Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney confirmed via Twitter on Monday that Patricky “Pitbull” Freire will be the opponent for Eddie Alvarez on October 12. The card takes place from Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
It is of significant importance because it marks the final fight on the contract of Alvarez with Bellator. The former Bellator lightweight champion will become a free agent, with the promotion receiving a three-month period to negotiate a new contract with him before he is allowed to sign with anybody.
Freire is 10-3 in his career, having lost two of his last three. He owns seven career wins via knockout and one submission victory.
Alvarez (23-3) is coming off a victory over Shinya Aoki. That came on the heels of a loss to Michael Chandler for the title in 2011.