Eddie Alvarez on Injury and Fight Postponement
Eddie Alvarez was scheduled to take on Michael Chandler for the Bellator Lightweight Championship at Bellator 54, but has suffered an undisclosed injury that has forced the fight to be postponed.
According to the official Bellator release, “Eddie suffered an injury that will keep him out of our Oct. 15 show at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City,” said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney. “Eddie Alvarez has a huge heart and if there was any way for him to fight on [Oct. 15], I know he would. Ed’s in spectacular condition, so both of us are hopeful that this fight can potentially still occur later this fall.”
While on assignment for a piece about Frankie Edgar, Inside MMA gets the exclusive on the injury from Alvarez.