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And beating Donald Cerrone next month is Las Vegas would certainly be a step in the right direction. "I want the title. And I'm willing to fight whoever I have to fight and willing to prove whatever I have to prove to whoever to get there. A lot of people are going to have their opinions and they're going to say what they're going to say, but the hardcore fans and the people who know MMA and know fighting they know who the underground king is, who doesn't have the belt yet, and it should happen read news >>
The UFC is widely regarded as the elite level of mixed martial arts and a place where the best fighters in the world square off to determine supremacy.
It's the top organization in the sport and the place Eddie Alvarez has been aiming to land for more than a year. That said, a sticky contract situation with his previous employer served to drown those hopes for the foreseeable future. At least it appeared that way, until a wild swing of events on Tuesday landed the Philadelphia native exactly whe read news >>
It didn't take long for released Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez to sign with the UFC. In fact, it was mere hours before the man signed on the dotted line. After Bellator boss Scott Coker granted his release Tuesday morning, per Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com, Dana White and Co. signed the top-10 lightweight and immediately put him on the UFC 178 card. His opponent, Donald Cerrone, is a man charging toward the title picture in a fight that will likely draw great interest.
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Within hours of Bellator MMA announcing that it had cut embattled lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez loose, the former No. 1 lightweight in the world signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. read news >>
Just a few hours after his previous employer announced his unconditional release, Eddie Alvarez already has a new gig lined up. And it might sound just a little bit familiar. read news >>
Just like that, Eddie Alvarez, is in the UFC. And just like that, he’s got the fight that was rumored for him if – or when, as it turns out – he signed with the promotion.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News, UFC read news >>
Rumors have become reality. Eddie Alvarez is finally a UFC fighter and Donald Cerrone is his first opponent.
Not even 12 hours after it was revealed that Bellator had unconditionally released lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, the UFC has confirmed both his immediate signing and his debut. It's a fight that had been rumored for quite some time, and now it's real. Eddie Alvarez vs. Donald Cerrone is your UFC 178 co-main event. Alvarez' first fight under the UFC banner will be a UFC 178 co-main e read news >>
That was fast.
Not long after parting ways with Bellator MMA, former 155-pound champion Eddie Alvarez inked a new deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on Tuesday (Aug. 19, 2014) and will make his debut against Donald Cerrone at the UFC 178 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place on Sept. 27 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada.
UFC President Dana White confirmed the pairing earlier today.
UFC first tried to acquire Alvarez in early 2013, but then-Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney read news >>
Former two-time Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has inked an exclusive deal with the UFC, and is now scheduled to make his long-awaited promotional debut against Donald Cerrone at UFC 178. That bout will serve as the co-main event of the September 27th pay-per-view.
UFC officials announced the signing on Tuesday, less than 12 hours after new Bellator president Scott Coker granted Alvarez his unconditional release from his Bellator contract.
UFC 178 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden read news >>
While UFC lightweight contender Donald Cerrone has been vocal about his desire to compete in six fights in 2014, a less-heralded welterweight may actually have the inside track on beating him to that mark.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Because getting Eddie Alvarez was just too good to be true.
Sorry to all the mixed martial arts (MMA) fans who got their hopes up.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) sent its UFC 178 fight card into the shop for repairs (again) and today brings word that Donald Cerrone and Bobby Green will face off at the upcoming "Johnson vs. Cariaso" pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Sept. 27, 2014 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cerrone (24-6, 1 NC) was first in line to face Khabib read news >>