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Jun 8, 2015 6:38 pm

Alvarez Gives Warning to Melendez: ‘You’re In for a Rude Awakening’

Former Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez will be making his return to the octagon this weekend at UFC 188. Former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez will be standing in the corner opposite of Alvarez and the lightweight contest is one fans have wanted to see since they ruled their respective promotions. Alvarez lost his UFC debut...

Jun 1, 2015 11:21 am

Melendez to Alvarez: ‘I Wasn’t Ducking You, I Was Doing You a Favor’

Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez were both held in the highest regard in the eyes of mixed martial arts fans and were viewed as two of the best lightweights in the world. Melendez represented Strikeforce as their dominant lightweight champion while Alvarez represented DREAM and Bellator. Fight fans speculated that the only person who could...

Apr 8, 2015 10:48 am

Eddie A. Feels Rampage’s Pain In Bellator Dealings

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson isn’t the only one who had issues with Bellator. Former Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez has had legal issues with the promotion and he has Jackson’s back! Check out what he had to say about “Rampage” being pulled from UFC 186 this past week. @Rampage4real @NakedGambling Everyone loses in these things ,...

Feb 23, 2015 4:21 pm

Melendez vs. Alvarez Set For UFC 188 Co-Main Event

UFC 188 has received a huge fight that has all the makings to potentially be a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate. Gilbert Melendez vs. Eddie Alvarez has been set for the co-main event slot for the event, behind Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum, which will be the main event on the UFC 188 card. Indiscutido...


Jan 5, 2015 5:50 pm

Alvarez Out Of UFC Fight Night Boston, Cerrone Steps In As Replacement

In surprising news, Eddie Alvarez has withdrawn from his UFC Fight Night Boston bout against Benson Henderson on January 18th, and as a result Donald Cerrone has stepped in. Cerrone is coming off a dominant decision win over Myles Jury this past Saturday at UFC 182, while Henderson is coming off a KO loss to...

Sep 28, 2014 11:34 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To Cerrone’s Win Over Alvarez

Yesterday night in the co-main event of UFC 178, Donald Cerrone defeated Eddie Alvarez, extending his win streak to 5. Below are some of the best Tweets from UFC fighters regarding the Fight Of The Night performance by the two men. @joerogan I know you like me so I won't hold the "last great fighter...

Sep 27, 2014 9:00 pm

UFC 178 Results: Cerrone Extends Win Streak with Victory Over Alvarez

Eddie Alvarez put on a good display in the opening round and outstruck Donald Cerrone. Cerrone had not yet found a comfortable striking distance and Alvarez’s constant movement was hard to predict. Alvarez came from different angles and kept Cerrone guessing in the opening round, but it seemed like Alvarez was spent after the first...

Sep 27, 2014 4:02 pm

Alvarez: Fans Think Cerrone Is God

Eddie Alvarez is set to make his UFC debut tonight at UFC 178 in the co-main event against Donald Cerrone. Ahead of the bout, Alvarez feels that many are counting him out, and he plans on putting on a spectacle on the big stage tonight. He spoke with MMAFighting. “I think [Cerrone] is a little...

Sep 27, 2014 7:56 am

DANACAM: Cerrone vs. Alvarez Staredown

Yesterday the weigh-ins for UFC 178 were held. Cameramen shot the event from over UFC President Dana White’s shoulder, giving fans a first person view of the action. Here we have the co-main event staredown between Donald Cerrone vs. Eddie Alvarez.

Sep 26, 2014 5:31 pm

Alvarez: Dana And Lorenzo Know I Should Be Fighting Champions

Eddie Alvarez has yet to fight inside the UFC, however tomorrow night that will change when he steps into the Octagon against #5 ranked Donald Cerrone. Regardless of his lack of UFC experience, the former Bellator MMA champion feels that he he should be fighting the UFC champion, Anthony Pettis. He spoke to MMAFighting: “The...

Sep 26, 2014 4:15 pm

Fighters Predict UFC 178 Cerrone vs. Alvarez

UFC 178 takes place tomorrow night, and one of the many high-profile bouts for the event takes place in the co-main event between Donald Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez. MMAJunkie caught up with some of the stars of the event to give their picks for who takes the fight. Dominick Cruz: We like Alvarez because he...

Sep 24, 2014 4:30 am

Training Day: Cerrone vs Alvarez

Experience an exclusive training day in real time, as Eddie Alvarez and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, two of the world’s most accomplished lightweights prepare for their heavily anticipated clash.

Sep 23, 2014 2:44 pm

Cerrone: ‘No time For Alvarez Tapes, I have wakeboarding and $h!t’

“… For the fans, sure. He (Eddie Alvarez) is hyped up. Get everyone tuned in, excited, but for me, a fight’s a fight. I don’t give a shit.” “Everyone was saying us WEC guys were going to get smashed. I never really gave him much thought. He’s coming over from Bellator, shit, wish him luck....

Sep 21, 2014 10:51 am

Khabib To Alvarez: Win A Few Fights Before Asking For A Title Shot

Earlier this month Bellator finally released lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez from his contract. That very same day, Alvarez was signed to the UFC, and agreed to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 178 on September 27th. Alvarez stated that he wants to fight UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis after Gilbert Melendez gets his shot at the...

Sep 17, 2014 3:43 pm

Melendez Responds To Alvarez’ Trash Talking

Gilbert Melendez fired back at Eddie Alvarez today after Alvarez had quite a strong reaction to Melendez comments that Alvarez had lost the spring in his step. Melendez fired back at Alvarez via MMAJunkie Radio today saying: “Lately, I’ve seen him fight, and again, I think he lost his (step), and he’s been off my...

Sep 16, 2014 7:10 pm

Alvarez Has Harsh Words For Gilbert Melendez

“…I think Diego Sanchez must have really landed good with those uppercuts when they fought last year, if that’s the case. He must still be feeling them. I hope Melendez beats Pettis. Nothing against Pettis, but I want Melendez to win that fight. I want to beat Donald and then finally get my hands on...

Sep 15, 2014 10:57 am

UFC 178 Extended Preview With Johnson-Cariaso And Cerrone-Alvarez

UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso is coming up on September 27th. To get fans ready for this stacked card, the UFC has brought us a preview video of the main event, as well as the co-main event. The full event lineup is as follows: Main Card (PPV) Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso Eddie Alvarez vs....

Sep 13, 2014 12:04 pm

White: ‘Fight Between Alvarez and Cerrone Will Answer A Lot Of Questions’

“I love Cowboy Cerrone. He’s one of my favorite fighters,” White said. “Eddie Alvarez has been waiting for this opportunity for years now, and he’s finally here. I think it’s going to be a very good fight. I would make Eddie the underdog because he’s had a tough run and he’s going in against Cerrone...

Jun 19, 2014 5:05 am

Rep Says Alvarez May Stay At Bellator, Happy With New Direction

“Eddie is happy about the shakeup. He wasn’t happy with the way things were being run. I don’t think that’s any secret, so Eddie was very happy to hear there’s been a change in management. Eddie respects Viacom very much, and he’s always told me that.” … “Everything we requested (from the former management team)...

Jun 4, 2014 4:23 pm

Chandler Wants Brooks Rematch Then Shot At Alvarez

While Alvarez and Brooks may have it all figured out, former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler is hoping to throw a wrench in those plans. In a recent interview with ‘The Great MMA Debate’, he explained, “I’d love to be able to go out there and put a stamp on the fight with Will Brooks...

May 28, 2014 12:23 pm

Alvarez Passing Up Chandler Trilogy Because ‘Brooks Is Easier’

“I’ve never picked a fight in my whole career. I’m not a promoter, I’m not a manager. I’ve never picked a fight. I’ve simply gotten the call from the promotion to tell me who I’m fighting, and I took the fight. I get very uncomfortable when you ask me who I want to fight. I...

May 22, 2014 9:47 am

Alvarez Wants Brooks Over Chandler

“For the record, I’ve never, ever picked an opponent. I’ve always had my opponents selected for me by the promotion. I’ve never had a preference. I was simply told who I was fighting, and I fought them. I want to be clear on this, whatever was written into my contract, was written by Bellator. I...

May 19, 2014 6:11 am

Alvarez May Get Chandler Trilogy Over Brooks Title Unification

“The reality of the situation is that Ed’s contract specifies that his next fight be against Michael Chandler. So Ed now is in a position where he can choose to fight Chandler, and contractually we have to give him the Chandler fight. … It’s a situation we’ll have to sit down and discuss with him,...

May 13, 2014 8:13 pm

Series Of Repeated Blows Cause Alvarez Head Injury

Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez was expected to make his PPV debut for Bellator this weekend. Instead of hyping the fight, he’s in the media explaining a recent training injury that forced him out of the planned main event. Via ‘The MMA Hour‘: “It was during one of [coach] Kenny Monday’s wrestling practices. Me and Abel...

May 13, 2014 9:30 am

Alvarez Speaks Out Against Bellator’s Desperate Attempt To Give Chandler A Belt

After Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez was forced to pull out of a trilogy fight with Michael Chandler this Saturday, Bellator announced that the replacement fight between Michael Chandler and Will Brooks will be for an interim title. However, in an interview with MMAjunkie, Alvarez stated that he wasn’t a fan of the decision, saying:...