I believe that the immediate title shot serves the purpose of making harder for Bellator to come up with a matching propose due to the large but still unknown income that Eddie would receive due to it.
It's pretty obvious Eddie doesn't qualify for a title shot and the UFC knows it!
Lyoto Machida, former UFC LHW hamp
Future UFC MW Champ
Benavidez, Barao, Aldo, Nate, Nick, Lyoto, TBD, JDS
Forever hanging in Anderson Silva nuts