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Getting drowned out by the hubbub that is this Saturday's UFC 145 is the fact that one of the best lightweights in the world, Shinya Aoki, will be competing in North America for the first time in over a year. Aoki will be fighting former Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez (who Aoki beat four years ago) on Friday night at Bellator LXVI. So how has the limb-snatching, technicolor tights-wearing submission savant preparing for the fight? Behold:[youtube]OGU1vd5-iIY&[/youtube]
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The StrongStyle Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness Center in Independence, Ohio was the setting for yesterdays Bellator 66 media open workouts. On hand from tomorrow nights stacked card were two of the best Lightweights in the world today - Eddie Alvarez and Shinya Aoki (pictured). Also working out and taking questions from the media were local legends Jessica Eye and Brian Rogers...
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Bonesnapper’s Bellator Breakdown Team:
Michael Flores (5-3); PSU J.H. (3-4)
Trig Berge (4-4); Mike Dutro (6-1)
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Shinya Aoki vs Eddie Alvarez –Trig Berge
Aoki-5’-11” 155 lbs with a 72” reach. He comes into this fight with a record of 30-5 which consists of 19 submission, 8 decision, 2 DQ, and 1 KO win. His losses come by 3 KO’s and 2 decisions....
The Bellator Fighting Championships travels to the I-X Center in Cleveland with a stacked card on Friday, April 20th.
Highlighting the event is a highly anticipated rematch between lightweights Eddie Alvarez and Shinya Aoki. Alvarez, a former Bellator champion, will look to avenge a first round submission loss to Aoki in December 2008. The main card also features the semifinals of...
The fighters taking part in tomorrow nights Bellator 66 event will take to the scales this afternoon. The official Bellator 66 weigh-ins will go down from the Great Lakes Ballroom at Cleveland’s I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
The main event of Bellator 66 is a rematch between Eddie Alvarez and Shinya Aoki. Also filling out the main card are the semi-finals of the season 6 middleweight...
Both headlining lightweights hit their contracted marks at the Bellator 66 weigh-ins on Thursday, setting the stage for their main event clash on Friday night at the I-X Center in Cleveland. A former Bellator champion, Alvarez tipped the scales at 154.5 pounds ahead of his rematch with Dream kingpin Aoki, who also checked in at 154.5.
The sixth-season middleweight semifinals will...
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “Bellator 66” event will be tipping the scale today inside I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 5PM ET/2PM PT.
Please click HERE if you would like to stream Friday’s weight competition.
Former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (Pictured) faces Shinya Aoki in...
For the first time in the history of ever, Bellator Fighting Championships has partnered with 5thRound.com to offer a live stream of their preliminary card. “Bellator 66: Alvarez vs. Aoki II” begins live at 7PM ET/4PM PT.
Sure you can also watch the prelims on Spike.com, but why would you since you’re already here?
MTV2 will broadcast the main card at 8PM ET/PT. Former lightweight...
The official weigh-ins for “Bellator 66” take place today inside I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Stream Thursday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 5PM ET/2PM PT.
Former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez welcomes Shinya Aoki (Pictured) to the organization in Friday’s featured attraction.
For the first time, 5thRound.com will stream the preliminary...
The Bellator 66 prelims begin at 7 p.m. EST and you can watch them live right here on BoneSnapper.com.
Bellator 66 takes place tonight at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The event will be headlined by a re-match between top lightweight fighters Eddie Alvarez and Shinya Aoki.
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Full weigh in results after the break.
Main Card (Live on MTV2/spike.com)
• Eddie Alvarez (154.5) vs. Shinya Aoki (154.5)
• Brian Rogers (185) vs. Andreas Spang (185)
• Vyacheslav Vasilevsky (185.5) vs. Maiquel Falcao (185)
• Lloyd Woodard (154.5) vs. Rich Hawn (155)
• Brent Weedman (155) vs. Thiago Michel (154.5)
Preliminary Card (spike.com)
“Bellator 66: Alvarez vs. Aoki II” will be jumping off Saturday inside I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. You can stream the preliminary card live right here on 5thRound.com live at 7PM ET/4PM PT.
MTV2 will then broadcast the main card starting at 8PM ET/5PT.
Former Bellator lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez meets Shinya Aoki in the show’s featured attraction. The semifinals of...
Tonight live from the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio, Bellator 66 went down. The main event was a super fight rematch between Eddie Alvarez and Shinya Aoki. The middleweight and lightweight semifinals also took place on the card.
Full results below.
Main Card (MTV 2 & Spike.com)
Eddie Alvarez vs. Shinya Aoki by TKO at 2:14 of round 1
Andreas Spang def. Brian Rogers by TKO at 3...
The rematch more than three years in the making finally culminated as former Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez and current DREAM Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki met in one of the most anticipated fights of the year. The finals of the Bellator Season 6 Middleweight and Lightweight Tournaments are now set as Andreas Spang, Maiquel Falcao, Rick Hawn and Brent Weedman...
The Bellator 66 weigh-ins took place today at The Great Lakes Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio and all fighters made weight for the event.
Bellator 66 takes place tomorrow at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio beginning at 6 p.m. The event will be headlined by a lightweight re-match between Eddie Alvarez and Shinya Aoki.
Bellator 66 weigh-in results:
Eddie Alvarez ...