Bellator 106 takes place on Saturday, November 2, at the Long Beach Arena, in California. The event has been expected to be the promotions first pay per view event but a neck injury to headliner Tito Ortiz canceled his Light Heavyweight bout with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson; the promotion has moved the event to it normal home of Spike TV. The new main event a rematch of one the best fights 2011 with rolls reversed as Eddie Alvarez challenges Micheal Chandler for the Bellator Lightweight title. And that’s just 1 of 3 titles on the line for the evening.
In other last minute changes Terry Etim (15-5) vs. Patrick Cenoble (9-2-1) at Lightweight have been pulled from this event. The out is expected to be rescheduled for a later date. Karo Parisyan has been knocked out his his scheduled bout with Cristiano Souza. Parisyan will be replaced by Alejandro Garcia, who is 8-1 in his last 9. The season 9 Heavyweight Tournament final of Cheick Kongo (19-8-2) vs. Vinicius “Spartan” Queiroz (15-3) had been move from Bellator 106 to Bellator 107, but now is off that card due to a Queiroz injury.
Spike TV Main Card 9:00 PM ET
Eddie Alvarez (24-3) vs. Michael Chandler (12-0) – Lightweight Title Bout
Muhammed Lawal (11-2) vs. Emanuel Newton (21-7) – Interim Light Heavyweight Title Bout
Daniel Straus (21-4) vs. Pat Curran (19-4) – Featherweight Title Bout
Mike Bronzoulis (15-5) vs. Joe Riggs (35-14) – “Fight Master” Welterweight Tournament Final
Mike Richman (15-3) vs. Akop Stepanyan (13-6) – Featherweight
Spike TV Prelims 7:00 PM ET
Alejandro Garcia (14-5) vs. Cristiano Souza (6-0) – Welterweight
Jesse Juarez (19-8) vs. Joe Williams (8-1) – Welterweight
Brandon Halsey (3-0) vs. Hector Ramirez (9-5) – Light Heavyweight
Mike Guymon (14-6) vs. Aaron Miller (14-8) – Lightweight
Joe Camacho (13-18) vs. Cleber Luciano (8-5) – Featherweight
Darren Smith (4-3) vs. Josh Smith (8-5) – Lightweight