Headlining the Bellator 106 can now be considered one of the best fights of the year 2013
Spectacular ! So you can set the duel between Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler at Bellator 106 realiado event on Saturday ( 02 ) in Long Beach . The fight between lightweights , which entered attraction of the show , replacing the dispute between Tito Ortiz and Quinton Rampage Jackson , did not disappoint and can now be considered one of the best in the year 2013 .
At the end of 25 minutes of an intense battle , Eddie Alvarez avenged the setback in 2011 , broke the invincibility of Chandler and took the title rival.
In the other title fight for the Bellator 106 , Emanuel Newton defeated King Mo Lawal and got the interim belt light heavyweight , while Daniel Straus surprised Pat Curran in contention for kingship among feathers .
Alvarez vs . Chandler
If the first fight between Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler was considered the best of the year 2011 , the rematch tonight not leave for less .
Just as it had done in the first meeting when the victor , Chandler imposed a blistering pace early . With boxing jabs and takedowns , the champion came close to end the dispute with a rear naked choke. However , valiantly Alvarez escaped the finalization and follow the race live .
In the second round , Eddie was able to recover from the poor start , avoided the falls rival and began to loosen his striking . With good strikes of boxing, the challenger opened a cut on the face of the champion, who was bleeding heavily .
In the third round the race went back to being balanced . In the fourth , the champion sought to regain control of the fight and came back to the cut in the eyebrow rival . But Alvarez , with great vigor , always answered the attacks of Michael .
In the fifth round , ready to resume his belt , Eddie Alvarez opened the game and it was all up to the champion. With a good combination of punches , he succeeded in arresting Chandler against the bars , and then get back to riding . After hitting several blows over , he came close to fitting a rear naked choke and stop the fight . But Michael defended himself and finished the intense battle over the fight on the ground .
At the end of 25 minutes one of the best fights in recent years , Michael Chandler defeated Eddie Alvarez in split decision ( 48 × 47 , 47 × 48 , 48 × 47 ) and regained the Bellator lightweight belt .
Newton hit a second time King Mo
In another rematch of the night , the winner of the first clash prevailed . As was done in February , Emanuel Newton beat known Muhammed ' King Mo ' Lawal .
Specializes in wrestling , King Mo even managed to impose his game at the start when he got a good fall in the first round . But with a good base and takedown defense to date , Newton has avoided the game 's rival in the subsequent partial .
He kept the fight standing , hit the best boxing punches and took the fight in a unanimous decision ( 49 × 46 , 49 × 46 , 29 × 46 ) .
Daniel Straus surprising Curran and takes lightweight belt
In the first title fight of the night , the surprise appeared on the show . Pat Curran entered in the show tipped as favorite wide , but just surprised by Daniel Straus .
With a solid game and tactical fighter , who was arrested for involvement with drugs , dominated the battle and avenged the setback to the rival in 2009 .
After winning the first round and lost the second part , Straus returned to the third round willing to change the course of the fight. With a good set of falls , he caught the tactics of rival and even benefited from the point loss by Curran because of an illegal coup .
At the end of 25 minutes of fighting , victory Daniel Straus in a unanimous decision ( 49 × 45 , 48 × 46 , 48 × 46 ) .
" Curran is a great fighter . I'm sure we'll meet again, " Daniel said after the triumph .
Check out the results of Bellator 106:
Michael Chandler defeated Eddie Alvarez in a unanimous decision of the judges;
Emanuel Newton defeated Muhammed Lawal in a unanimous decision;
Daniel Straus defeated Pat Curran by unanimous decision of the judges;
Mike Richman defeated Akop Stepanyan téncico by KO in R1;
Cristiano Souza Alejandro Garcia finished with a rear naked choke in R3;
Brandon Halsey defeated Hector Ramirez by TKO in R1;
Mike Guymon Aaron Miller finished with a triangle in R2;
Cleber Luciano defeated Joe Camacho in a unanimous decision;
Josh Smith Darren Smith defeated in a unanimous decision;