Archive: michael chandler

Jan 28, 2014 6:22 am

Biggest Names In Combat Sports Meeting on Capital Hill for Brain Study

On February 4th, some of the biggest names in fighting, Top Rank Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions, Viacom (representing Bellator MMA and GLORY kickboxing) and the Ultimate Fighting Championships,will all be gathering on Capital Hill in Washington, DC to announce unification in the support for the Cleveland Clinic Professional Fighters Brain Health Study. “In an unprecedented...

Jan 13, 2014 5:10 am

Eddie Alvarez on Ben Askren: “Yeah, maybe he should have shut up”

Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez returned to Bellator MMA at Bellator 106 after spending the majority of last year dealing with contract negotiations. Alvarez most recently defeated Michael Chandler via split decision; Payback for Chandler defeating Alvarez almost two years before. He is set to face off against Chandler once again for a rubber match....


Jan 11, 2014 10:25 am

Alvarez To Defend Bellator Title In Chandler Rubber Match Set For PPV

Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, is set to defend his title this year live on pay-per-view in a rubber match against his career nemesis, Michael Chandler. News of the proposed matchup broke yesterday. The rubber match has seemed inevitable for a while now, and it has now been confirmed. As he told Ariel Helwani, Eddie...

Jan 11, 2014 10:12 am

WSOF President Believes They’d ‘Do Very Well’ In Proposed Bellator vs. WSOF Card

By Evan Stoumbelis Several days ago talks emerged of a winner take all profits, World Series of Fighting vs. Bellator card. Now WSoF matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz has put together proposed bouts for the card, the matchups are as follows: Tyrone Spong vs. Quinton Jackson Anthony Johnson vs. Attila Vegh Andrei Arlovski vs. Vitaly Minakov Marlon...

Nov 27, 2013 9:17 am

Ratings report: Bellator 109 draws strong numbers

Bellator wrapped up it’s ninth season last weekend in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with ‘Bellator 109’ which was headlined by a middleweight title fight that saw Andrew Shlemenko stop Doug “Rhino” Marshall in the first-round to reclaim the middleweight strap. According to a report from MMAFighting’s Dave Meltzer, the event did the third-best numbers of the season...

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...