Eddie Alvarez will finally get to defend his Bellator lightweight title, and last season’s tournament winner Pat Curran will finally get his shot.
The lightweights have been paired up to meet with the Bellator championship on the line on April 2 as a part of season 4 series airing on MTV2. Sources close to the match-up confirmed the bout and the date with MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday. MMAFighting.com was the first to report the bout.
Curran was originally supposed to face Alvarez after his improbable run through the lightweight tournament last year, including a win over former UFC lightweight Roger Huerta. An injury forced him to the sidelines where he waited for a chance to finally get a crack at Alvarez.
Even though Curran has been out since June, Alvarez stayed busy fighting Huerta in October 2010, and dominated the former Sports Illustrated cover boy by TKO after two rounds of action.
Alvarez has been on a tear over his last six fights, finishing all of his opponents along the way.
Alvarez vs. Curran will lead the way on the April 2 card which takes place as part of the season 4 format for Bellator airing on MTV2.