Bellator Fighting Championships announced their first Super Fight will be a catchweight bout at 160 pounds between Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez and former UFC fighter Josh "The Dentist" Neer. The fight will be held at a Bellator event sometime in May 2010, with the exact date to be announced later.
Eddie Alvarez (19-2) is coming off a submission win over Katsunori Kikuno in Japan at DREAM 12 in October 2009. This was Alvarez's fourth fight in the 2009 calendar year, with his previous three being in the Bellator Lightweight Tournament. Alvarez defeated Greg Loughran, Eric Reynolds and Toby Imada in 2009 to become the inaugural Bellator Lightweight Champion. Alvarez is currently ranked #3 in the Madman Lightweight Top 10 Rankings.
Josh Neer (26-9) is coming off back-to-back wins in smaller fight promotions, after losing back-to-back fights in the UFC. Neer went 2-3 in his most recent UFC stint, submitting Mac Danzig and winning a decision over Din Thomas, but losing decisions to Gleison Tibau, Kurt Pellegrino and Nate Diaz.
This Bellator Superfight will be a non-title affair. Eddie Alvarez will next defend his Bellator Lightweight Champion later this year against the winner of the upcoming 2010 Bellator Lightweight Tournament. Alvarez is pictured below mid-flight, doing his trademark backflip off the cage after a victory.