Longtime Bellator star and one-time champion Eddie Alvarez has been locked in litigation with his employer over his contract. Alvarez was offered a UFC contranct, which Bellator had the right to match and matching was the main point of contention in the litigation. Whoever was right or wrong, both parties have now settled and Alvarez is set to return to action inside the Bellator cage:
After a long and messy legal battle, former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has re-signed with Bellator MMA for an additional eight bouts and will make his return fight against Michael Chandler in their 155-pound championship rematch scheduled for the promotion's "Rampage vs. Tito" pay-per-view (PPV) on Nov. 2, 2013 at the Long Beach Arena in California.
Told ya' so.
Alvarez (24-3) lost his division crown in his epic "Fight of the Year" candidate against Chandler (12-0) back in late 2011. He was able to get himself right back into the title picture by rebounding with back-to-back wins (and back-to-back finishes) over Shinya Aoki and Patricky Freire.
All he needed was a new contract.
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