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Two of the most decorated Lightweights of our time are headed for Cleveland, Ohio to celebrate what some folks are now calling a "counterculture" holiday. Regardless, fans of cannabis and/or mixed martial arts around the world will likely agree that Alvarez vs. Aoki II may be the biggest headliner Bellator has offered us to date. The bout will be broadcast live on MTV2 as the feature bout of Bellator 66 on Friday April 20th inside of the I-X Center.
Aoki and Alvarez squared off for the first time as part of the Dynamite!! 2008 annual New Years Eve fight card. . It only took Aoki just over a minute and a half to finish his opponent (via heel hook) and take home the coveted WAMMA Lightweight Championship (sarcasm). He would be the first and only WAMMA Lightweight title holder.
Alvarez is coming off a heartbreaking loss against Michael Chandler at Bellator 58 late last year, a fight where Chandler choked him out and took his Bellator Lightweight Title fo...
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The Bellator Fighting Championship announced that Eddie Alvarez will rematch former DREAM lightweight champion Shinya Aoki in the main event of Bellator 66 on Friday, April 20th. Bellator revealed the match-up earlier today via Twitter and on Cleveland.com.
Alvarez (22-3) was previously submitted by Aoki in the first round of the initial meeting in December 2008. He would go on to...
After much speculation, former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will in fact get the opportunity to rematch reigning Dream champ Shinya Aoki. The 155-pounders will do battle on April 20th at “Bellator 66.”
The event takes place at Indoor Exposition Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday.
Aoki caught Alvarez in a vicious heel hook in their...
Bellator 66: Alvarez vs. Aoki II
When: April 20th, 2012
Where: Indoor Exposition Center in Cleveland, Ohio
How: MTV2 (8PM ET/PT)
Eddie Alvarez vs. Shinya Aoki
Bellator Fighting Championships CEO Bjorn Rebney on Thursday tweeted news of the matchup, which takes place April 20 at Bellator 66. No other bouts have been announced for the show, which will emanate from the I-X Center in Cleveland and air on MTV2 and Epix.