All is not lost in the wake of Bellator's injury-plagued PPV card

Tuesday May 13th, 2014
Bellator's May 17 PPV has been reduced to Jackson (right) vs. Lawal (not pictured) as the main event.
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If Alvarez vs. Chandler III had occurred on Saturday night as scheduled and had bombed as a draw, that would have been a dead-end disaster for Bellator's PPV dream. Where would the promotion have turned next? The trilogy title fight is the only ace in the promotion's hand, really, at least as an attraction worthy of opening the cash register. As it stands now, no matter what happens this weekend, there will be two 155-pound wildcards sitting in Bellator's back pocket, waiting to be played when the time is right.

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