Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney is in negotiations with fEddie Alvarez, and he's making a concerted effort to keep the former lightweight champion right where he is. read news >>
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The rematch more than three years in the making finally culminated as former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and current Dream lightweight champion Shinya Aoki met at Bellator 66.
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The Bellator 66 weigh-ins took place Thursday, making the Eddie Alvarez vs. Shinya Aoki rematch official. The prelims stream live at 6p ET Friday night on MMAWeekly.com. read news >>
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A rematch nearly three-and-a-half years in the making is expected to take place on April 20.
MMAjunkie.com today learned that both Shinya Aoki
and Eddie Alvarez have verbally agreed to meet at an as-yet-unannounced
Bellator 66 event.
Contracts are expected to be finalized shortly.
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At UFC 178, UFC fighter Donald Cerrone defeated former Bellator top dog Eddie Alvarez. So what did this teach us about the UFC vs. Bellator debate? Less than you may think. There was a certain catharsis to Saturday night's co-main event of UFC 178. On paper, the fight was Donald Cerrone vs. Eddie Alvarez, but it was seen as so much more than that. It was UFC vs. Bellator. It was the king of MMA promotions vs. all the worldwide contenders to the throne. And as the welt grew on the discolored and read news >>
Former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez made his long-awaited UFC debut at UFC 178 opposite Donald Cerrone. It did not go especially well for him. While Alvarez put on a strong showing against one of the top lightweights of the last few years, Cerrone's power proved to be too much as he hobbled Alvarez with leg kicks and battered his eye closed with jabs. The damage added up and allowed Cerrone to take home a decisive decision win. Now, Alvarez looks to the the future, and UFC matchma read news >>
After a long and dramatic stint with Bellator, seasoned mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Eddie Alvarez will finally test himself in the big leagues at UFC 178 tonight (Sat., Sept. 27, 2014) when he collides with Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. It's a must-watch Lightweight showdown. Since the collapse of Pride FC, the mixed martial arts (MMA) MMA universe has largely been defined by one leading promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Indeed, UFC has been the dominant entity in the sport for a read news >>
Former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez doesn't need any warm-ups, he wants to beat Donald Cerrone at UFC 178 and then step into an immediate title shot. read news >>
LAS VEGAS -- Former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez discusses making his UFC debut, being a spectator at the UFC spectacle, why he believes his UFC 178 opponent Donald Cerrone is a liar, being the number-one contender and much more. read news >>
He's held titles all around the world, he's not sweating his UFC debut. The former Bellator and Dream champ Eddie Alvarez, a veteran of nearly thirty MMA fights and an epic legal battle with Bjorn Rebney and Viacom tells MMA.tv that he's not sweating the Octagon jitters. "I don't. I mean, I'm almost thirty fights into this. "I believe I have one of the most fights in the lightweight division so I don't believe it. Unless something crazy happens that I don't know about. But, I've been fighting lo read news >>
Outside the Octagon is a weekly column from UFC.com editorial director Thomas Gerbasi, who has covered the sport since 2000 and has authored the official UFC encyclopedia. read news >>