MENU
#UFC 217 #UFC Fight Night 120 #GSP #Michael Bisping #Conor McGregor #Fight One #Dustin Poirier #Anthony Pettis #TJ Dillashaw #Fabricio Werdum #Cody Garbrandt


UFC 218 in Detroit just landed a potential ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate.

Following a season coaching opposite of each other on “The Ultimate Fighter”, former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is expected to face off with undefeated wrecking machine Justin Gaethje on Dec. 2.

Sources close to the matchup confirmed the news to MMAWeekly on Wednesday. The date for the fight was first reported by BJPenn.com.

Alvarez’s head coach Mark Henry also posted the news on Wednesday.

Just when your pumped for FE vs Max for the strap

Alvarez and Gaethje haven’t endured too many dust ups thus far from the episodes that have been shown from “The Ultimate Fighter” season 26 but that doesn’t mean these two lightweights won’t put on an epic war inside the Octagon.

Gaethje just made his UFC debut earlier this year where he earned a vicious knockout against veteran competitor Michael Johnson in a jaw dropping battle.

Meanwhile, Alvarez is looking to bounce back after a no contest in his last fight against Dustin Poirier, which came after his TKO loss to Conor McGregor in 2016.

Alvarez and Gaethje are the latest addition to a growing card in Detroit that will be headlined by featherweight champion Max Holloway facing off with former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Galleries

Eddie Alvarez Fights

  • a year ago
  • 4571 views

Justin Gaethje Fights

  • 4 months ago
  • 2344 views

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Al Iaquinta Out of UFC 218, Paul Felder Awaits New Opponent | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago
  • 20 views

UFC 218 has taken a hit with the loss of Al Iaquinta from his fight against Paul Felder read news >>

Frankie Edgar Out of UFC 218 Main Event Against Featherweight Champ Max Holloway | MMAWeekly.com

  • 8 days ago
  • 89 views

UFC 218 needs a new main event with Frankie Edgar injured read news >>

Cody Garbrandt, T.J. Dillashaw Agree They Are 'The Real Main Event' at UFC 217 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago
  • 27 views

UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and top contender T.J. Dillashaw don't agree on much but they are least on the same page with one topic of discussion. While the title fight between Garbrandt read news >>

Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo 2 Now Headlines UFC 218 in Detroit | MMAWeekly.com

  • 5 days ago
  • 48 views

UFC 218 has a new main event with a familiar matchup. Featherweight champion Max Holloway will face Jose Aldo for a second time after beating the Brazilian back in June to win the 145-pound title. So read news >>

Matt Brown Unleashes Elbow from Hell (UFC Norfolk Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 5 days ago
  • 124 views

Check out highlights from Matt Brown's devastating knockout of Diego Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 120 on Saturday. read news >>

Tatiana Suarez Cruises to Victory (UFC Norfolk Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 5 days ago
  • 9 views

Check out highlights from Tatian Suarez's unanimous decision victory over Viviane Pereira at UFC Fight Night 120 on Saturday. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 127 Fight Card | MMAWeekly.com

  • 10 days ago
  • 6 views

UFC Fight Night 127 Date: March 17, 2018 Venue: The O2 Arena Location: London, England UFC Fight Night 127 News UFC Fight Night 127 Videos UFC Fight Night 127 Fight Card Follow MMAWeekly.com on Faceb read news >>

UFC Fight Night 125 Fight Card | MMAWeekly.com

  • 10 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC Fight Night 125 Date: February 3, 2018 Venue: Arena Guilherme Paraense Location: Belém, Brazil UFC Fight Night 125 News UFC Fight Night 125 Videos UFC Fight Night 125 Fight Card Follow MMAWeekly. read news >>

Georges St-Pierre's Coach Makes His Octagon Debut at UFC 217 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago
  • 41 views

Though Georges St-Pierre has a wealth of experience in the Octagon, one of his most trusted coaches will be in his corner for the first time at UFC 217. read news >>