Archive: Eddie Alvarez

Sep 25, 2014 9:32 am

Alvarez Predicts He Will Finish Cerrone

Ahead of his UFC debut, UFC 178 co-headliner Eddie Alvarez believes he will finish Donald Cerrone before the final bell. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 22, 2014 10:50 am

BLOCKED! Spike TV Running Eddie Alvarez Special During UFC 178

Eddie Alvarez was recently released from Bellator MMA after a lengthy contract dispute that went back to Bjorn Rebney’s time with the promotion. Scott Coker recently released Alvarez unconditionally, and wished him all the best in his fighting future. The very same day that Alvarez was released, the UFC signed Alvarez and placed him in...

Sep 22, 2014 10:21 am

REPLAY! Donald Cerrone vs. Eddie Alvarez From ‘Countdown To UFC 178’

UFC 178 takes place this weekend, and to get fans ready the UFC brings fight fans the first episode of ‘Countdown to UFC 178’ with the co-main event bout featuring Donald Cerrone vs. Eddie Alvarez. Alvarez, a former Bellator MMA champion, will be making his UFC debut at the event. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 22, 2014 9:22 am

PHOTO | Eddie Alvarez Chokes Out Rocky Balboa Statue

Eddie Alvarez visited Philadelphia ahead of his UFC 178 bout, and UFC debut, against Donald Cerrone this Saturday. He took some time to check out the famous statue of Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa, and even sink in a rear naked choke. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

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 16, 2014 5:03 am

Eddie Alvarez On Thiago Silva: He Was Dealt A Bad Hand

Thiago Silva was recently released from prison and resigned by the UFC after the prosecutors for his case were unable to make a case against the light heavyweight fighter. Silva was acquitted of all charges, and was resigned by the UFC the very same day. Newly signed UFC lightweight Eddie Alvarez spoke with Fox Sports...

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 15, 2014 9:36 am

Dana White Believes Bellator Cost Eddie Alvarez Some Of His Best Years

Earlier this month Bellator MMA President Scott Coker released Eddie Alvarez from his Bellator contract, and gave the lightweight champion his blessings to fight for the UFC. Alvarez signed with the UFC the very same day, and signed on to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 178. What was shocking about Alvarez signing was that he...

Aug 30, 2014 11:05 am

Cerrone dismisses Racism Claims: “One day I’ll see you Bobby Green”

There has been a lot of back and forth lately between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and “King” Bobby Green. If you haven’t heard the whole story, I’ll break it down into a quick summary. Cowboy slighted Green by dropping the fight he was supposed to have with Green at UFC 178 and taking a fight against...

Aug 20, 2014 12:38 pm

QUICK TWITT | MMA Reactions To Eddie Alvarez UFC Signing

Yesterday we learned that top lightweight fighter Eddie Alvarez had finally closed a deal with the UFC. The shift comes on the heels of the Bellator lightweight champ’s unconditional release from the Viacom owned MMA Promotion, he previously called home. Expected to make an immediate impact in the UFC’s lightweight ranks, some key figures from...

Aug 20, 2014 5:01 am

Eddie Alvarez Says He Will Be Champion “Very Soon”

I want the title. And I’m willing to fight whoever I have to fight and willing to prove whatever I have to prove to whoever to get there. A lot of people are going to have their opinions and they’re going to say what they’re going to say, but the hardcore fans and the people...

Aug 19, 2014 3:38 pm

QUICK TWITT: Scott Coker Wishes Eddie Alvarez Success In The Future

Wish @Ealvarezfight success in all of his future efforts. Great competitor with a bright future & hope he kicks ass in his next stop — Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) August 19, 2014 Since Coker Tweeted this, it was announced that Alvarez had been signed by the UFC and that he would fight Donald Cerrone at UFC...

Aug 19, 2014 3:23 pm

UFC Signs Eddie Alvarez, Alvarez vs. Cerrone Booked For UFC 178

After Bellator granted Eddie Alvarez his unconditional release from the promotion earlier today fans knew it was only a matter of time before the UFC signed Alvarez. Now it seems things are back to their original plans, with Eddie Alvarez meeting Donald Cerrone in the cage at UFC 178. Cerrone had a fight booked with...

Aug 19, 2014 12:08 pm

BREAKING: Bellator Releases Eddie Alvarez Unconditionally

After a long back and forth battle with the promotion he fought for, Eddie Alvarez has been unconditionally released by Bellator. The Bellator champion was released by Bellator CEO Scott Coker earlier this morning. Earlier in the year it looked as if Alvarez would get his wish and he would be released, however Bellator exercised...

Aug 19, 2014 5:02 am

Eddie Alvarez Under Contract With Bellator, But “Lawyers Are Talking”

“They’re talking about a couple of different options. Right now, that’s where it is.” Asked to characterize the lawyers’ discussions, Coker said, “I don’t want to speculate as to what’s going to happen. But I know that they’re talking.” Coker spoke with MMAJunkie about Bellator’s current relationship with Champion Eddie Alvarez. Alvarez was trying to...

Jul 31, 2014 6:31 am

Eddie Alvarez vs. Donald Cerrone Rumored For UFC 178

  Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez may be in better shape following his promotion’s new take on company management. With SCott Coker at the helm, things are different, so different, that it appears as if the embattled Bellator star in Alvarez may actually get the release he’s been fighting for. got the scoop. Sources...

Jul 3, 2014 3:55 pm

Eddie Alvarez Has Emergency Meeting With Bellator

Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez canceled his Asian tour with Blackzilian teammates to have an emergency meeting with new Bellator President Scott Coker. MMA-in-Asia reported the news earlier today. While Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez had an proverbial war over contract disputes with Rebney and Viacom that lessened his cage time for most of 2012 and...

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 14, 2014 1:44 pm

Michael Chandler to Get Title Shot Over Will Brooks?

Despite the fact that Bellator Interim Champion Will Brooks just earned a decision win over former champion Michael Chandler, it appears that it could be Chandler, not Brooks, who is getting the next shot at Eddie Alvarez. Alvarez hinted at this on twitter today, saying “I tried my best Big homie Your boss ain’t having it...

Jun 10, 2014 6:34 am

Michael Chandler Wants A Rematch With Will Brooks, Was Injured Before Last Fight

  When Eddie Alvarez had to pull out of his rubber match with Michael Chandler due to injury, Chandler stuck in there and took a fight against lightweight Will Brooks. Chandler ended up losing to Brooks via split decision. Chandler recently went on The Great MMA Debate Podcast and it sounds like he may have...

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 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...