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10 biggest moments in Bellator history: When one night features two of the greatest fights of all time

Posted On: May 16, 2018   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

Fight fans the world over should raise a toast every Nov. 19. For it was on that date in 2011 that two of the most memorable fights in MMA history took place.
That evening the UFC presented the five-round fracas between Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua in the top spot at UFC 139. That event took place in San Jose, Calif. Meanwhile, some 3,000 miles to the east, Bellator offered Bellator 58, a card headlined by Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler .
At the time, Alvarez was 24 fights into his career. He was also the reigning Bellator lightweight champion. The Philly fighter had won seven straight contests heading into his title defense against Chandler. All but one of those seven fights ended without the need of any judges' decision. Alvarez's overall record stood at 22-2 with 19 triumphs by stoppage.
On the other side, Chandler was a relative neophyte. Just four years into his MMA career, the former All-American wrestler had a perfect 8-0 record with six stoppage victories. The Missourian earned his shot at...

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