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Concussion Forces Eddie Alvarez Out of Bellator PPV


(Well, in a way, MMA’s “greatest trilogy” did kind of end at Bellator 120…)

Did Dana White study voodoo from Michael Jackson or something? Because Bellator has had worse luck than nearly any promotion in the history of MMA when it comes to launching a successful PPV.

In case the headline didn’t tip you off, Eddie Alvarez is out of Bellator 120—the promotion’s second attempt to break into the PPV market. His rubber match with Michael Chandler will have to wait.

Sherdog’s Greg Savage broke the news on Twitter last night. Initially, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney denied the rumor, saying the fight was still on. Less than 24 hours later, Bellator hasn’t officially announced anything but media outlets are accepting Alvarez’s withdrawal as fact.

What’ll they do now? Hopefully they convert it to a free card on Spike, like they did with their last ill-fated PPV. It’s unlikely Rampage Jackson vs. King Mo, Tito Ortiz vs. Alexander Shlemenko, Michael Page vs. Rick Rainey [Editor's note: They were charging money for that fight?] and Will Brooks vs. Nate Jolly will be worth the price of admission. Regarding the last fight, Brooks vs. Jolly, it’s speculated that Brooks will be bumped into the main event against Chandler but who can say for sure.

We can see Dana White readying his famous tombstone now.

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