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A title fight between lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (21-2 MMA, 5-0 BFC) and season-two tourney winner Pat Curran (12-3 MMA, 3-0 BFC) will headline Bellator 39 on April 2.

Bellator Chairman and CEO confirmed the once-canceled title fight with MMAFighting.com on Wednesday.

A source told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) it was booked for the show, which takes place at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., because of Alvarez's Northeast roots.

The fight airs on MTV2 as part of Bellator's new three-year deal with the cable outlet.

After Alvarez won the season-one tournament and Curran the season-two tourney, they were scheduled for a title fight in season three. But Curran was forced out of the bout due to a shoulder injury, and Alvarez instead fought and defeated eliminated tourney fighter Roger Huerta in a non-title fight.

Alvarez now carries a six-fight win streak into the bout and an 11-1 record in his past 12 fights. All but two of the wins (over Matt Lee and Joachim Hansen) came via stoppage. In fact, while known for heavy hands, Alvarez has posted submission wins in five of his past six victories.

Curran, the cousin of former UFC/WEC fighter Jeff Curran, punched his ticket to the title with tourney wins over Mike Ricci, Huerta and Toby Imada. He's now won four straight and six of his past seven.
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Well this is a long deserved fight. I wonder what is going to happen. More than likely Alveraz is going to dominate but anything can happen!

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Well this is a long deserved fight. I wonder what is going to happen. More than likely Alveraz is going to dominate but anything can happen!
Yeh, would think Alvarez would win this handily. I think he is becoming a very very good fighter and would give any of the UFC LWs a run if not beat them. I really want them to pair him up against Melendez or a rematch with Shinya in the cage where Aoki can't just but scoot accross the floor to cut him off! Although both fights would be preferable! :-)

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Yeah, this is Alveraz hands down. He is definately a fighter to recon with. The match with Melendez would definately be great!

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Well this is a long deserved fight. I wonder what is going to happen. More than likely Alveraz is going to dominate but anything can happen!
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All I'm saying is I have been wrong before. Alveraz is the favorite and i hope he wins but I have been wrong. Just letting it out!

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Along with the natural power and punching ability Alvarez has, one thing he doesn't get credit for, is his lead right hand. It is Mayweather'esque'. You don't see many guys in boxing or MMA throw it at all, let alone connect often.
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im a big Alvarez fan, hopefully he ends up in the UFC sooner than later.
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Well that depends on what he wants to do. If he wants to fight alot more often then he can stay with Bellator where he can on occasion fight with other promotions. With the UFC there is the title!

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Well that depends on what he wants to do. If he wants to fight alot more often then he can stay with Bellator where he can on occasion fight with other promotions. With the UFC there is the title!
I thought the Bellator guys were on exclusive contracts? Got that wrong.
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