Bellator officials announced on Tuesday that the highly anticipated rematch between lightweight champion Michael Chandler and former 155-pound king Eddie Alavarez has been schedule for the promotion’s November 2 pay-per view in Long Beach, California headlined by former UFC champions Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson.
After the way to the men delivered in their first match up, everyone is excited for the rematch — including Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney.
“I’ve been cageside for more live fights than almost anyone on the planet,” said Rebney. “Without question, Chandler vs. Alvarez was the best MMA fight I’ve ever seen.
“I’m excited to be able to deliver this rematch to MMA fans. It’s been a long time coming and we’ve had to jump over a lot of hurdles to get this done, but from the day we announced our PPV, I promised fans that this card was going to be the deepest we’ve ever done, and we are well on our way. This is just the start.”
This is just the second fight announced for the Bellator pay-per view debut, but the promotion plans on adding multiple title fights to the card.
While the headlining bout for the pay-per view is a bit of a stinker that would have been more relevant five years ago, the rest of the card should shape up nicely.