What a difference a couple of months make! Instead of being locked in a bitter legal feud, Eddie Alvarez
is again a Bellator fighter. Eddie Alvarez will now face Michael Chandler
on Bellator PPV co-main event, appaerntly he and Bellator have resolved their dispute. (MMAjunkie.com)
MMAjunkie.com broke the news that Alvarez has mended the rift with Bellator MMA and will have a title fight and rematch with Michael Chandler on PPV in November. Chandler is the reigning Bellator lightweight champion.
Bellator have now added a newsworthy co-main event to their shock announcement that Rampage Jackson would face Tito Ortiz
in the headline of Bellator 106
and PPV debut.
Alvarez became a player in the war between the UFC and Bellator MMA when he looked to sign with the UFC. Amid claim and counter-claim Alvarez and Bellator seemed set to fight a bitter legal feud, with the main point being Bellators inability to match the UFC offer to get PPV money included in his contract.
In a massive 180 degree turn, Alvarez is talking up his new deal with Bellator and Bjorn Rebney
was quoted “Honestly, this is a business, and Ed’s a world-class fighter. I’m in the business of putting on world-class fights, so that’s honestly the story.”
The UFC is yet to comment or respond, but in this war where the UFC looked to take Alvarez, Bellator have struck with a decent shot of their own.
Bellator’s PPV debut is set for November 2, live from California’s Long Beach Arena