Found August 21, 2013 on The Flying Knee MMA:
Earlier this week it was announced that Eddie Alvarez would be returning to Bellator for a rematch with Michael Chandler set for their November 2nd Bellator pay-per-view. And while their first fight was one of 2011’s best fights, many of us were wondering what the terms of the agreement were. No details were released with the exception that should Alvarez win, he will have to fight a trilogy match with Chandler set for a later date. Should Alvarez lose, Bellator agreed to cut him loose and he is free to pursue other options. The main issue facing Bellator was their ability to promote fights on PPV, a potentially significant amount of income for the company and fighters on the card. Now that Bellator will be promoting a fight through PPV, it seems that the company will be able to match the UFC contract. Upon a deeper look however, we see that there is little chance Bellator’s buys will come close to reaching the 200,000 mark Alvarez needs to earn a portion of the buys. While the UFC ...
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