Alvarez vs. Chandler III to be on PPV in 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will fight challenger Michael Chandler in a rubber match, some time in 2014, on PPV.

Chandler won the first fight in 2011 via submission, becoming Bellator lightweight champion in one of the best fights of the year. The pair fought again nearly two years later, with Alvarez reclaiming his title, via Split Decision.

Alvarez spoke with Ariel Helwani and broke the news that the trilogy fight would be on PPV, but offered no further details as to date, etc.

“We weren’t able to do the first one on pay-per-view,” said Alvarez. “I definitely want to headline a pay-per-view card and we get an opportunity to do that. What better way to do that than have one of the best trilogies in MMA history.”

“We weren’t able to do the first one on pay-per-view, and I definitely want to headline a pay-per-view card and we get an opportunity to do that,” Alvarez told MMAFighting.com. “What better way to do that than have one of the best trilogies in MMA history.”