Picture
 

Eddie Alvarez Battles ‘Pitbull’ Freire in Possible Bellator Finale

Written by Tom Ngo
July 30th, 2012
Share on Facebook0Google+0Tweet about this on Twitter

Bellator Eddie Alvarez

And the countdown begins. Former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (Pictured) will battle Patricky “Pitbull” Freire on October 12th. Bellator Fighting Championships CEO Bjorn Rebney announced the scrap Monday via Twitter.

The contest marks the final fight on Alvarez’s current Bellator contract. Most pundits expect the 155-pounder will be Octagon bound the second his deal expires.

UFC president Dana White and co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta have publicly recruited Alvarez over the past several months. They recently nabbed Bellator middleweight champ Hector Lombard from their stateside rival. However, Lombard’s big league debut didn’t quite live up to expectations.

Prior to losing his title to Michael Chandler, Alvarez, along with Strikeforce king Gilbert Melendez, were considered the planet’s top lightweights not competing in the UFC. Alvarez quickly disposed of Shinya Aoki in April at “Bellator 66.”

Freire has alternated between wins and losses over his last four contests. The Brazilian was most recently seen getting submitted by Lloyd Woodard in March.

The event takes place inside Caesars Windsor in Ontario, Canada.

MTV2 will broadcast the main card beginning at 8PM ET/PT.



Don’t forget to follow @5thRound on Twitter, Facebook and Google+!

COMMENTS