Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez I

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Alvarez meets Chandler for the Lightweight Title in the 2011 Fight of the Year.

THE CHAMPION EASY FOR BELLATOR

LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION.

[ BELL RINGS ]

>> GOOD LEFT HAND.

>> OH, HE GOT HIM!

HE HURT HIM BAD!

EDDIE ALVAREZ IS IN ALL SORTS O

TROUBLE.

SECONDS AWAY FROM STOPPING THIS

FIGHT IN FAVOR OF CHANDLER.

>> EDDIE GETS ROCKED IN EVERY

SINGLE FIGHT AND MANAGES TO COM

BACK, BUT YOU KNOW HE'S IN

TROUBLE.

>> IT WOULD BE A THING OF BAD

LUCK BECAUSE HE GOT ROBBED.

ALVAREZ IS TRYING TO FIRE BACK

TO THE BODY.

>> I THINK THAT CHANDLER IS

ESTABLISHING THAT HE'S NOT BE

TAKEN LIGHTLY ON THE FEET.

>> I'M TELLING YOU, THE REFEREE

WAS ABOUT TO STEP IN AND STOP

THE FIGHT IN FAVOR OF CHANDLER.

>> CHANDLERS DOING A GREAT JOB

OF THAT LEAD RIGHT.

A BEAUTIFUL JOB.

>> ALVAREZ SAID, "I NEED TO PUT

MICHAEL CHANDLER INTO A FIGHT.

FIGHT.

."

>> ONLY TWO MINUTES INTO IN

FIGHT.

THAT'S UNBELIEVABLE.

>> EASY REFERS VERY WELL.

HE'S BEEN DROPPED IN A LOT OF

FIGHTS AND REFERS VERY QUICKLY.

>> CHANDLER WANTS TO USE HIS

WRESTLING, BUT ON THE GROUND

HE'S A POUND GROUND FIGHTER, NO

A SUBMISSION FIGHTER.

>> GOOD WORK BY EDDIE, TRYING T

FIND HIS RHYTHM.

>> ALVAREZ TO THE BODY.

CHANDLER IS TYING IT.

A REMARKABLE START TO THIS TITL

FIGHT.

>> EDDIE IS BEING DROPPED IN

PREVIOUS FIGHTS AND CAME BACK T

WIN BOTH OF THOSE FIGHTS.

A GOOD DROP BY CHANDLER.

>> AND PUT BACK TO HIS FEET.

>> THE CROWD IS ON ITS FEET

TONIGHT.

>> A T. K. O. AND STOPPED

BETWEEN ROUNDS TWO AND THREE,

YET DROPPED ALVAREZ IN THAT

FIGHT.

>> THIS IS WHERE EDDIE IS BEST,

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CAGE WHERE

HE IS LOSE.

LOOKS LIKE HE RECOVERED, BUT

CHANDLER IS STILL VERY

DANGEROUS.

>> REMARKABLE THAT CHANDLER,

ENTERING THE TOURNAMENT BACK IN

MARCH, I'M THINKING ABOUT EDDIE

ALVAREZ.

OTHER FIGHTERS SAID, I'M NOT

EVEN GOING TO CONSIDER THE

CHAMPION.

>> A MUCH YOUNGER FIGHTER,

THAT'S IMPORTANT.

A GREAT KNEE.

>> THAT WAS A GOOD KNEE.

CHANDLER MISSING WITH THE LEFT.

BOUNCES WITH THE STEP OF

ALVAREZ.

CHANDLER IS TRYING TO POUNCE.

CHANDLER WITH A GOOD UPPER CUT.

>> EDDIE MOVES HIS HEAD AT THE

END OF THAT.

CHANDLER STILL MOVES FORWARD.

>>

>> ALVAREZ NOT INTIMIDATED

COMING FORWARD.

CHANDLER NOT INTIMIDATED, COMIN

FORWARD.

>> CAN YOU SAY ROUND OF THE

YEAR?

I THINK THIS IS IT.

>> ANOTHER GOOD RIGHT HAND BY

CHANDLER.

>> EDDIE HAS TO BE CAREFUL WITH

HIS JAB.

IT IS LEANING RIGHT.

>> HE'S REALLY WORKED HARD ON

HIS STRIKING.

THE FINAL SECONDS OF ROUND NO.

1.

A GREAT RIGHT HAND BY CHANDLER

AND LOOKING TO FINISH BEFORE TH

BELL.

[ BELL RINGS ]

>> WOW!

[ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ]

>> MAN!

UNBELIEVABLE END TO THAT FIRST

ROUND.

I HAVEN'T SEEN A ROUND LIKE THA

IN A LONG TIME.

ROUND OF THE YEAR, I'LL SAY IT

AGAIN.

MAN, AGGRESSION FROM BOTH

FIGHTERS.

BOTH FIGHTERS LANDING THE RIGHT

HAND.

NEITHER GUY BACKING UP.

MAN, I'M IMPRESSED.

IF MICHAEL CHANDLERS FEELING TH

PRESSURE OF THIS MOMENT, IT IS

NOT SHOWING IN THE FIGHT.