Eddie Alvarez will return to Bellator MMA this November.
Alvarez has signed back on with the promotion after a lengthy legal battle. He faces Michael Chandler for the lightweight title at Bellator: Rampage vs. Tito this November.
Chandler bested Alvarez back in 2011 to claim the Bellator title. The bout will serve as the co-main event on November 2 to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Tito Ortiz.
“I’ve been cageside for more live fights than almost anyone on the planet,” Bellator CEO & Chairman Bjorn Rebney said. “Without question, Chandler vs. Alvarez was the best MMA fight I’ve ever seen. I’m excited to be able to deliver this rematch to MMA fans. It’s been a long time coming and we’ve had to jump over a lot of hurdles to get this done, but from the day we announced our PPV I promised fans that this card was going to be the deepest we’ve ever done, and we are well on our way. This is just the start.”
Chandler bested David Rickels in under a minute recently. Alvarez last fought in 2012, defeating both Shinya Aoki and Patricky Pitbull.
“I still lose sleep over my loss to Chandler, and I want it off my record,” Alvarez remarked. “This was a long process, but at the end of the day I’m back with Bellator and I’m happy to get back in the cage. I really believe everything happens for a reason, and at the end of the day my family and I are happy, and I’m ready to get my belt back on November 2nd.”