For five years, Bellator has hosted close to 100 cards. Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez at Bellator 58 is considered one of their best fights. Two years later and the rematch finally goes down at Bellator 106.
Chandler will look to finish their second encounter quicker than the first one. That fight went four rounds, before Chandler won via rear naked choke to capture the lightweight belt.
“My goal is to go out there and finish him a lot quicker than the last fight,” said Chandler on MMA Junkie Radio. “I don’t think this fight is going to be as highly contested as it was the first time. I’ve gotten a ton better.”
Of Chandler’s 12 wins, 10 he’s finished. Two of his recent wins came in under a minute. Alvarez is returning after a nasty contract dispute with Bellator.
They’re the co-main event of Bellator 106, which airs on November 2. The PPV comes from the Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, CA.