Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 10/25/13
Bellator’s worst nightmare has become reality. Just eight days before the promotion was set to make their pay-per-view debut, co-star Tito Ortiz (pictured) was forced to withdraw from the show’s featured attraction against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson after fracturing his neck. As we all know full well in the fight biz, the show must go on. The card’s co-main event, the lightweight title tilt between champion Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez, which most MMA purists considered as the card’s true main event to begin with, has been promoted to top billing. In addition, instead of having to pay to watch the star-studded lineup, the main card will now be available for free on Spike TV. “I’ve said it since the day we announced the fight that Rampage vs. Tito was a fight I had wanted to see for years, and it’s unfortunately something I’m going to have to continue to wait to see,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. “After sitting down with our team and partners, the decision was obvious: Give the
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