If Bellator and Eddie Alvarez can settle their differences and come to terms on a contract, a PPV might not be that far away. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney is ready to speak with Alvarez about a lightweight championship rematch with Michael Chandler that could take place as early as the spring.
“If we can figure that out, I think we’d be on a fast track to being able to put [a pay-per-view card] in motion,” said Rebney to MMA Junkie.
Alvarez has not competed since he fulfilled his Bellator contract in October. He was 8-1 for Bellator with his only loss coming at the hands of Chandler. Alvarez had filed an injunction in court so he could compete at UFC 159, but the judge dismissed his case. There have been no updates on the lawsuit.
Rebney went on that the first Alvarez-Chandler fight was the best live fight he had ever seen and called a possible rematch epic.