Jackson vs. Lawal To Headline Bellator 120; Chandler vs. Brooks For Interim Title

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:

Pay-Per-View

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)

Spike TV

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)



4 Comments

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    TheXperience

    May 11, 2014 at 2:03 am

    What a joke!

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    knn03

    May 11, 2014 at 2:05 am

    I'm excited to see Michael Page fight.

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    D

    May 11, 2014 at 3:20 am

    Athletic commissions exist for the sole purpose of disallowing freak show fights that feature a welterweight versus a light heavyweight.

    Yes, I'm talking about Tito vs. Schlemenko. Schlemenko's skills far exceed Tito's…at any point during his career. Yet Tito should beat him purely based on his size, strength, and athletic advantage. No true sports fan should ever want to see such a pathetic spectacle. Yet Bellator, and some pathectic athletic commission apparently are stupid enough to allow it. Schlemenko could possibly use his considerable speed advantage to win this fight. He also could literally die in the octagon fighting a much larger, more powerful man if the ref allows him to take too much punishment. This fight highlights everything that is wrong with MMA.

    Fuck Bjorn Rebney and Bellator for allowing this pathetic ridiculous freak show of a fight.

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      SpaceJam

      May 11, 2014 at 3:30 am

      Are you high on meth? Alex is a middle weight, Tito may have the size advantage but he is a bitch. 1 body kick or decent strike to the face and Tito will give up like he always does. Also remember Alex called out Tito so he obviously is not afraid of him in any way.

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