Bellator 106 was promoted as the promotion’s most stacked card to date. With three title fights, it was the lightweight one which stole the show. It saw Eddie Alvarez defeat lightweight champion Michael Chandler via split-decision in the main event.
With each fighter having a win over the other, the trilogy fight will happen. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said when both guys are healthy a title fight would carry main event status for a pay-per-view.
“Absolutely I’d do it again,” said Rebney at the post-fight press conference. “I’d do it in a heartbeat. Once they get healthy, I’d do that again in a heartbeat. That was unbelievable what I saw tonight. Once they’re both back 120 percent there’s nothing in the way of doing number three.”
Bellator’s first pay-per-view attempt was cut short less than two weeks before the event. Tito Ortiz suffered a neck injury and the promotion decided to air the main card for free on Spike TV.
Both fighters spilled blood and took some lumps, so medical suspensions are likely coming.