An injury forced Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez out of his Oct. 15 bout against Michael Chandler, but it appears it was only a one-month delay.
Bellator officials on Wednesday announced that Alvarez vs. Chandler has now been added to the upcoming Bellator 58 fight card set for Nov. 19 in Hollywood, Fla.
The bout between Alvarez and Chandler will headline the card along with middleweight champion Hector Lombard taking on former UFC and Strikeforce veteran Trevor Prangley.
Alvarez has been out of action since April when he defeated Pat Curran by unanimous decision to retain his Bellator lightweight title. The win marked Alvarez’s seventh in a row overall.
Meanwhile, Chandler looks to keep his record unblemished when he takes a major step up in competition to challenge Alvarez for the Bellator lightweight title.
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