Alvarez, Huerta On Weight for Bellator 33

By Mike Whitman Oct 20, 2010


Bellator Fighting Championships is only 24 hours away from arguably the biggest fight in the young promotion's history, as lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez meets Roger “El Matador” Huerta in the featured attraction of Bellator 33.

Both main event combatants hit their marks at Wednesday's pre-fight weigh-ins, tipping the scales at 155 pounds. The scrap will be a non-title affair, going down on Oct. 21 at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.

Originally intended to be a title shot for Bellator’s season two lightweight winner Pat Curran, Huerta is filling in for the fighter who beat him in the tournament semi-final. Huerta is a UFC veteran, and is known for putting on exciting fights. He's fallen on hard times as of late, however, as he's lost three of his last four fights.

“I’ve got to redeem myself. I’m facing a great champion and a great opponent. I have to give it my all. Eddie is going to bring the best out in me,” said Huerta.

Alvarez, a product of the Philadelphia Fight Factory, is a veteran of Japan's Dream promotion and was awarded the Bellator lightweight strap after winning the organization's inaugural 155-pound tournament last year.

“This is my way to thank all my fans for coming out. Look forward to a high-paced, violent fight. That’s what we’re here for,” said Alvarez.

In the co-main event, Lyman Good [170] will take on Ben Askren [170] in a showdown for Good's welterweight title. Good, winner of Bellator's season one welterweight tournament, is coming off a 15-month layoff to defend his title against the challenger Askren, who won the organization's season two welterweight tournament.

Bellator 33 Weigh-in Results
Eddie Alvarez (155) vs. Roger Huerta (155)

Welterweight Title
Lyman Good (170) vs. Ben Askren (170)

Wilson Reis (146) vs. Deividas Taurosevicius (145)
Rick Hawn (171) vs. LeVon Maynard (171)
Jamal Patterson (206) vs. Tim Carpenter (206.5)
Tuan Pham (129.5) vs. Nick Cottone (130)
Edward Guedes (159) vs. Luiz Azeredo (159)
Lester Caslow (146) vs. Kenny Foster (146)
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