PHOTO | Eddie Alvarez looks absolutely shredded in advance of UFC 218

Eddie Alvarez looks absolutely shredded in advance of his highly anticipated UFC 218 fight with Justin Gaethje.

The former UFC lightweight champion of the world, Alvarez, recently took to Instagram where he shared the following photo just days out from his scrap with Gaethje.

Getting closer !! Weigh ins in a couple days 👑👑👑👑#eafight # thnq #ufc218

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“Getting closer !! Weigh ins in a couple days 👑👑👑👑#eafight # thnq #ufc218” – Eddie Alvarez

Eddie Alvarez was most recently seen in action at May’s UFC 211 event in Dallas where he had a nine minute war with Dustin Poirier that ended in an unfortunate no-contest due to illegal knees.

Prior to that, Alvarez was coming off a knockout loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 205 in which he surrendered his UFC lightweight title.

Meanwhile, Alvarez’s opponent Justin Gaethje peaked the interest of anyone not aware of his World Series of Fighting achievements when he defeated Michael Johnson via second-round TKO in a fight of the year candidate which served as his UFC debut.

Gaethje currently holds a perfect 18-0 professional record which includes five lightweight title defences with The World Series of Fighting promotion.

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