Barring unforeseen circumstances, Bellator 106 should officially unfold in Long Beach, California this Saturday night. Though the road has been bumpy, the show is still strong and a pair of live title-bouts on what almost equates to free television is hard to beat. Alvarez-Chandler I is arguably one of the Top 5 fights of all time and certainly the best ever in a Bellator cage. Curran is an elite 145er, plus there are also some seasoned veterans set for action including Joe Riggs, Mike Richman, Terry Etim.
Less than a week ago it looked like Bellator would be debuting on PPV this Saturday night with a stacked show featuring two former UFC champions battling it out in the main event and some home-grown stars wowing on the featured card. However, an injury to Tito Ortiz took him out of a bout with Quinton Jackson, and the event was dramatically altered to the point it will now take place for free on Spike TV. Here’s a look at the timeline attached the tumultuous situation surrounding Bellator 106. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)