Bellator Fighting Championships today announced second-round matchups for its season two lightweight tournament.
Former UFC lightweight star Roger Huerta will meet rising prospect Pat Curran, while submission wizard Toby Imada will face Carey Vanier. The two bouts are the semi-final events in the lightweight tournament and will be featured on Bellator’s May 6th event at Boston’s Wang Theatre. The winners of each bout will face each other in June, with the winner of the tournament ultimately facing Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez next season.
“As a fan, I can’t wait for our May 6th show in Boston,” Rebney said. “Alvarez vs. Neer should be explosive, with Eddie making his first appearance in the U.S. since he won our lightweight title last summer. Huerta vs. Curran just got really interesting coming off of Pat’s one punch KO of previously undefeated Mike Ricci. Toby’s world class submission wrestling vs. Carey’s world class wresting should be a great fight as well.”