Chairman and CEO of Bellator, Bjorn Rebney, announced earlier today via his Twitter that former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will be taking on recent Bellator tourney finalist Patricky “Pitbull” Freire at Bellator 86. Although it was announced last week that Alvarez would be involved in the event, no opponent was known at the time.

The event is scheduled to take place on October 12th at the Caesar’s Windsor Hotel and Casino in Ontario, Canada.

The main card, which includes Alvarez vs. Freire, will be airing on MTV2 as well as EPIX, in high definition. All prelims will be available to view on

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