Now that Roger Huerta’s bar brawling days are officially behind him, MMA’s knight in shining armor is set to headline the most significant event in Bellator Fighting Championships’ brief history. On Monday, the start-up promotion announced the complete roster for “Bellator 33: Alvarez vs. Huerta,” which takes place inside The Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“We are thrilled to be bringing this World Class event to Philadelphia and to the Worlds,” said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney. “On October 21 we have a PPV-worthy super fight between Eddie Alvarez and Roger Huerta, a Welterweight World Title Fight between two of the sport’s most exciting undefeated phenoms, and a host of local fighters on display. This event will be a party for anyone who calls themselves an MMA fan.”
Headlining the card will be a NON-TITLE superfight between Bellator lightweight king Eddie Alvarez and the former UFC stud.
In an attempt to make up for the lack of bling-bling in the card’s featured attraction, Ben “Funky” Askren will challenge welterweight champion Lyman “Cyborg” Good for his hardware.
Tickets for the October 21st event are on sale now at ComcastTix.com. Otherwise, Fox Sports Net will broadcast the show nationwide.
Here is the complete roster for Bellator 33:
Lewis Cassner vs. Francis Evans
Lester Caslow vs. Kenny Foster
Eduard Guedes vs. Chris Liguori
Nick Cottone vs. Tuan Pham
Tim Carpenter vs. Jamal Patterson
Roger Huerta vs Eddie Alvarez (Bellator Lightweight Champion – NON-TITLE Fight)
Ben Askren vs. Champ Lyman Good (Bellator Welterweight Champion)
Rick Hawn vs. LeVon Maynard
Deividas Taurosevicius vs. Wilson Reis