Report: Eddie Alvarez out of Bellator PPV main event

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Back in November Bellator planned it's first PPV event, headlined by Tito Ortiz vs. Rampage Jackson. When Ortiz was injured, Bellator decided to take the event off PPV and move it to Spike TV.

This spring when Bellator finally settled it's differences with Eddie Alvarez they booked a third fight between him and Michael Chandler for PPV. However, now it looks like that fight might be in jeopardy: on Friday confirmed with a source close to the booking that Will Brooks will replace Alvarez at the May 17 event, which takes place at Landers Center in Southaven, Miss.

Bellator 120 will also see Quinton Jackson lock horns with Muhammed Lawal in the company’s Season 10 light heavyweight tournament final, while Tito Ortiz takes on reigning middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko in another 205-pound attraction.

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With Alvarez potentially out of the PPV, Will Brooks is a solid opponent, but not a PPV draw. It is unknown at this time if Bellator will keep the event on PPV.

Update: is reporting that Alvarez withdrew due to a concussion suffered in training.