Bellator MMA has booked its second bout for its upcoming pay-per-view, and it is a doozy. Co-headlining the November 2 card will be one of the more anticipated rematches in promotion history as former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez meets champion Michael Chandler. Bellator MMA officials announced the signing earlier this morning.
“I still lose sleep over my loss to Chandler, and I want it off my record,” Alvarez remarked via press release. “This was a long process, but at the end of the day I’m back with Bellator and I’m happy to get back in the cage. I really believe everything happens for a reason, and at the end of the day my family and I are happy, and I’m ready to get my belt back on November 2.”
The re-signing of Alvarez brings the promotion’s prolonged legal battle with their former champion to an amicable end. This is not the first time a promotion has had to use legal methods to retain a star, but it will still be interesting to see how things progress from here.
Alvarez and Chandler battled it out in November of 2011. The “Fight of the Year” candidate saw the two lightweights go all-out for four rounds with Chandler securing the submission victory over midway through the round.
Bellator MMA will make its PPV debut on November 2 with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson taking on Tito Ortiz in the main event. The fight card will air live via PPV from the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California. More bouts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.