Bellator MMA’s Pay-Per-View Debut: Take Two. After watching the injury bug sink them in their first dip in the PPV pond, the Viacom-backed promotion will make another go at it with “Bellator 120: Alvarez vs. Chandler III.”
The May 17 event takes place inside Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi. A lightweight rubber match between champion Eddie Alvarez (pictured) and Michael Chandler headlines the gig.
Former UFC light heavyweight champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, who was slated to headline Bellator’s initial PPV card against Tito Ortiz, meets Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in Bellator’s Light Heavyweight Tournament Final in the co-main event.
Speaking of Ortiz, the 39-year-old returns from a broken neck to face current Bellator middleweight champ Alexander Shlemenko in a 205-pound tango.
Spike TV kicks things off by airing the prelims live starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT. The PPV begins immediately after at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
We reached out to Bellator officials to get the PPV’s price tag, but received no response at the time of publication. As you may be well aware, UFC PPVs cost $54.95.
Here is the show’s official agenda:
(Spike TV 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Goiti Yamauchi vs. Mike Richman
Patricky Pitbull vs. Marcin Held (Bellator Lightweight Tournament Final)
Blagoi Ivanov vs. Alexander Volkov (Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Final)
Cheick Kongo vs. Eric Smith
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Rickey Rainey vs. Michael Page
Will Brooks vs. Nate Jolly
Alexander Shlemenko vs. Tito Ortiz
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final)
Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez (Bellator lightweight champion)