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Roger Huerta Replaces Pat Curran on Bellator 33

Written on August 14, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Roger Huerta will replace Pat Curran and face Eddie Alvarez on Bellator 33 as he redeems his reputation on the octagon.

, who was once caught on a streetfight is now really on the good side of the octagon.

This season’s , Roger , (21-4-1 , 1-1 BFC) will fight (20-2 MMA, 4-0 BFC) in replacement of (12-3 MMA, 3-0 BFC). Curran was injured and couldn’t make into the fight. The event will be on October 21. However, it is just a 3-round no title fight.

FOX Sports Net will televise the event that will take place at the Kansas City Power and Light Dist. Missouri.

Sources said that the fight will be finalized and later will be announced nationwide. They also informed us that Curran suffered an indefinite shoulder or arm injury while training, that’s why he cannot commend on the activity on October.

will make its 3rd season tonight. It hosted eight man lightweight tournaments in the first two seasons. Alvarez was crowned Champion for the first and Curran won second and was No.1 contender status and a title.

Huerta, was one of the biggest shots in MMA. He was the fighter featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. But now he had lost 3 of his past 4 fights after opening his career to stellar 20-1-1 mark.

In addition to Curran, he lost to Kenny Florian by unanimous decisiona and Gray Maynard by split decision. The sole victory came when Chad Hinton fight him in a Bellator tournament opening.

Alvarez on the other hand, entered the scene with a 5-fight win streak and 10 more victories in his 11 fights. Eight of the 10 wins ended with stoppage, including submission wins over Greg Loughran, Eric Reynolds and Toby Imada in the season-one tourney and Josh Neer in a season-two non-title fight. The tourney run and Alvarez’ accomplishment in DREAM had given him footing on the world’s top-10 lightweight ranking.

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