Eddie Alvarez Confirms Rubber Match with Michael Chandler, Expects to Headline Bellator PPV

January 10, 2014
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Eddie Alvarez Nov2_0790As expected, Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler will complete their trilogy in 2014.

Bellator posted photos of the two filming and posing for promotional materials for the third fight between the two, and Alvarez confirmed the fight in a Friday interview with MMAFighting.com.

Alvarez said the bout will headline a Bellator pay-per-view event. Their second bout was supposed to have been part of a PPV event. The bout took place as planned in November, following a prolonged contract dispute between Alvarez and Bellator, but the PPV was scrapped and the event found its way onto Spike TV.

“We weren’t able to do the first one on pay-per-view, and I definitely want to headline a pay-per-view card and we get an opportunity to do that,” Alvarez told MMAFighting.com. “What better way to do that than have one of the best trilogies in MMA history.”

No date or location has yet been announced for Bellator: Alvarez vs. Chandler III.

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  • R

    This is pretty much guaranteed to be a good fight.

  • Big Tuna

    Who wants to pay for that?

    • TNT

      Agreed. Who’s gonna pay for the end of a trilogy that been free for the first two fights. I would never pay to see Bellator ppv. WSOF is already outdoing their cards after a few shows.

    • Maddawgmar

      If they added five other quality match ups, then I might fork over some money, but they don’t have the roster for it. Who could they put, Newton/Vegh, Rampage/King Mo? There just isn’t the depth for a PPV.

      • Josh Hagedon

        Yo have u forgot about Pat Curran and the whole 145lb weight class???

        • Maddawgmar

          No, I didn’t forget. Pat Curran is overrated as is Strauss.


        T][TO !!! LOL !!!

  • Kenny Powers

    I like Chandler, but i hope Eddie KO’s him and gets his golden ticket to the UFC, he deserves it.

    • Josh Hagedon

      He’s had a golden ticket to the UFC already!!! And Curran could come up from 145 and defeat either of them but he wants Straus back 1st!!!

  • TheCerealKiller

    Who else is he going to fight? Bellator is on life support.

  • Darin

    This is why Eddie was gifted with the bogus win in their last fight, so Bellator could cash in on a third.

  • drkdisciple

    This is the only fight at 155 Bellator has….I expect an Alvarez vs Chandler 4 and perhaps even 5.

  • Josh Hagedon

    Straus vs Curran 3 should be on that card as well!!!

  • Oswald Cobblepott

    Bellator is a joke. I wish not thought I always loved having options like strikeforce WEC and pride

  • Oswald Cobblepott

    The promo should be titled “bum fights” Bellator will have this fight every year til they get bought out