Bellator Season 2 Lightweight Tournament Preview
The clock is still ticking until the beginning of Bellator’s second season. Eight men will compete for an opportunity to square off against the highly ranked and Bellator season 1 lightweight tournament winner Eddie Alvarez. There were very high expectations for Alvarez going into the first season tournament and Eddie delivered.
Alvarez, not known for his submission prowess, steamrolled through all three rounds of the inaugural tournament by submitting Greg Loughran, Eric Reynolds and Toby Imada in succession. All submissions were by either guillotine or rear naked choke. Imada returns this year to hopefully avenge his loss to Alvarez but he will have stiff competition in the season 2 tournament. Listed below are the matchups and dates of the fights with links to the press release of Bellator signing each fighter.
- Roger Huerta (20-3-1-1) vs. Chad Hinton (6-0) April 8, 2010
- Carney Vanier (7-2) vs. Janne Tulirinta (12-3) April 8, 2010
- Pat Curran (9-3) vs. Mike Ricci (5-0) April 15, 2010
- Ferrid Kheder (16-5) vs. Toby Imada (23-13) April 22, 2010