Video: Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez’s Bellator bout

Maggie Hendricks

It's not often that we will post a 21-minute video on Cagewriter. We know our readers are busy people, and 21 minutes is a long time to ask you to sit and watch a video. This is one of those times you should do it. Carve out 21 minutes in your day to watch every millisecond of Michael Chandler's win over Eddie Alvarez in the lightweight championship bout at Bellator on Saturday evening.

Aren't you glad you watched that? Chandler and Alvarez made it well worth your time by giving a back and forth bout with Chandler appearing to close in on Alvarez, then Alvarez staging a huge comeback in the third. Chandler finished it out in the fourth to win Bellator's lightweight belt.

Since this happened on the same night as the Dan Henderson/Mauricio Rua jaw-dropping bout, there will be a temptation to try to decipher which fight is better. There is no definitive answer to that question. All four men left everything they had in the cage and gave MMA fans nine rounds of spectacular fighting.

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