Eddie Alvarez has withdrawn from his upcoming lightweight title defense against Michael Chandler at Bellator 54.

Bellator sent out a press release today stating that Alvarez sustained an undisclosed injury and won’t be ready to go by Oct. 15.

“Eddie suffered an injury that will keep him out of our Oct. 15 show at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City,” Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney stated. “Eddie Alvarez has a huge heart, and if there was any way for him to fight on the 15th, 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.”

At this point, the fight has merely been delayed and may still happen before the end of the year, but right now it’s still up in the air.

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