Bellator is just a few days away from their inaugural pay per view card. For the second time in as many tries, there main event was scrapped when Eddie Alvarez was forced out of his title defense and trilogy bout against Michael Chandler due to a concussion.
Instead of relegating the card to Spike TV for free like they did previously, Bellator promoted King Mo vs Rampage Jackson as the main event. Season 9 Lightweight tournament winner, Will Brooks stepped up on short notice to take on Chandler in the co-main event for the interim Lightweight title.
UFC president, Dana White has harangued Bellator many a times over the past several years, but he still does not see the promotion as any threat to the UFC even with their venture into the pay per view market. (Courtesy of Bleacher Report):
Those guys, I don’t care about those guys. I don’t see them as competition whatsoever. I see that Bjork [Bjorn Rebney] has been saying a lot of stupid s–t lately, he’s in the press. He’s screaming for attention.
The UFC has no planned event this weekend, so the Bellator pay per view will be aired without competition. We will find out the buys in just a few days time.