Ballator MMA had a pay-per-view scheduled for next weekend, but thanks to an injury to Tito Ortiz, that will now be cancelled. According to PWInsider on Oct. 25, the pay-per-view will now become a free Spike TV event and neither of the TNA Wrestlers will compete on the show.
This is discouraging news for Bellator, as Bellator 106 as supposed to be their first pay-per-event and was a calling card to show that they have arrived as a legitimate MMA company. They signed two former UFC champions in Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson to fight each other for the first time ever on their first PPV.
They then started promoting it heavily by having both Ortiz and Rampage take part in the biggest angle on Spike TV’s “TNA Impact Wrestling.” Shortly after getting involved and getting their faces back in the public eye, Bellator pulled both men from further tapings to make sure that they did not get hurt before the PPV.
It didn’t matter. Tito Ortiz suffered a fractured neck while training for the match and their match has been officially postponed. They are still scheduled to fight in the future but Bellator 106 has been changed from a pay-per-view event into a four hour Spike TV special.
The new Bellator 106 main event will see Michael Chandler (12-0-0) vs. Eddie Alvarez (24-3) in the main event.