528 Search Results for Eddie Alvarez

Jul 22, 2016 10:58 pm

Gilbert Melendez eyeing future fight with fellow veteran Eddie Alvarez

Back at UFC 188, Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez squared off in the co-main event of the highly anticipated card. Alvarez was looking to bounce back from a lopsided loss to Donald Cerrone, and capture his first UFC win. Melendez on the other hand was looking to return to the win column after a submission...

Jul 22, 2016 8:49 am

Eddie Alvarez fires back at Khabib Nurmagomedov

Since Eddie Alvarez knocked out Rafael dos Anjos earlier this month to win the UFC lightweight championship, the MMA veteran has had a target on his back. While Alvarez would like to fight the winner of UFC 202’s Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor fight, #1 ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov has his eyes set on a...

Jul 22, 2016 8:28 am

Eddie Alvarez names next ideal opponent

Eddie Alvarez wasn’t the UFC lightweight champion for more than 48 hours when he asked Dana White and the UFC for an “easier fight”. Alvarez’ desired opponent? UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, who is currently slated to fight Nate Diaz in a welterweight rematch at UFC 202 on August 20th. Now, ahead of that fight,...

Jul 21, 2016 10:02 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov taunts newly crowned champ Eddie Alvarez

On July 7th, MMA veteran Eddie Alvarez finally got his shot at UFC gold. The former Bellator lightweight champion seized the moment, knocking out Rafael dos Anjos in the 1st round of their fight. Now, lightweight #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken to Twitter in an attempt to claim a lightweight title shot against the...


Jul 14, 2016 10:36 am

New UFC lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez responds to all the recent callouts

Eddie Alvarez became the UFC lightweight champion in devastating fashion when he put a beating on Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night 90. Now that Alvarez holds the lightweight belt, the target has been placed on the Philadelphia native and he has been getting called out from some contenders in the lightweight division. However,...

Jul 11, 2016 12:47 pm

New UFC lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez roasts Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor

Eddie Alvarez made a big statement in his UFC lightweight championship performance last week, dismantling Rafael dos Anjos in the very first round. While speaking with Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of “The MMA Hour,” Alvarez had some words for UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz who will be cashing in on another...

Jul 8, 2016 12:51 pm

Rafael dos Anjos calls for rematch with Eddie Alvarez

Thursday night in Las Vegas, yet another UFC title changed hands as Eddie Alvarez defeated Rafael dos Anjos via 1st round TKO. The win was an impressive one for Alvarez, who managed to get the win without sustaining any major damage. Following the fight, dos Anjos spoke to MMAJunkie to discuss the fight, and his...

Jul 8, 2016 8:50 am

Eddie Alvarez begs Dana White for “easier fight” following title win

Eddie Alvarez has been the lightweight champion for less than 24 hours, however he is already looking ahead to his next fight. While the lightweight division is currently stacked with contenders such as Donald Cerrone, who holds a win over Alvarez, Tony Ferguson, and Khabib Nurmagomedov to name just a few, Alvarez wants to fight...

Jul 7, 2016 8:56 pm

Eddie Alvarez stops Rafael dos Anjos, wins lightweight championship

In the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: 90’ MMA veteran Eddie Alvarez finally accomplished his dream of capturing a UFC lightweight championship. Alvarez landed big blows in the first round that dropped dos Anjos, after a scramble, dos Anjos made it back to his feet. Alvarez then landed some big blows and finished dos...

Jul 2, 2016 10:38 am

VIDEO | Eddie Alvarez believes there’s no such thing as over-training

With less than one week until Rafael dos Anjos and Eddie Alvarez square off for the lightweight title in the main event of UFC Fight Night 90, many are wondering if Alvarez has what it takes to dethrone UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. Ahead of the fight, Eddie Alvarez joined Inside MMA to discuss...

Jun 25, 2016 5:28 pm

VIDEO | Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Eddie Alvarez preview

The UFC lightweight title will be on the line July 7 in Las Vegas when current champion Rafael dos Anjos defends his strap against former Bellator title holder Eddie Alvarez. RDA is currently riding a five-fight win streak, which includes wins over Jason High, Benson Henderson, Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis and most recently Donald Cerrone....

May 27, 2016 9:01 pm

VIDEO | Rafael dos Anjos training for Eddie Alvarez

Prior to UFC 200, UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will be looking to defend his lightweight championship for the second time as he faces Eddie Alvarez on Thursday July 7th. Ahead of the fight, dos Anjos revealed earlier this week that he was still unable to train at 100% due to the broken foot...

May 24, 2016 10:16 am

VIDEO | Rafael dos Anjos discusses Eddie Alvarez, Conor McGregor, foot injury

Back in March, UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos was slated to fight Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 196 for the lightweight championship. Unfortunately with just two weeks to go until the fight, RDA broke his foot in training and was forced out of the bout. Ultimately, the UFC selected Nate Diaz...

May 1, 2016 12:32 pm

Eddie Alvarez: “Conor’s not a championship fighter”

Top lightweight contender Eddie Alvarez will receive his first shot at UFC gold this July, when he takes on current champ Rafael dos Anjos for the promotions lightweight title in Las Vegas. Alvarez was a recent guest on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, where he discussed the major holes he sees in UFC featherweight champion...

Apr 18, 2016 2:29 pm

Eddie Alvarez: “I’m the king of excitement, Pettis is a sore loser”

Top UFC lightweight contender Eddie Alvarez was a guest on today’s edition of The MMA Hour where he discussed his upcoming title fight with current division champion Rafael dos Anjos. Alvarez stated that while “RDA” is a solid all-around fighter, nothing is going to keep him from winning the belt on July 7 in Las...

Apr 18, 2016 1:52 pm

Eddie Alvarez on UFC title shot: “This one will get me emotional”

Last week, UFC officials announced that former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez (27-4 MMA) would be the next man to challenge current UFC lightweight title holder Rafael dos Anjos. Alvarez joined Ariel Helwani on today’s edition of The MMA Hour where he discussed a number of topics, including how getting the call to fight for a...

Apr 16, 2016 9:49 am

Rafael dos Anjos predicts how he will finish Eddie Alvarez

On July 7th on UFC Fight Pass, Rafael dos Anjos will fight Eddie Alvarez in a lightweight title fight. The fight will be dos Anjos’ first back in the Octagon after he was forced to withdraw from his UFC 196 title defense against Conor McGregor back in March. While dos Anjos believes that Alvarez will...

Apr 16, 2016 9:29 am

Rafael dos Anjos gives thoughts on matchup with Eddie Alvarez

After Rafael dos Anjos’ trainer posted a video of the lightweight champ training following a broken foot, there was much speculation as to when RDA would return to the Octagon. The UFC wasted no time announcing dos Anjos vs. Alvarez for a July 7th event on UFC Fight Pass. dos Anjos spoke to UFC Brazil...

Apr 15, 2016 8:55 am

UFC officially announces Rafael dos Anjos vs. Eddie Alvarez

After UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos’ strength & conditioning coach captioned an Instagram photo with a major hint at dos Anjos fighting at UFC 200, the UFC officially announced the bout. On Thursday July 7th, just two days before UFC 200, Rafael dos Anjos will look to defend his UFC lightweight championship against Eddie...

Apr 1, 2016 10:06 am

Eddie Alvarez vs. Rafael dos Anjos set for UFC 200?

While UFC President Dana White stated recently that the co-main event for UFC 200 had yet to be announced, it appears as though Eddie Alvarez may have broken the news via Twitter. Alvarez, who is currently riding a 2-fight win streak that has seen him defeat both Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis via split decision,...

Mar 16, 2016 10:31 am

Video | Eddie Alvarez wants title fight with RDA, but would settle with Nate Diaz

Top UFC lightweight contender Eddie Alvarez has been busy campaigning for a title shot with current division champion Rafael dos Anjos. The former Bellator title holder is coming off a split-decision win over former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, which occurred at January’s UFC Fight Night 81 event. Prior to his victory over “Showtime”, Alvarez...

Mar 12, 2016 3:39 pm

Eddie Alvarez vs. Donald Cerrone 2?

Since losing his octagon debut to Donald Cerrone via decision at UFC 178 in September of 2014, former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez (27-4 MMA) has put together back-to-back victories over top contenders and former MMA champions Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis inside of the octagon. The 32-year-old took to Twitter where he asked “who is...

Mar 1, 2016 5:40 am

Anthony Pettis on loss to Eddie Alvarez: “I had focused too much on my wrestling”

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is coming off a tough split-decision loss to former Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez, which took place at January’s ‘UFC Fight Night 81’ event in Boston. The loss served as “Showtime’s” second setback in as many fights, which marks the first time in his career that he has suffered back-to-back defeats. Pettis joined Ariel Helwani on yesterday’s edition of...

Feb 19, 2016 11:42 pm

VIDEO | Eddie Alvarez wants Conor McGregor, talks title shot

Ahead of March 5th’s UFC 196 lightweight title scrap between Conor McGregor and Rafael dos Anjos, Eddie Alvarez is seeking a lightweight title shot. Following his win over Anthony Pettis back in January, Alvarez’s name was thrown into the lightweight title mix. While he is looking to fight the winner of McGregor vs. dos Anjos,...