Bellator has steadily been announcing season two’s tournament participants over the last few months. Their featherweight, lightweight, welterweight and middleweight tournaments are chock full of some of the sport’s top prospects but questions still remain about who their champions will fight in the meantime.
Well, it looks like we finally have one of those answers. Bellator lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez will take on Josh Neer in May in what Bellator calls a non-title “Super Fight.”
Bellator Fighting Championships announced today that its reigning lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, the No. 2-ranked lightweight in the world, will square off in a non-title “Super Fight” with UFC veteran Josh “The Dentist” Neer under the Bellator banner this May.
The fight is the first Super Fight matchup to be announced by Bellator, which is now gearing up for its much-anticipated nationally-televised second season. These non-tournament, non-title catch-weight fights will pit Bellator’s Season 1 Champions — Alvarez, Joe Soto, Lyman Good and Hector Lombard — against top competition as they prepare to defend their titles from Bellator’s Season 2 tournament winners this fall.
I don’t know about the “Super Fight” label, but it is great to see their champs getting fights while they wait for the tournaments to play out.