Things may not have gone exactly according to plan for Bellator Fighting Championships, but they finally booked the Super Fight between their two biggest stars.
Bellator has announced that at Bellator 33 on October 21st, lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will take on UFC veteran and defender of all women Roger Huerta in a non-title Super Fight.
Huerta is, the promotion’s biggest free agent signing to date, was destined to fight Alvarez since he signed with the company back in March. After dismantling Chad Hinton in the first round of Bellator’s lightweight tournament to determine Alvarez’s number 1 contender, Huerta was upset at Bellator 17 by Pat Curran, ruining the promotion’s chances at it’s biggest fight to do. Curran, however, would go on to injure himself after winning the tournament, clearing the way for Huerta-Alvarez.
Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is one of MMA’s hottest rising prospects. Winner in 20 of his 22 professional fights, Alvarez has emerged as one of the top 3 lightweights in the world, with a knack for finishing his opponents in highlight reel fashion. Huerta will be Alvarez’s biggest name opponent since he lost to Shinya Aoki in 2008.