While some fans may malign Bellator for its lack of champions actually defending their titles, the promotion announced Thursday that Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez will put his title on the line in mid-November against Michael Chandler.
Alvarez (22-2) will face Chandler (8-0) in the main event of Bellator 58 on November 19th in Hollywood, FL -- a fight that was originally scheduled for this Saturday but was delayed to an Alvarez injury.
Chandler earned the title shot by winning Bellator's Season 4 lightweight tournament, beating Patricky Freire by unanimous decision in May. Alvarez last competed in April in the first defense of his gold, besting Pat Curran in a unanimous decision. He carries a seven-fight win streak into the event.
In the co-main event, Middleweight Champion Hector Lombard faces Trevor Prangley in a non-title fight announced last week. Jessica Aguilar vs. Lisa Ward and Marlon Sandro vs. Rafael Dias round out the main card.