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Eddie Alvarez Injured, Out of Bellator 54 Title Match

Written on September 21, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Due to undisclosed injury, Eddie Alvarez bows out from his title match against Michael Chandler at Bellator 54.

Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alavarez, suffered an injury which forced him to withdraw from the upcoming Bellator 54. He was supposed to defend his title against Michael Chandler on October 15. Unfortunately, no timeline of his return or what injury he acquired were disclosed.

Bellator 54 will take place on October 15 in New Jersey. Also in the card is the semifinals of the season 5 middleweight tournament, together with a bantamweight match pitting Zach Machovsky and Ryan Roberts.

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Baker-Vianna, Shlemenko-Rogers Semifinals Set for Bellator 54

Written on September 19, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Two matches are now set for Bellator 54, as the promotion's season 5 middleweight tournament resumes on October 15.

With Bellator’s quarterfinals wrapped up, the fifth season of the promotion’s middleweight tournament will resume at Bellator 54. The semifinal round will pit Season 2 finalist, Bryan Baker, against Vitor Vianna; while Season 2 winner, Alexander Shlemenko, will lock horns versus Brian Rogers.

Bellator 54 will feature a lightweight title match between champion, Eddie Alvarez, and Season 4 lightweight winner — Michael Chandler. Also in the fight card are Zach Makovsky and Ryan Roberts that will face in a bantamweight match.

Bellator 54 will go down on October 15 at the Boardwalk Hall Ballroom in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Rick Hawn Withdraws from Bellator 54

Written on August 17, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Rick Hawn bows out from his match against Ben Saunders at Bellator 54 after acquiring a knee injury.

MMA welterweight fighter – Rick Hawn – acquired a knee injury, forcing him to withdraw from Bellator’s fifth season of welterweight tournament. The fighter tweeted the news last Tuesday, saying that his recovery will keep him in the sideline for a couple of months.

Rick Hawn was supposed to meet Ben Saunders at Bellator 54, which is set to kick off on September 10. Prior to the upcoming event, he fought his way to the finals of Bellator’s fourth season welterweight tournament earlier this year. However, he was defeated by Jay Hieron via split decision. Nevertheless, Rick Hawn hold seven of his 11 victories by way of knock out.

As of the moment, it is still unknown whether Bellator has secured a replacement for Rick Hawn.

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Eddie Alvarez vs Michael Chandler, Set for Bellator 54 Title Bout

Written on July 29, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Eddie Alvarez finally has a date for his next title defense, as he's set to face Michael Chandler at Bellator 54.

With a date all set for his next title defense, reigning Bellator lightweight champion – Eddie Alvarez – will face season four tournament winner – Michael Chandler – on October 15 for Bellator 54.

Eddie Alvarez last fought at Bellator 39, where he won against Pat Curran via unanimous decision. The victory marks his seventh consecutive win by far. Opposing him is the 25-year-old, Michael Chandler. The former collegiate All-American wrestler at the University of Missouri debuted in MMA scene with an impressive style. Prior to Bellator 54, Michael Chandler earned a submission win over Marcin Held, and decision victories against Lloyd Woodard and Patrick Freire.

Bellator 54, set for October 15, will take place in Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The said tournament will air live at MTV 2.

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