As promised, Eddie Alvarez's Bellator lightweight title defense against season four tournament champion Michael Chandler was only delayed a month.
The promotion today announced that Alvarez will put his belt on the line on November 19, 2011 at Bellator 58 in Hollywood, Florida. The fight was originally delayed due to an unspecified training injury to Alvarez.
This will be the second Bellator champion on display that night as middleweight titleholder Hector Lombard will duke it out with UFC and Strikeforce veteran Trevor Prangley in a "superfight." Lombard will expect to have the homefield advantage as he trains out of American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida, just a hop, skip and a jump away.
The upstart promotion also announced two more fights which could take place either on the main card or the Spike.com streamed preliminary portion.
According to the press release:
For the second week in a row, Bellator will host a women's feature fight as long time Bellator veteran and fan favorite Jessica "Jag" Aguilar will battle Lisa Ward, who will be looking to move to 2-0 against Aguilar with a victory at Bellator 58.
The night will also host the return of a few fan favorites as Top 10 ranked featherweight Marlon Sandro is back with Bellator after a Summer Series Featherweight Tournament Finals appearance. The impressive Brazilian takes on submission ace Rafael "The Law' Dias in a 145-pound feature fight.
Lastly, with Bellator 57 featuring the season five welterweight tournament finals, don't be surprised to see the middleweight tournament finals featured prominently at this event as well. We'll find out who that will be after Saturday night's event concludes.