Bellator 106 in Tweets: Pros react to Alvarez vs. Chandler, Newton vs. King Mo, more

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

It never felt quite right, seeing Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez II take a backseat to a pair of faded, beaten down names. So in a way, it's strange to see how fittingly how Bellator 106 played out. Ortiz-Rampage fell apart amid a cascade of giggles, because of course it did, and ultimately we got the ending that should've been there all along.

Chandler and Alvarez stepped in on Saturday night and wasted no time delivering another white-knuckle ‘Fight of the Year' candidate on the biggest stage in Bellator history. After a nightmare year, spent more in the courts than the cage, Alvarez got his revenge (in more ways than one). Now with the scored tied at one apiece, a massive trilogy fight is a mouthwateringly foregone conclusion. To say the fight world loved it, well, that'd be an understatement.

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NEWTON DOES IT AGAIN

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STRAUS WINS ONE THE HARD WAY

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YOUR INAGRUIAL FIGHT MASTER CHAMPION

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