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Tito Ortiz Will Fight For Bellator, Says Bjorn Rebney

Tito Ortiz and a neck fracture derailed the hopes of Bellator’s first pay-per-view. Despite Ortiz being on the shelf, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney still plans on giving him a chance inside their cage.

“He’ll be back,” said Rebney after Bellator 106. “Right now we just have to worry about the fracture in his neck healed 120 percent. Once it’s healed he’ll be back. He wants to fight again and his neck specialist told me that it’s not the kind of injury you can’t come back from.”

Bellator 106 was to have been headlined with Ortiz coming out of the retirement to take on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” was coming off surgeries of both knees and last fought in the summer of 2012.

The main event nod for Bellator 106 went to Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler. Alvarez took the split-decision win and reclaimed the lightweight title on yesterday’s card.