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Middleweight semifinal scheduled for Bellator 66

The April 20 Bellator 66 card is shaping up to be an exciting one with the semifinals of the middleweight tournament recently being added to a lineup already boasting one of the most anticipated lightweight fights of 2012. Along featuring fights between Maiquel Falcao-Vyacheslav Vasilevsky and Brian Rogers-Bruno Santos, the evening’s main event will feature Shinya Aoki against former Bellator lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez.

The card is set for the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio with the main portion being be broadcast live on MTV2 and prelims streaming through

Falcao, Vasilevsky, Rogers, and Santos all earned wins in the quarterfinals this past weekend including a highlight-reel knockout by Rogers over Vitor Vianna. The other three all claimed decision victories.

The main event between Aoki and Alvarez is a rematch from a few years back with the slick submission stylings of the Japanese grappler proving to me too much for Alvarez the first time around.  Alvarez last fought against Michael Chandler this past November, dropping his title in a Fight of the Year candidate, while Aoki went to war on New Year’s Eve where he outpointed Satoru Kitaoka.


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