Alvarez loses title; Complete Bellator 58 results

by Michael David Smith | source:

In a shocking upset to end a sensational fight, Michael Chandler submitted Eddie Alvarez with a fourth-round rear-naked choke, winning the Bellator Fighting Championships lightweight title.

Chandler was largely unknown when he entered this year's Bellator lightweight tournament, but everyone who follows MMA needs to know his name now. With the victory he improved to 9-0 in his pro career, and he looked amazing doing it. Chandler is for real.

The first 30 seconds of the fight were crazy, with Chandler leveling Alvarez and battering him so hard that referee Troy Waugh looked like he was about to step in and stop it. But Alvarez fought back, hit Chandler with a hard punch of his own that curtailed the barrage, and managed to regroup. For most of the rest of the first Alvarez was actually getting the better end of the striking exchanges, but in the final seconds of the first Chandler again knocked Alvarez down, and only the bell stopped Chandler from pouncing on Alvarez.

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World Lightweight Championship Title Fight

Michael Chandle def. Eddie Alvarez via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:06 Round 4

Non-Title Catchweight Feature Fight

Hector Lombard def. Trevor Prangley via knockout at 1:06 Round 2

Televised Feature Fight

Marlon Sandro def. Rafael Dias via submission (arm triangle choke) at 3:56 Round 1

Jessica Aguilar def. Lisa Ward-Ellis via unanimous decision

Local Feature Fights

Brett Cooper def. Jared Hess via unanimous decision
Valdir Araujo def. Ailton Barbosa via unanimous decision
Cosmo Alexander def. Avery McPhatter via knockout at 0:20 Round 1
Herbert Goodman def. Jonas Billstein via disqualification (illegal soccer kick) at 3:21 Round 2
Fabio Mello def. Farkhad Sharipov via unanimous decision

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ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

11/21/11 2:24 PM by ranier wolfcastle

 eddie kinda fights like prime wand, he gets in there throwing offense and not worrying much about getting hit back. as with anyone else who does/did this, u eventually get caught and finished.

Chris27 site profile image  

11/21/11 1:58 PM by Chris27

What do you mean? I said I know mma needs multiple orgs, I didnt say mma needs to have multiple orgs at the highest level so the talent is split.I want to see the best fighters fight the best, I dont want to see Lombard fight guys like, Jay Silva, Whisper Goodman, Vitale, Trevor P, Virgil Lozano, Joe D etc.Having multiple orgs is good but they can be lower level shows or feeder shows.and Bellator has good FW but the div as a whole isnt better than the UFC FW div.UFC has the top three FW in the world, aldo, Mendes, Hioki. Bellator has Sandro, Warren, Curran, Pitbull, Mann but the div overall isnt as good as the UFC's FW div.

matthias site profile image  

11/21/11 1:33 PM by matthias

If you know there needs to be more than one MMA org (at this stage in the sport), then why are you saying you hope Lombard moves to the UFC? That card was awesome, so was the UFC card. And the FW's I've seen from Bellator are definately competitive with the UFC  

Chris27 site profile image  

11/21/11 1:04 PM by Chris27

Here is the thing that sucks with Bellator, they have nobody for Lombard to fight nad he clearly is pissed about it, hopefully this makes him want to leave Bellator and come to teh big show.What's next for Chandler? Sure an Aoki fight would be interesting but then what? and if they dont do it then who does he fight?Pitbull, Eddie again? Bjorn says the next LW tournament is stacked but it isnt, prospects like Tirloni are solid but who else?Pitbull, Eddie, tirloni, Kurt P, I mean is that really a stacked tournament?We arent gonna get to see Chandler fight the elite guys in the div while he is in Bellator and that sucks.It sucks that this kid is gonna be tied to a bellator contract for years.And people still love having multiple top orgs with the fighters split? I know you need more then the UFC but having guys locked into these tight contracts sucks.

Chris27 site profile image  

11/21/11 1:00 PM by Chris27

Hell no, Bellator better then 139? WTF?Chandler/Eddie was great but other then that the card wasnt much. Sandro beating who? Lombard beating a can.UFC had the FOTY, one of the best fighters ever.Silva/Le was excitingFaber smashedKampmann/Story, McDonald, Bader, Weidman, Castillo all finishes, UFC card was better.Anyway did anyone see Bjorn's interview on Sherdog? OMG< he says he basically says who would you favor over Chandler right now, the interviewer basically takes him to school saying edgar, Maynard etc.he then says Lombard should be ranked 1 2 or 3, the fact he actually said 1 is pathetic, saying he could be a top 5 guy or one of the best is fine but he actually had the nerve to say Lombard could be ranked 1 at MW is embarrassing.He also says his FW div is better then the UFC's, uhh no Bjorn.Anyone else really dislike Bjorn? For some reason I just cant stand him.

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11/21/11 12:48 PM by mmavixen

 I was there on Saturday and the Bellator card was AMAZING, from top to bottom.  The Chandler-Alvarez fight was probably the best fight I've ever seen live (and I've seen many).  Bellator is here to stay and it's only going to get bigger. I agree with Nexus, that Alvarez is a great fighter, definitely top 5 LW.  Chandler wll surprise a lot of people in the future, this kid is here to stay. This was a great weekend, albeit a tiresome, for the hardcore MMA fan.

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11/20/11 10:33 AM by crumbs

I have to respectfully disagree that BFC 58 was a better card then UFC 139, Big fan of any mma, but the bigger names on the UFC card offer more emotional investment for the fans, sorry Lombard crushing a can of prangley diet zero calories, Wasn't better then then any finish at ufc139.Eddie vs Chandler was awesome, but hendo shogun , very popular fighters+ awesome fight = awesomer, I know it's not fair,,,, wait it is fair, Dan and hua have paid there dues.Two sweet cards none the less, poor Eddie, people always say things like "I bet UFC wanted this or that to happen" ,,,, clearly bjorn/bellator needed Eddie to keep winning.

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11/20/11 8:31 AM by Nexuscrawlers

amazing card from bellator, the prelims were great too. its jsut a shame this great card will be forgotten because hendo/shogun was one of the best fights in history.i thought bellator had a better overall card imo,but still an amazing night of fights all aroundand yeah, chandler is just that good, alvarez is still top LW material.

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11/20/11 12:44 AM by rockwell

 My god that was possibly FOTY and then we had that UFC right afterwards with another FOTY candidate. What a night.

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11/19/11 10:04 PM by xcouturefan

great show