This Fall may mark the final appearance for Eddie Alvarez in the Bellator cage, as the former lightweight champion’s contract is set to expire and open the door for him to possibly sign with the UFC. However, Alvarez won’t be taking an easy out for his potential curtain call, as Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has revealed the 28-year old stand-out will face off with Patricky Freire before exploring the next stage of his career.
The bout is set for October 12 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada at Bellator 76.
Freire, who is one of the two “Pitbull” brothers competing under the promotion’s banner, is 10-3 with wins over Rob McCullough, Toby Imada, and Kurt Pellegrino. Seven of his instances of success have involved a strike-based stoppage.
The 23-3 Alvarez is 8-2 in his last ten tilts and has finished 20 of his foes. Among the numerous notable opponents he’s beaten are triumphs against the likes of Josh Neer, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Roger Huerta, and Shinya Aoki.
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