A week before its debut event on pay-per-view, Bellator MMA has apparently lost one of its headliners. An injury reportedly has forced Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) out of his light-heavyweight main event with fellow ex-UFC 205-pound Quinton Jackson (32-11 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) at Bellator 106.
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Bellator 106 takes place next Saturday, Nov. 2, at California’s Long Beach Arena. The main card marks the organizations first PPV show following 105 events that aired on various cable outlets. Bellator 106′s prelims air on Spike TV and stream on Spike.com.
Bellator had signed Ortiz and Jackson, who both had fallings-out with the UFC, and booked them for the PPV headliner in hopes of attracting casual MMA fans with the duo’s name recognition. The event’s significant marketing push focused heavily on the headliner, though the PPV lineup also includes three title fights.