Bellator is ready to give pay per view a second try, and this time they are off on the right foot. Headlining the card will be the epic rubber match between Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. Today, Bellator confirmed the co-main event of the pay per view.
After two weeks of speculation, Bellator has confirmed that the Light Heavyweight tournament final between Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and King Mo Lawal will co-main event their first ever pay per view.
Here is the brand new poster hot off the press:
This was an expected move by Bellator, as Rampage is undoubtedly their biggest draw. While the scuffle between Mo and Rampage reeked of a work, there is no question that this was the right fight to make as the co-main event.
This will be Bellator’s second foray into the world of pay per view. If you recall, last year Bellator was set with a stacked pay per view event that was oddly headlined by a bout between two UFC veterans in the downtrend of their careers. When Bellator announced that Rampage Jackson would take on Tito Ortiz in the main event, it seemed that the pay per view was doomed from the start.
Ortiz ultimately suffered a severe neck injury, scrapping the Rampage bout and the pay per view altogether. Instead fans were treated to the epic rematch between Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez for the Lightweight title. The fight was absolutely outstanding and set Bellator up for their second shot at pay per view later this year.