This Saturday, former lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, faces off against the No. 5-ranked lightweight, Rafael dos Anjos.
Henderson is 2-0 since losing the title to Anthony Pettis in 2013 and is 9-1 overall in the UFC. He is ranked at No. 1 in the division, and a win over dos Anjos could earn him another shot at the title.
Dos Anjos is 6-1 since 2011, including a win over Donald Cerrone, with the lone loss coming to Khabib Nurmagomedov. He is ranked No. 5, but many aren't talking about him 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.
Cerrone, a WEC a 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 >>
Bellator MMA lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was granted his unconditional release from the organization on Tuesday. read news >>
Eddie Alvarez's long and often-contentious relationship with Bellator MMA is officially over.
The company's lightweight champion, who underwent a protracted, bitter contract dispute with the company under former CEO Bjorn Rebney, was granted his unconditional release on Tuesday by new Bellator boss Scott Coker. Alvarez will relinquish the title. ESPN.com originally reported the news of Alvarez's release.
"We've granted Eddie his unconditional release this morning," Bellator CEO Scott Coker state read news >>
The saga is over between Bellator and Eddie Alvarez, who is now a free agent as of today.
The wheels are set in motion now for Eddie Alvarez to finally become a UFC fighter. As reported by ESPN's Brett Okamoto, the disgruntled Bellator lightweight champion was granted his unconditional release today, thereby making him a free agent. "We granted Eddie his unconditional release this morning," Coker told ESPN.com. "Eddie is free to explore the free agent market. We wish him the best in the future." read news >>
Just a day after new Bellator MMA President Scott Coker told MMAjunkie that the promotion was in talks with its lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez has been released.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
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After more than a year away, T.J. Grant is nearing a return to the Octagon. read news >>
UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant, whose title hopes were delayed when he suffered a concussion during a 2013 training session, could return to the cage as soon as this fall.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>