Archive: michael chandler

Nov 11, 2013 12:18 pm

POLL RESULTS: Did Bellator 106 Deliver?

On November 2, the Bellator Fighting Championship attempted to enter into the risky business of pay-per-view broadcasting. After removing the main event between Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson the promotion went back to their free on SPIKE TV business model and removed several notable bouts from the night’s roster. An epic title fight between Eddie...

Nov 8, 2013 7:20 am

Report: Comp’d Ticket Percentage High For Bellator 106 Event

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator 106 took place last Saturday in California where fans saw Eddie Alvarez defeat Michael Chandler to win back his lightweight title in their rematch. The card became the biggest show Bellator has put on to date, and the most watched card in Bellator history with an average of 1.1 million viewers...

Nov 6, 2013 8:32 am

Bellator Reaches All-Time Best 1.1 Million Viewers for Bellator 106

In what started as its inaugural Pay-Per-View event, Bellator 106 seemed doomed when the card’s main event dispersed and the promotion was forced to make a number of last-minute changes to the card including several fight changes and switching to regular live broadcast.  Despite it all, the card headlined by Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez...

Nov 5, 2013 8:38 am

Eddie Alvarez isn’t mad at Bjorn Rebney or Bellator

By Evan Stoumbelis Newly crowned Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez made his successful return to action this past Saturday at Bellator 106 after a year-long layoff to reclaim his 155-pound strap from then undefeated champion Michael Chandler. For those who don’t know, Bellator sued Alvarez after the UFC offered him a contract and Bellator exercised...


Nov 4, 2013 11:20 am

Medical Suspensions: Bellator 106’s Alvarez & Chandler Among 22 Suspended Fighters

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator 106 took place this Saturday in Long Beach California during which Eddie Alvarez avenged his loss to the formerly undefeated Michael Chandler to win the lightweight belt, Emmanuel Newton defeated King Mo to win the interim light-heavyweight belt, Daniel Straus defeated Pat Curran to win the featherweight belt, and Joe Riggs...

Nov 4, 2013 7:57 am

Eddie Alvarez Posts Photo of Damage Done in Bellator 106 Main-Event

After an absolute classic that saw Eddie Alvarez reclaim his belt from Michael Chandler, a few superficial bumps and bruises are surely numbed to some degree. Either way, they still aren’t too much fun to look at as Eddie Alvarez helps us do with his recent post on his official Twitter account:   For the...

Nov 4, 2013 7:52 am

Eddie Alvarez Defeats Michael Chandler, Takes Back Title in Classic Bout

After a rough start that had fans a skeptics alike clamoring in retrospect at a card that was once planned for a PPV broadcast,  the main card swooped in like a super-hero and saved the day (or late evening) as a rematch of the 2011 Fight of the Year went off as expected. Both Michael...

Nov 1, 2013 11:38 am

Bellator PPV Cancellation Actually A Blessing In Disguise

Tito Ortiz’s neck injury, which precipitated the cancellation of Bellator’s Pay-Per-View plans has unwittingly become a blessing in disguise for Bellator. Bellator is currently a product that is devotedly followed by hardcore mixed martial arts fans, and casual fans who tune in if they have heard of a fighter on the card, or if they...

Jul 26, 2013 11:20 am

Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler Signs New 8 Fight Contract

By JAKE CHASTAIN | When you find something you like, you have to do everything in your power to keep it. That’s exactly the mindset Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney had when he went out and offered his current lightweight champion a new, long-term contract. BJPenn.com has gained word that Michael Chandler has just signed a new...

Jun 4, 2013 4:16 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (PART 2) Manny ‘The Mean Bean’ Rodriguez Discusses Michael Chandler vs. David Rickels & Bellator 97

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio our boys invited Alliance MMA coach, Bellator commentator, and former King of the Cage heavyweight champ & mixed martial artist Manny Rodriguez onto the show. During his segment on the show Rodriguez touched on several topics ranging from Bellator’s upcoming summer shows, his coaching role at Alliance MMA, Bellator Champion Michael Chandler’s upcoming...

May 15, 2013 1:02 pm

Bellator Confirms Opening Round of Heavyweight Tourney Kicks Off on June 19th Card in Oklahoma

By Jake Chastain |Bellator officials confirmed today that its six-fight, three-hour summer series kickoff will now feature the opening round of the upcoming heavyweight tournament on June 19th. The four-man heavyweight bracket will feature Vinicius Queiroz, Richard Hale, Ron Sparks and the undefeated Vitaly Minakov. The opening round, which in turn is the semi-final of the...

May 7, 2013 11:45 am

Eddie Alvarez Calls his Legal Dispute a ‘D*ck-Swinging Contest’

Eddie Alvarez took to The MMA Hour on Monday to share his side of the well-covered legal dispute between the fighter and Bellator FC parent company, Viacom.   Essentially, the dispute comes from contract disputes.  Last year, the UFC offered Alvarez a contract that included a title shot and pay-per-view slots.  Bellator argued that their...

Jan 26, 2013 11:22 am

Eddie Alvarez preliminary injunction denied, will not fight at UFC 159 | UFC News

After a long day of fighting in the courtroom, former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (24-3 MMA, 8-1 BFC) was denied a motion to release the fighter from his Bellator contract in order to sign with the UFC. Alvarez’s lawyers argued there is key difference between Bellator’s promise to put Alvarez on Spike as opposed to...

Jan 19, 2013 9:29 am

Bellator Debuts With Solid Ratings; 1.2 Million Peak | MMA News

  Now with Strikeforce gone, Bellator seems to be the biggest North American competitor for the UFC and has a solid debut show to back them up. Once on MTV2, Bellator has recently shifted to a station that was once synonymous with free-TV MMA, Spike TV. The deal came after the UFC signed a multi-year...

Aug 17, 2012 7:51 am

BJ Penn.Com Exclusive: Eddie Alvarez on His Future, Past & His Family

The more people you ask the more you will hear that Eddie Alvarez is going to be joining the UFC once his contract with Bellator expires later on this year. It’s hard to begrudge the man after all he has accomplished in the sport, he has every right to want to test himself against the...