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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-20-2011, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Eddie Alvarez injured

Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and has suffered an undisclosed injury, officials today announced.

As a result, a planned Bellator 54 title fight between Alvarez (22-2 MMA, 6-0 BFC) and season-four tournament winner Michael Chandler (8-0 MMA, 5-0 BFC) has been delayed.

According to the announcement, the championship five-rounder is still possible for season five, which concludes in late November.

Alvares tweeted that he expects it to be no longer than a 30-day delay.

Bellator 54 takes place Oct. 15 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. Despite the loss of the would-be headliner, the event still features the semifinal round of the organization's current middleweight tournament.

"Eddie suffered an injury that will keep him out of our Oct. 15 show at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City," Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney stated. "Eddie Alvarez has a huge heart, and if there was any way for him to fight on the 15th, I know he would. Ed's in spectacular condition, so both of us are hopeful that this fight can potentially still occur later this fall."

Alvarez, who's regarded as the top-ranked lightweight outside of the UFC/Strikeforce, claimed the belt with a June 2009 win over Toby Imada and has since notched one successful defense of the belt with a win over Pat Curran. He's also proven victorious in non-title affairs over Roger Huerta and Josh Neer. He owns a seven-fight win streak and 12 wins in his past 13 fights.

Chandler, meanwhile, is undefeated in eight professional contests. A former All-American wrestler at the University of Missouri, Chandler now trains at Xtreme Couture. The 25-year-old turned pro in August 2009 and competed on a pair of Strikeforce preliminary card bouts early in his career. He won the tournament with an upset of Patricky "Pitbull" Freire.


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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-20-2011, 09:23 PM
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Now that sucks, i follow only a few guy's in Bellator and he was one of them.

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