Highly-ranked lightweight competitor Eddie Alvarez suffered a disappointing first round defeat against Shinya Aoki during FEG’s “Dynamite!!” event on New Year’s Eve in Japan.
Alvarez was forced to tap at 1:32 of round 1 when he was caught in a heel hook by Aoki. Speculation has run rampant that Alvarez suffered a severe injury as a result of the submission. Some of the speculation was fueled by FEG/DREAM event producer Keiichi Sasahara informing the media after the bout that Alvarez had sustained a an injury that was expected to sideline him for several months.
When contacted by FiveOuncesOfPain.com for comment, Alvarez’s manager, Monte Cox, indicated that X-rays conducted in Japan did not reveal a fracture and that Alvarez is expected to undergo additional testing to determine the extent of any injury he may have suffered.
Cox added that as of now, Alvarez is still scheduled to face Naoyuki Kotani (17-8-4) on January 23 during an Extreme Challenge event at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. However, the status show’s main event could change pending results of additional medical testing on Alvarez. If Alvarez is diagnosed with ligament damage of any kind, it would make it unlikely that he’d be able to compete as scheduled.view original article >>
The knockout Jake Ellenberger suffered against Mike Perry at UFC Fight Night 108 was one of the most vicious in recent memory. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
It's evident that each competitor on the show has a compelling story. But few have done it the hard way like Jesse Taylor. Luckily, he knew this was going to be his path ever since he lost to CB Doll read news >>
John Castaneda (12-2) will have his first bout of 2017 when he takes on former UFC vet Chris Beal (10-4) in a 135-pound bout at Combate Americas 14 on Friday. read news >>
Check out all the facts you need to know ahead of the prelims for UFC 211, which are headlined by a lightweight bout between former champ Eddie Alvarez and Dustin PoirierFiled under: Featured, News, read news >>
Joseph Benavidez today announced he has suffered an undisclosed injury, which has forced him to withdraw from his fight against Ben Nguyen at UFC Fight Night 110.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
DALLAS – After his “Fight of the Night” battle with Jim Miller at UFC 208 in February, Dustin Poirier had no intention of making a quick return to the octagon. But then the phone rang.Filed under: Ne read news >>
DALLAS – Eddie Alvarez considers himself off the hook. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
With more than 13 years as a professional fighter under his belt, Eddie Alvarez knows all there is to know about facing adversity and coming back from it. So at UFC 211, the former UFC lightweight ch read news >>
Actor Frank Grillo joins Jim and Matt in studio to discuss Season 3 of Kingdom. Then, former UFC Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez calls in to talk about getting over his loss to Conor McGregor and read news >>
When talking to Mark Henry, there are two surefire guarantees: He will wax lyrical about every fighter under his tutelage, and speak nothing but the undiluted truth. Maybe it’s the boxer in him, but read news >>