Last night was a blockbuster night for MMA fans, if not for MMA. Overshadowed by last weekend’s UFC debut on Fox were all of the stellar offerings of MMA that graced broadcasts last night. Though there was far less buzz surrounding last night’s UFC 139 and Bellator 58 fight cards than UFC on Fox 1, the fights themselves will go down as some of the best in MMA history, especially the main events.
Unless you are one of the true blue and watched both events last night, you probably only caught Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s five-round epic at the top of the UFC 139 fight card, missing a Bellator lightweight championship fight that was also an instant classic. If that’s the case for you, not to worry. The Bellator promotion was so proud of the efforts turned in by Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler over their four-round war, that they released the fight in its entirety for free on the internet.
If you haven’t seen it, or even if you have, do yourself a favor and watch the video below. Alvarez and Chandler put on a memorable battle that was every bit as gutsy and raw as Hendo vs. Shogun.