It seems like Bellator cannot catch a break when it comes to pay-per-view. Sherdog.com first reported the news that Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is out of his pay-per-view main event trilogy fight against Michael Chandler at Bellator 120 next Saturday.
MMAFighting.com is reporting that Alvarez suffered a concussion in training. Bellator hasn’t released a statement at this time of writing. Spike TV President Kevin Kay released a statement to MMAFighting, which seems to indicate that the Alvarez speculation is accurate.
“Spike’s only concern right now is the health and well being of one of our top fighters,” Kay stated.
Sherdog in their report stated that if Alvarez is out, then Will Brooks would step in to fight Chandler. Also, no word on whether the card will remain on pay-per-view and moved to Spike TV. The card also features Quinton “Rampage” Jackson facing Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in a light heavyweight tournament final bout and the debut of Tito Ortiz in Bellator as he faces middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko in a light heavyweight bout.
Bellator initially tried to go on pay-per-view for Bellator 106 in September with a main event between Jackson and Ortiz, but Ortiz suffered a neck injury and had to bow out of the fight. The company then moved the card to Spike, which featured the rematch between Alvarez and Chandler with Alvarez winning by a close unanimous decision.
We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.