After all the confusion between Paulo Filho (in the photo, by Junior Samurai) and Bitetti Combat, there is chance the fighter may end up plying his trade for the Bellator organization. A possible opponent for him in the near future is Cuban beast Hector Lombard, current Bellator middleweight champion.
However, nothing is set in stone yet and, if the fight is to take place now, says website MMAJunkie, it won’t be for the title. According to the site, citing the Bellator organization, the lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, for example, will face Josh Neer on 17 May, and the fight won’t be worth the title.
The Bellator champions of the 2009 season were decided via a GP with three fights on different dates. The current champions will have two bouts without putting their belts up for grabs, before defending their titles.