Tonight at Bellator 110, Bjorn Rebney announced that Bellator will try a pay per view event once again. On May 17th, Bellator Lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, will look to defend his Lightweight title against the former champion, Michael Chandler.
The bout will serve as the rubber match in one of MMA’s most exciting trilogies. In 2011, at Bellator 58, the undefeated challenger, Michael Chandler, stepped up and submitted Eddie Alvarez to win the Bellator Lightweight champion in an unbelievably thrilling battle. Two years later at Bellator 106, the duo rematched and Alvarez was able to get his revenge; winning a razor close split decision in another exciting fight.
Bellator also released the official poster on Twitter:
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) March 1, 2014
If you recall, Bellator was originally set to make it’s pay per view debut back in November of last year. Headlining the ill-fated card was a battle of UFC veterans and former Light Heavyweight champions, Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson. The co-main event was set to be the Michael Chandler vs Eddie Alvarez rematch. In the end, Tito Ortiz suffered a serious neck injury, and the main event and pay per view were both lost. Bellator instead put the card for free on Spike TV, and Chandler and Alvarez main evented with yet another stellar fight.