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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-10-2014, 03:13 AM Thread Starter
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Alvarez out of Bellator 120

Will Brooks will face Chandler instead according to Sherdog.

No reason/injury mentioned in regards to Alvarez pulling out.



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This sucks. I wonder what they will do if Brooks pulls of the upset



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Can you post a link please.

Are they keeping the ppv?

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Done it on the phone so can't post the link, its on Sherdogs news page.

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Just read this on mania to, lmao they can't run this on ppv it will make Bodogs attempt at ppv look successful. Bellator can't run a ppv as long as they build it around two fighters. The best thing or then would be to reshuffle and try to get the main event from the original attempt at PPV, Tito vs Ramage is still the most marketable fight Bellator can make.


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That's a damn shame.

Brooks is tough but Chandler is elite and should win big.

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The numbers are gonna be awful for this thing, its gonna give every fighter who ends up in the Eddie Alvarez situation a ton of ammo that Bellator can't match the UFC bonus's when the Bellator PPV can't break 25,000 buys. That is my honest prediction to not an exageration, I will be shocked if it breaks 25K.




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Bellator MMA lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez did indeed suffer a concussion in training, but it happened in the most unexpected sort of way.

MMAjunkie today confirmed with a source close to the fighter that Alvarez was wrestling with a training partner, when – much like the sequence that has put top UFC lightweight T.J. Grant on the shelf for the past 10 months – a transition saw his opponent’s leg strike the champ’s head, resulting in a concussion.

The source spoke to MMAjunkie on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly on such matters.

Alvarez (25-3 MMA, 9-1 BMMA) was expected to face Michael Chandler (12-1 MMA, 9-1 BMMA) in the headlining trilogy bout of next week’s Bellator 120 event but has now been forced to withdraw from the contest. Bellator officials are expected to make a formal announcement later today.

According to the source, Alvarez’s injury occurred two weeks ago. The lightweight immediately visited a local doctor, who remained optimistic that the concussion symptoms could be clear in time for Alvarez to still compete at the event.

Unfortunately a Friday morning follow-up visit revealed Alvarez would not be ready in time. The source said Alvarez’s camp immediately informed Bellator officials of his withdrawal, prior to Friday night’s Bellator 119 event, though the California-based promotion has yet to officially acknowledge the change.

According to Sherdog, Will Brooks (13-1 MMA, 5-1 BMMA), who was scheduled to face Nate Jolly on the pay-per-view main card, will now step in to fight Chandler. A conference call is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET, where an official announcement is expected.

The situation is eerily similar to Bellator’s first attempt at a pay-per-view card, when Tito Ortiz suffered a neck injury one week prior to his planned Bellator 106 fight with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, and the bout was canceled. At that time, Bellator officials elected to cancel their pay-per-view plans in favor of airing the card, which included Alvarez vs. Chandler II, on Spike TV.

Bellator MMA officials have yet to make a similar move thus far, and the press release announcing this evening’s call was labeled as a “pay-per-view conference call,” with the topic indicated as an opportunity to address details “regarding the Bellator pay-per-view lineup on Saturday, May 17,” perhaps indicating their intention to move forward with pay-per-view plans.
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Sucks for them, was looking forward to that fight. They HAVE to put this on pay-per-view though. If they tried to do a PPV debut and screwed over the networks TWICE, the networks would probably never trust/want to work with Viacom/Bellator again. They'll have to suck it up and accept the horrific buyrate they'll get. Rampage is a draw and they have a little bit of name value on the card, but I think things like people not knowing when it is, where to find it, and what the price is will hurt them.

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My FFL team is screwed. Eye lost, Alvarez and JDS out and Freire/Curran are fighting each other...


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