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Thursday, 03/01/2012, 04:07 pm

Aoki vs. Alvarez II Official For April 20


Even off the heels of losing his title, Bellator promotional favorite Eddie Alvarez still gets to face one of the world’s best lightweights, Shinya Aoki, in a shot to earn redemption from his 2008 loss to the Japanese superstar.

The bout is now confirmed to go down at Bellator 66 on April 20th.

Three and a half years ago the two top lightweights faced off in Japan under the DREAM banner. It took Aoki less than two minutes to secure a heal hook submission and beat Alvarez to earn the then somewhat, kind of sort of, but not really important WAMMA lightweight title.

Since their original matchup both have still remained successful in their careers. For Alvarez, he went on to win the Bellator lightweight title only losing once in his last nine fights in his most recent outing to Michael Chandler. The Chandler loss lost him his world title.

Aoki on the other hand has gone 11-2 only losing to Gilbert Melendez for the Strikeforce title and Hayato Sakurai during the DREAM welterweight Grand Prix. Continue to page 2 and 3 for further details on this rematch.

Read More: Eddie Alvarez (News), Shinya Aoki (News), Bellator

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10 Comments to Aoki vs. Alvarez II Official For April 20

  1. lex walker says:

    Hell yea we get a bellator card on the best holiday of the year

  2. aaoooookiiiii says:

    aoki is gonna break his arm off

    • Sweet game plan says:

      Not if they don’t let Aoki use those spandex pants..he has trouble with his submissions when fighting out of Pride cause those saved his ass a lot..

  3. workhorse says:

    aoki is fun to watch he either get KO’d or submits the guy.

  4. jonsey says:

    alverez is going tale this one…everytime a jaop comes to america they perform poorly and get beat…but i hope aoki wins i think there both over rated…they have noth been called the best lw in world at 1 time but are both far from it

  5. baldy says:

    is alverez ever coming to the ufc? or at least strikeforce?

  6. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    I have Alverez winning this one. He was coming back against Chandler in his last fight before he got submitted.

    Best Fights of 2011

    Hendo vs Shogun and Alvarez vs Chandler

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