As was reported on Saturday, Eddie Alvarez has suffered a concussion and has been scratched from next weekend’s Bellator 120 card.
With Alvarez no longer available to defend his BMMA lightweight title on May 17, the promotion has announced that champ will be replaced by Will Brooks, and that the pair will duke it out for a 155 pound interim belt. “Ill Will” is the season nine BMMA lightweight tournament winner and stands a professional record of 13 – 1, with a 62% finishing rate; four TKOs’, four submissions.
The other big news regarding the Southaven, Mississippi card, is that the Quinton Jackson vs. Muhammed Lawal light-heavyweight tournament finale will now be headlining the pay-per-view event.
With Alvarez out and his belt off the table, it’ll be interesting to see how Bellator’s inaugural fee-for-see offering is received minus Alvarez vs. Chandler III.
The Bellator 120 card stands as follows:
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final: Rampage Jackson (34-11) vs. King Mo (12-3)
Bellator Interim Lightweight World Title Fight: Michael Chandler (12-1) vs. Will Brooks (13-1)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Fight: Alexander Shlemenko (50-7) vs. Tito Ortiz (16-11-1)
Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Final: Blagoi Ivanov (11-0) vs. Alexander Volkov (20-4)
Bellator Welterweight Fight: Rickey Rainey (7-2) vs. Michael Page (5-0)
Bellator Heavyweight Fight: Cheick Kongo (20-9) vs. Eric Smith (6-1-1)
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Shahbulat Shamhalaev (12-2) vs. Fabricio Guerreiro (19-3)
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Goiti Yamauchi (16-2) vs. Mike Richman (16-4)