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Former UFC light heavyweight champions Tito Ortiz and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson aren’t headlining tonight’s show, which might be a good thing considering there was very little interest in the scrap to begin with, and it allows the card’s true main event to take top billing.
One of the most anticipated rematches in MMA history goes down Saturday when reigning Bellator lightweight champ Michael Chandler (pictured) defends his throne against Eddie Alvarez. Chandler upset Alvarez two years ago in one of the sport’s most unforgettable matches.
According to the Gambling Gods, their sequel will provide the same result. Chandler is more than a 2.5-1 odds-on favorite to retain his crown. Alvarez, meanwhile, checks in as a 2-1 underdog.
Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California hosts the festivities.
Here are the wagering lines for tonight’s fights:
Favorite (-) Underdog (+)
Darren Smith +135
Josh Smith -165
Joe Camacho +210
Cleber Luciano -280
Aaron Miller +135
Mike Guymon -165
Hector Ramirez +200
Brandon Halsey -260
Joe Williams +130
Jesse Juarez -160
Akop Stepanyan -165
Mike Richman +135
Mike Bronzoulis +165
Joe Riggs -210
Daniel Straus +300
Pat Curran -400
Emanuel Newton +325
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal -450
Eddie Alvarez +200
Michael Chandler -260
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Bellator 106 takes place tomorrow night from the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California. The main event features the rematch between Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez for the Bellator lightweight title. The co-feature is another rematch between Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal battling Emmanuel Newton for the interim Bellator light heavyweight title.
Before the fights take place...
Fight fans at the Long Beach Sports Arena were treated to one of the best fights of 2013 as Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler stole the show once again at Bellator 106. Both fighters came out battered and bruised but Eddie Alvarez came out the Bellator lightweight champion after almost a year layoff. Chandler would be taken to the hospital shortly after as he did not attend the...
Eddie Alvarez could be walking into Long Beach without a plan, hoping for a battle that is essentially a battle of immovable object vs. unstoppable force. Think about everything Eddie’s been through over the last year. The contract negotiations, the promises dropped. i think Eddie’s going to fight to the death basically in there. He can only be supremely motivated to get his...
Michael Chandler is one of those rare, super-talented wrestlers who just has happened to develop blazing fast hand speed during his relatively short tenure as an MMA fighter. I mean, think about it: Chandler completely SKIPPED an amateur MMA career, and started straight out from real estate training and a halfway decent college wrestling career. Now we have this beast of a man, who...
Last night’s Bellator 106 fight card featured the crowning of three new champions as well as part 2 of the epic encounter between Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. After their remarkable performance in their first fight, it was hard to imagine that they could equal their previous showing, but they proved media and fans wrong and provided us with five thrilling round of action...
We are now just t-minus a handful of hours away from the real most anticipated lightweight rematch of 2013. What was originally slated to be a co-main event tilt for Bellator's inaugural PPV is now the main event of a free TV card that will take place later tonight on Spike TV. The scrapping of Bellator's 'Rampage vs. Tito' potential PPV disaster turned into a ...
Main card Weight class Method Round Time Notes Lightweight Eddie Alvarez def. Michael Chandler (c) Split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) 5 5:00 [a] Light Heavyweight Emanuel Newton def. Muhammed Lawal Unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) 5 5:00 [b] Featherweight Daniel Straus def. Pat Curran (c) Unanimous decision (49-45, 48-46, 48-46) 5 5:00 [c] Welterweight Joe Riggs […]
Full weights from Long Beach, CA
Michael Chandler (154.8) vs. Eddie Alvarez (154.5) – for lightweight title
Muhammed Lawal (204.1) vs. Emanuel Newton (203.4) – for interim light heavyweight title
Pat Curran (144.8) vs. Daniel Straus (144.2) – for featherweight title
Mike Bronzoulis (171) vs. Joe Riggs (170.7) – “Fight Master” tourney final
Mike Richman (145.5) vs. Akop...
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Eddie Alvarez went from appearing like his career in the Bellator cage was over, to regaining their lightweight strap in a blink of the eye. And he was the top earner last night in his return to the organization, also. Here is the complete fighter payout for Bellator CVI, first reported by MMA Junkie. Additionally, both Alvarez...
The California State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “Bellator 106: Chandler vs. Alvarez II” event.
I’m gonna ask you a simple question and I want you to listen to me: who’s the big winner here tonight at the Long Beach Convention Center? Huh? Eddie, that’s who. Eddie’s the big winner. Eddie...
Bellator 106 takes place tonight from the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California. The main event will feature the rematch between Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler defending against Eddie Alvarez. The co-feature will Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in rematch against Emmaunel Newton for the interim Bellator light heavyweight title. Weigh-ins took place last night and...
After an injury to Tito Ortiz scrapped his bout with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Bellator officials decided to move their November 2nd card to Spike TV, scrapping their original plans to move into the PPV market for the first time.The decision left us with a much anticipated contest between Michael Chandler (12-0) and Eddie Alvarez (24-3) for the Bellator lightweight title now...
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “Bellator 106: Chandler vs. Alvarez II” event will be tipping the scale today inside Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
The highly-anticipated rematch between lightweight champion Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez ...
All of the title fights are now confirmed for tonight’s Bellator 106 event, with all of the main card competitors coming in on weight, including Michael Chandler (154.8) and Eddie Alvarez (154.5) who will square off in the night’s main event to compete for the Bellator lightweight title.Ahead of their interim light heavyweight title contest King Mo (204.1) and Emanuel Newton...
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “Bellator 106: Chandler vs. Alvarez II” event will be tipping the scale today inside Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 8PM ET/5PM PT.
A pair of rematches headlines Saturday’s show. Emanuel Newton looks to prove his KO victory over Muhammed “King...