Nov 2, 2013; Long Beach, CA, USA; Bellator chief executive officer Bjorn Rebney, center, at the post fight press conference after the Bellator MMA fight night at the Long Beach Arena. Alvarez won the fight. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Bellator sets pay-per-view prices at $39.95

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On May 17, Bellator will be making their pay-per-view debut with a trilogy fight between Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler for the promotion’s lightweight title. The event, which takes place at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, will also feature the light heavyweight tournament final between heated rivals Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Muhammed Lawal.

Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko will also be facing MMA legend Tito Ortiz on the main card.

The promotion has yet to announce the price tag for their first pay-per-view event, but Bloody Elbow seems to have discovered the event’s pricing by following the “How to Watch” section on the Bellator website.

A number of the pay-per-view providers list the price at $39.95 for standard definition, with the high definition broadcast set at $44.99.

It seems like a steep price tag for an event that may not appeal to the casual mixed martial arts fans, but Bellator seems to be banking on the names of Rampage and Ortiz to draw in the viewers.

Do you think the price is fair for the current lineup? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts.

Below is the full fight card for Bellator’s pay-per-view debut:

MAIN CARD

  • Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler for lightweight title
  • Quinton Jackson vs. Muhammed Lawal — light heavyweight tournament final
  • Tito Ortiz vs. Alexander Shlemenko
  • Will Brooks vs. Nate Jolly
  • Michael Page vs. Ricky Rainey

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Cheick Kongo vs. Eric Smith
  • Blagoi Ivanov vs. Alexander Volkov
  • heavyweight tournament final
  • Marcin Held vs. Patricky Freire
  • lightweight tournament final
  • Mike Richman vs. Goiti Yamauchi
  • Austin Lyons vs. Zach Underwood
  • Justin Frazier vs. Mike Wessel
  • Ben Brewer vs. Andy Uhrich
  • Anthony Lemon vs. Codie Shuffield
  • Brian Hall vs. Cortez Phelia
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