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Eddie Alvarez-Shinya Aoki Rematch Set For Bellator 66 In Cleveland

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has confirmed the rematch between Eddie Alvarez and Shinya Aoki for Bellator 66 on April 20. The card will take place inside the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Alvarez and Aoki met back in 2008, with Aoki scoring a submission victory over the former Bellator lightweight champion with a first round heel hook. Alvarez was undefeated from that loss until a defeat at the hands of Michael Chandler last year that took his belt from him.

Overall, Alvarez went 8-1 since falling to Aoki, improving his career record to 22-3. He is 6-1 with Bellator. Aoki, meanwhile, went 11-2 during that span and is now 30-5; he will be making his Bellator debut.

Bellator 66’s main card will air live on MTV2, while the prelims are streamed on