In an alternate universe, a sizable number of us MMA fans are going to shell out the dough for a Bellator 106 pay-per-view on Saturday night, and while we’re going to grumble about it and make all sorts of wiseass comments as to how it sucks, at the end of the day we’re going to be watching. Because, you know, we’re fans. Yet that’s an alternate universe, a mythical place where Tito Ortiz’s body isn’t a barely-mobile sack of bones and bleached hair, and where we’re forced to believe that Eddie Alvarez versus Michael Chandler II is at best second-fiddle to a main event featuring two dudes who can’t cut it in the UFC anymore.
Thankfully, we have reality, and on Saturday night on SpikeTV we get for free what is without question the best Bellator card ever put together. Courtesy of Tito’s fragile neck, we now have the Alvarez and Chandler rematch as a marquee bout, plus King Mo inexplicably getting a mulligan against the nobody who KO’d him earlier this year. We also get Pat Curran, the best featherweight in the world not signed by the UFC, and we get Joe Riggs in a bout that puts a cap on some reality show no one watched. In pretty much every way possible, we the fans get a big plate of awesome served to us on a platter forged of Bjorn Rebney’s misguided hopes and dreams. I’d say that’s worthy of a preview, no? Continue after the Jump ››