Alvarez Set To Meet Curran For Bellator Title April 1st

By MATT MOLGAARD
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Bellator Fighting Championships lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez finally has an official date for his current defense of the title: April 1st. His challenger will be second season tournament winner Pat Curran.

Curran fought his way through a handful of tough opponents to earn a shot at Alvarez, including the rejuvenated Toby Imada and hard hitting UFC castaway Roger Huerta.

Curran was initially scheduled to challenge Alvarez at Bellator 33, but a shoulder injury put the breaks on the affair. Roger Huerta filled in for Curran, and was easily bullied by the current champion en route to a second round TKO.

With Curran healed and ready to go, Bellator 39 looks to be the event in which we