The pay-per-view (PPV) gods have not been kind to Bellator MMA.
The world's number two-mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion suffered a catastrophic blow to its upcoming Bellator 120 fight card, scheduled for May 17, 2014 inside Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, as a result of an untimely concussion to lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez.
MMA Junkie confirmed the injury, first reported by Sherdog.com.
Losing Alvarez marks the second time Bellator lost a headliner for its inaugural PPV show. Back in November, the promotion had to scrap plans for a Quinton Jackson vs. Tito Ortiz-led PPV when "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" was injured in training (more on that here).
The card was eventually moved over to Spike TV.
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney told reporters on Saturday night (May 10) that the card will remain on PPV and that streaking lightweight Will Brooks will fight Michael Chandler for the interim 155-pound title (all the details right here). See the updated Bellator 120 fight card here.
Alvarez, who hit his head on a training partner's hip, does not have a timetable for return.