vape fam like a champ, and we cannot wait to see the stops he pulls out.

Bellator 197 will be a remarkable show of talent, skill, and drive as “Chandler vs. Girtz” goes down. We expect nothing but a fantastic fight as we cheer on Brandon Girtz in his quest for a title. Be sure to hit us up on social media, because we’ll have the updates and outcomes posted. Enjoy the action and GO TEAM VAPORFI!

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Gianna Del Monte is the Brand Manager at VaporFi. She has been in the vaping industry since June 2015 and has extensive experience in successfully managing and marketing a variety of new vapor product launches. Originally from New Jersey, Gianna has lived in the Miami area for the last 5 years.