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Bellator PPV plans scrapped after Tito Ortiz injury

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Bellator's well anticipated first PPV has had to be abandoned due to an injury sustained by headliner Tito Ortiz.

Two former UFC Light Heavyweight Champions, Tito Ortiz and Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson where to headline Bellator's first ever Pay-per view. However 'The Huntington Beach Bad Boy' has suffered a neck injury in training, as MMAFighting broke the news. 

The fight between the two former champions was anticipated by MMA fans. It is undeniable that both are past their prime, however they have achieved legendary status within the sport and have a vast fan base behind the two.

The card will now be aired free on SPIKE TV in the USA and headlined by the rematch between Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez for the Bellator Lightweight title which could be another thriller like the first fight in which Chandler took via 4th round submission (Rear Nakes Choke).

It is not clear if 'Rampage' will face another opponent but it is very unlikely. 

Bellator 106 takes place on November 2nd. and is one of the most stacked cards the company has ever booked. Featherweight champion Pat Curran defends his belt, the final of the Heavyweight tournament between former UFC Heavyweight Cheick Kongo and Vincius Quieroz is on the card, along with UFC vet Terry Etim who makes his debut and former WEC Welterweight Champion Karo Parysian appears.

Former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion'King' Mohammed Lawal too is set to try and avenge his KO loss to Emmanuel Newton for the interim Light Heavyweight title.

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