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 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 >>
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.
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Miesha Tate is already one of the most marketable athletes on the UFC roster. Now she just stepped into an entirely new level of visibility.
On Friday morning, it was announced the former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion and perennial threat to the UFC’s 135-pound women’s crown has signed with KHI, which is the management firm owned by NASCAR superstar Kevin Harvick. The former bantamweight title challenger now joins lightweight staple Donald Cerrone on KHI's roster and is the first fem read news >>
It looks like women's MMA will be seeing new life in Bellator under the guidance of Scott Coker, as they've announced the signing of two notable featherweights.
Women's MMA is back on one of mixed martial arts' biggest stages with the announcement of two new fighters signed to the Bellator ranks. While reports were in the air that Bellator was targeting Gina Carano and Marloes Coenen, the end result is a little different. Marloes Coenen has been signed to a Bellator contract, but her first oppon read news >>
Paul Felder’s last act as Cage Fury Fighting Championships lightweight titleholder was a spinning-heel kick knockout on Saturday in the main event of CFFC 38. read news >>
Marloes Coenen, a former Strikeforce champion, and Julia Budd, who also fought in Scott Coker's original promotion, were the first two fighters announced Thursday morning as part of Bellator's plans of bringing women's fighting back with a 145=pound weight class division.Bellator, now run by Coker, announced that Coenen and Budd are scheduled to square off later this year in a fight on Spike TV.Coenen and Budd had both been fighting for Invicta. Invicta President Shannon Knapp said that Coenen's read news >>
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UFC President Dana White hasn't exactly been shy about his adoration for women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. In a transition period with future Hall of Fame champions like Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre beginning to phase out of the sport, Rousey has become one of the promotion's brightest stars. With Rousey having only failed to stop an opponent in the first round once in her 10-0 career (4-0 UFC), White has been criticized by some for failing to book her against more challenging read news >>
TUF alum Sheldon Westcott had to bow out due to injury, and taking his UFC: Macau slot against Alberto Mina is newly signed Pancrase prospect Shinsho Anzai.
Long considered as one of the top prospects, Alberto Mina's debut with the big leagues has been long overdue. After being stuck in a lengthy contract dispute with Bellator that didn't even get him to compete with the promotion, the Hong Kong-based Brazilian was finally signed by the UFC and was supposed to compete last February.
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