Eddie Alvarez News

Sep 14, 2017 3:18 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez Slated for UFC 218 in Detroit

Justin Gaethje has peaked the interest of anyone not aware of his World Series of Fighting achievements. His opponent, Eddie Alvarez was known in the game for many years before his gigantic double-title fight with Conor McGregor. Both of the guys are 100% guaranteed exciting fighters, but it’s sure to be a crazy slobberknocker when...

Sep 13, 2017 12:37 pm

Eddie Alvarez Thinks UFC 216’s Interim Lightweight Title Fight is ‘Very Odd’

After losing the belt from Conor McGregor’s sniper left hand and an unfortunate no contest with Dustin Poirier, Eddie Alvarez is on his journey back to the UFC lightweight title. He’s coaching the 26th season of The Ultimate Fighter opposite Justin Gaethje. If he’s able to derail Gaethje’s hype train, Alvarez (#3) could be next...

Aug 31, 2017 1:43 pm

Justin Gaethje is ‘Excited’ to Get Punched in the Face by Eddie Alvarez

Hopefully, you knew of Justin Gaethje before he stepped foot into the UFC. If you didn’t, chances are you’ve seen his ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate with Michael Johnson back in July. This wild man has somehow remained undefeated (18-0 with 16 finishes!) while simultaneously being one of the most exciting fighters alive. If he...

Aug 15, 2017 11:28 am

Eddie Alvarez: Conor McGregor’s Time to Win is Within the First 4 Rounds

Despite his on-again-off-again success in the UFC, Eddie Alvarez is an exceptional fighter. That dude is the only guy to be both a Bellator and UFC lightweight champion. If you go further back, he’s beat the who’s who of anyone in his division from the soil of America to the shores of Japan in smaller...

Jul 11, 2017 7:34 am

UFC targets Justin Gaethje vs. Eddie Alvarez, frustrated Dustin Poirier goes off

Shortly after his thrilling TKO win over Michael Johnson – which marked a successful UFC debut – former World Series of Fighting champ Justin Gaethje called out Tony Ferguson. Ferguson, however, didn’t appear to be interested in the fight, and UFC President Dana White later stated that the UFC is still hoping to pair Ferguson...

May 17, 2017 1:15 pm

Concussion could delay Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier II

This past weekend at UFC 211, former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and top ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier stepped into the Octagon for an extremely pivotal showdown. The fight started out rather one sided as Alvarez looked extremely hesitant to throw in the early minutes of the fight. After being tagged and rocked by a...

May 13, 2017 10:17 pm

Pros react to the controversial finish between Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier

Pros react to the controversial finish between Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier In the featured bout of tonight’s UFC 211 prelims, former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez took on perennial division contender Dustin Poirier. “The Diamond” appeared to get the better of Alvarez in the fights opening round, using his range to keep the distance and...

May 13, 2017 6:54 pm

UFC 211 Results: Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier ends in a no-contest

UFC 211 Results: Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier A key lightweight scrap between former division champion Eddie Alvarez and perennial contender Dustin Poirier served as the featured bout of tonight’s UFC 211 prelims in Dallas, Texas. Round one begins and Poirier misses with a right hand. Eddie backs up and briefly stumbles. Poirier circles and...

May 12, 2017 9:25 am

Eddie Alvarez sends a message to Reebok during weigh-in

The last time former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez stepped into the Octagon, he reportedly earned $40,000 in Reebok sponsorship money as the UFC lightweight champion at UFC 205. After being handed a 2nd round TKO loss to Conor McGregor, which saw Alvarez lose the title, he is reportedly set to earn just $5,000 in...

Apr 29, 2017 10:05 pm

Eddie Alvarez explains why he picked Dustin Poirier to fight at UFC 211

Eddie Alvarez explains why he picked Dustin Poirier to fight at UFC 211 One of the most exciting fighters in the history of mixed martial arts, Eddie Alvarez, will return to the octagon at next month’s highly anticipated UFC 211 event in Dallas, Texas. The former UFC lightweight champion of the world, Alvarez, recently sat...

Apr 29, 2017 2:27 pm

Eddie Alvarez: “Frankie Edgar is nobody to be f*cked with man!”

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will return to the octagon at UFC 211 on May 13 in Dallas, Texas where he will square off with Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier. Alvarez, who trains with fellow former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, recently sat down with Chris Taylor on BJPENN.com’s Rapid Fire segment. Taylor asked Eddie...

Apr 29, 2017 1:13 pm

Eddie Alvarez is tired of “just winning”, plans to finish Dustin Poirier at UFC 211

Eddie Alvarez is tired of “just winning”, plans to finish Dustin Poirier at UFC 211 Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will return to the octagon at next month’s stacked UFC 211 pay-per-view event in Dallas, Texas where he will square off with Dustin Poirier. Alvarez recently took some time out of his busy schedule...

Mar 26, 2017 6:27 am

With win over Eddie Alvarez, Dustin Poirier expects to be “one win away” from title shot

Barring a blitzkrieg, knockout loss to the ever-dangerous Michael Johnson, Louisiana’s Dustin Poirier has looked absolutely fantastic since returning to the lightweight division. Since he made this return, he has picked up emphatic defeats over Carlos Diego Ferreira, Yancy Medeiros, Joseph Duffy, Bobby Green and Jim Miller. These big wins have earned him a fight...

Mar 25, 2017 11:26 am

Dustin Poirier looking to move closer to title shot with win over Eddie Alvarez

UFC lightweight veteran Dustin Poirier is currently gearing up for arguably the biggest fight of his professional MMA career, where he will fight former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in a highly anticipated showdown at UFC 211 on May 13th. In the fight, Poirier will be looking to build on his recent majority decision win...

Mar 9, 2017 9:07 am

With Eddie Alvarez fight off the table, Michael Chiesa calls out Tony Ferguson

Seventh-ranked UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa has spent the last few weeks calling for a fight with former champion Eddie Alvarez. Unfortunately, Alvarez “dodged” a fight with Chiesa, and instead signed on for a fight with fellow lightweight talent Dustin Poirier. With this desired Alvarez fight off the table, Chiesa now has his sights set on...

Mar 7, 2017 2:03 pm

Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier official

The UFC’s lightweight division is going to get much more interesting in Conor McGregor’s absence! While UFC 209’s Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson interim lightweight title fight was scrapped, two other top ranked lightweights will now look to move one step closer to lightweight title contention at UFC 211. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto has broken news...

Mar 7, 2017 11:00 am

Michael Chiesa to Eddie Alvarez: “You don’t want none”

Having been knocked out by Conor McGregor in November, Eddie Alvarez is no longer the UFC lightweight champion. That said, he still seems to have a target on his back, as he’s been called out by several top lightweights over the last few weeks. One of these lightweights has been Dustin Poirier, who recently defeated...

Mar 6, 2017 11:57 am

Eddie Alvarez says Nate Diaz turned down a fight with him

It has now been several months since Eddie Alvarez’s knockout loss to Conor McGregor, which marked the end of his reign as UFC lightweight champion. Despite the time that’s elapsed since then, he still doesn’t have another fight booked. Alvarez has, however, spoken to the UFC about a few prospective opponents. One of these opponents...

Mar 3, 2017 11:32 am

Eddie Alvarez & Lando Vannata offer to step in at UFC 209

This week, news surfaced that undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov had been taken to the hospital prior to his UFC 209 interim lightweight title scrap with Tony Ferguson Saturday night in Las Vegas. While details were scarce regarding Nurmagomedov’s hospitalization, the UFC officially cancelled the fight, resulting in former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, and...

Feb 28, 2017 8:30 am

After defeat of Jim Miller, Dustin Poirier has his eyes on two potential opponents

With plenty of judging controversy and a definite lack of finishes, UFC 208 went down as a pretty forgettable card. The card did, however, produce one memorable moment in a thrilling, back-and-forth battle between talented lightweights Dustin Poirier and Jim Miller. Despite sustaining a leg injury in the third round, Poirier ultimately won this action-packed...

Feb 19, 2017 11:23 am

Michael Chiesa calls for fight with Eddie Alvarez

Michael Chiesa is currently regarded as one of the best lightweights on the planet. Unfortunately, he’s been sidelined for almost a year with a back injury.   Luckily for the Ultimate Fighter winner and his fans, he is now almost ready for a comeback. During a recent Q&A in the buildup to UFC Halifax, Chiesa explained that...