In the end Eddie has to just sign with the UFC and earn more through bonus and sponsorship. He can hold out for more back and forth, but in the end just sign with the UFC.
Bellator could get him and Chandler in there again and if Chandler wins again, they could bury Eddie's value and create a bigger prospect in Chandler. Even with that first win people don't know who Chandler is still.
In the end I think Eddie is at his highest value right now. I think he loses to most of the top 10 UFC LWs and potentially Chandler a 2nd time. Melendez would most likely beat him.