Bellator 58 is shaping up to be the organizations biggest card to date with a lightweight title fight and the middleweight champion in action. In the main event of the evening, Eddie Alvarez will defend his Bellator lightweight strap against season four lightweight tournament winner Mike Chandler. Plus Bellator middleweight title holder Hector Lombard will square off against tough veteran Trevor Prangley.
Bellator officials sent out a press release today confirming the event.
Originally scheduled to go down at Bellator 54, Alvarez vs. Chandler was pushed back after Alvarez suffered an injury while training. The 155 champ won the title at Bellator 12, submitting Toby Imada in the finals. He’s only defended the belt once, against Pat Curran, but he picked up non-title victories over Josh Neer and Roger Huerta during his Bellator run. The undefeated Chandler earned a title shot by winning the Season 4 tournament, defeating the very dangerous Patricky Freire in the finals. Alvarez is currently on a seven fight win streak while Chandler is unbeaten in eight professional fights.
The man with the longest winning streak on the card though is Lombard, who has won a very impressive 19 straight bouts, only going the distance in four of them. Lombard has defeated the likes of Brian Ebersole, Jared Hess, Alexander Shlemenko, and Joe Doerksen during his run. The judo champion could have his hands full with Prangley, a veteran of over 30 fights. Prangley has fought many of the top fighters in MMA including Chael Sonnen, Jeremy Horn, Tim Kennedy, and Keith Jardine.
Also on the card will be top featherweight Marlon Sandro taking on Rafael Dias and Jessica Aguilar battling Lisa Ward in a rematch of their 2006 bout.
Bellator 58 is scheduled for November 19 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.