Eddie Alvarez injured, out of Bellator 54 title defense

source: mmaweekly.com

Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has suffered an injury that has forced him out of his upcoming title defense against Bellator lightweight crown against season 4 winner Michael Chandler at Bellator 54 on Oct 15 in New Jersey.

“Eddie suffered an injury that will keep him out of our October 15th show at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City,” said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney. “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.”

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NYmmanow265 site profile image  

9/20/11 9:03 PM by NYmmanow265

if chandler still wants a fight give him a can to crush like drew ficket

Body Shots site profile image  

9/20/11 5:07 PM by Body Shots

The "bye Bellator" comments are a joke I think..Some people..

Barry_BondsMVP site profile image  

9/20/11 4:08 PM by Barry_BondsMVP

he's not injured, Dana paid a visit

FixedPartialArts site profile image  

9/20/11 4:07 PM by FixedPartialArts

That was a good idea you came up with instead in case Alvarez is shelved for a while.Maybe he should fight one of the tournament fighters he already beat. Or fight a good 155-er from outside the organization to in turn invalidate his tourney championship and organization title if he were to go on to beat Alvarez in an anti-climactic fight.

Frag x 3 site profile image  

9/20/11 2:10 PM by Frag x 3

AHHHHH what the fuck.... This sucks.

RuaYouToDoubtShogun site profile image  

9/20/11 1:56 PM by RuaYouToDoubtShogun

A catch weight fight for the season winner instead of a title shot?!? What a dumb idea. Sounds like something SF would do.

Jetster site profile image  

9/20/11 1:50 PM by Jetster

What about Killa B in a main event? he just fought with i think no Injuries and would be in good shape...I dunno I just like seing him fight....maybe not a good idea?

FixedPartialArts site profile image  

9/20/11 1:08 PM by FixedPartialArts

What the fuck do you mean bye Bellator? They aren't Affliction backing up the Brinks for individual names and production for 1-2 cards. They spend their money intelligently and have weekly cards. Having one fight delayed is hardly going to make a dent in their future.I'd like to see the winner of Kawajiri-Hellboy replace Alvarez if they take little to no damage at Dream 17. Otherwise Ishida at a catch-weight. If Chandler fights those opponents at catch-weights he has a built-in excuse in case he loses (I don't think he would) before facing Alvarez.