|A bout between Eddie Alvarez and Katsunori Kikuno is under consideration for Dream 12 on Oct. 25 in Osaka, MMAWeekly.com has learned from a source close to Alvarez.|
Alvarez (20-2) took the last half of the summer off after defeating Greg Loughran, Eric Reynolds, and Toby Imada to win the lightweight title in the first season of Bellator Fighting Championships. He began training last month in preparation for his appearance on MTV’s “Bully Beatdown,” which aired Aug. 27 and stayed in the gym for a possible fall fight.
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney last week told MMAWeekly.com that Alvarez was one of four Bellator champions he was currently trying to place in “different markets around the world.” Rebney looked to place a fighter from an outside promotion in Bellator’s second season in exchange for a Bellator champion’s one-off appearance in that show.
According to the source, Bellator is currently waiting to see the fighter Dream offers in exchange for Alvarez before signing off on the trade.
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This rumour has been going around for a while. I really hope it happens, Alvarez and Kikuno both have unique striking styles which could result in a memorable fight