According to Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez will defend his crown against Pat Curran at Bellator 39 on April 2nd.
Rebney told MMAFighting late Wednesday evening the championship bout will air live on MTV2, however he wasn’t able to confirm a venue.
Alvarez and Curran were set to tango last October, but a shoulder injury forced the challenger out of the highly anticipated scrap. Alvarez went on to post a 2ndRound TKO victory over former UFC stud Roger Huerta in a non-title affair.
Curran earned his shot at the brass ring by beating Mike Ricci, Huerta and Toby Imada, respectively, in Bellator’s lightweight tournament.
Alvarez owns an impressive 21-2 record and is widely considered one of the best 155-pounders outside of the UFC.