While past Bellator lightweight stars such as Eddie Alvarez and Will Brooks fought out their contracts and moved on to the UFC, Michael Chandler re-signed with Bellator last week -- and did so without even talking to the UFC. "I was never in a non-exclusive negotiation period with Bellator," he said Monday on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show. Who does Chandler want in his first fight on the new deal? "Eddie Alvarez," he said. "He's done with his [UFC] contract. ... Everybody want to see that trilogy fight."

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