Archive: Eddie Alvarez

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:...

May 11, 2014 11:00 am

Eddie Alvarez Suffers Concussion, Out of Bellator PPV Main-Event

Are Bellator pay-per-views cursed? It is going to be a bit longer until we get to see the rubber match between Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. Alvarez has been forced to pull out of the championship bout after suffering a concussion two weeks ago. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney is clearly upset about...

Apr 29, 2014 5:43 pm

Win or Lose, Alvarez Could Bolt from Bellator

  Eddie Alvarez’s see-saw relationship with Bellator could come to an end next month. Alvarez, a two-time Bellator lightweight champion, appears ready to exit stage right no matter how his upcoming bout with Michael Chandler pans out. Chandler and Alvarez will meet for a third time on May 17 in the main event of Bellator’s...


Apr 18, 2014 4:38 pm

Tito Ortiz vs. Alexander Shlemenko Is Official For Bellator’s First PPV

  Today Bellator officials announced that the fight between veteran fighter Tito Ortiz and current Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko will take place on the promotions first ever Pay-Per-View event, Bellator 120. Ortiz, who hasn’t won a fight since 2011, will make his Bellator debut on May 17 in Southaven, Miss. The fight is scheduled...

Mar 12, 2014 8:59 am

Eddie Alvarez: “(Gilbert Melendez) doesn’t want to fight me”

Bellator’s Eddie Alvarez is preparing for his third matchup against possibly his most notable rival in Michael Chandler. However, during a promotional shooting for their upcoming fight Alvarez spoke about another fighter who could be placed up there on the list of Alvarez’s adversaries, Gilbert Milendez. Dave Doyle of MMAfighting.com got the scoop when he...

Mar 3, 2014 10:24 am

Eddie Alvarez Says He Has the Blueprint to Beat Michael Chandler

Who doesn’t love a good rubber match? Each fighter has a win over the other, both are high level fighters, the belt is on the line (again) and it’s on Pay-Per-View. Of course I’m talking about the third and most likely final fight between Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. Chandler beat Alvarez...

Feb 21, 2014 9:46 am

Dana White Blasts Bellator: ‘Rebney is out of his F***ing Mind’

Dana White covered a number of topics at the UFC 170 pre-fight media scrum, and one of the notable topics was Bellator. When asked about Bellator MMA President Bjorn Rebney’s claims that they are “going after everybody,” White launched into a verbal tirade regarding the promotion. “Guys are trying to fucking get out of that...

Jan 13, 2014 5:10 am

Eddie Alvarez on Ben Askren: “Yeah, maybe he should have shut up”

Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez returned to Bellator MMA at Bellator 106 after spending the majority of last year dealing with contract negotiations. Alvarez most recently defeated Michael Chandler via split decision; Payback for Chandler defeating Alvarez almost two years before. He is set to face off against Chandler once again for a rubber match....

Jan 11, 2014 10:25 am

Alvarez To Defend Bellator Title In Chandler Rubber Match Set For PPV

Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, is set to defend his title this year live on pay-per-view in a rubber match against his career nemesis, Michael Chandler. News of the proposed matchup broke yesterday. The rubber match has seemed inevitable for a while now, and it has now been confirmed. As he told Ariel Helwani, Eddie...

Jan 11, 2014 10:12 am

WSOF President Believes They’d ‘Do Very Well’ In Proposed Bellator vs. WSOF Card

By Evan Stoumbelis Several days ago talks emerged of a winner take all profits, World Series of Fighting vs. Bellator card. Now WSoF matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz has put together proposed bouts for the card, the matchups are as follows: Tyrone Spong vs. Quinton Jackson Anthony Johnson vs. Attila Vegh Andrei Arlovski vs. Vitaly Minakov Marlon...

Nov 27, 2013 9:17 am

Ratings report: Bellator 109 draws strong numbers

Bellator wrapped up it’s ninth season last weekend in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with ‘Bellator 109’ which was headlined by a middleweight title fight that saw Andrew Shlemenko stop Doug “Rhino” Marshall in the first-round to reclaim the middleweight strap. According to a report from MMAFighting’s Dave Meltzer, the event did the third-best numbers of the season...

Nov 25, 2013 9:21 am

VIDEO | Eddie Alvarez Discusses Violent Knockout Game Plaguing American Streets

Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez issues a statement regarding the new game plaguing American streets. American youth’s have been terrorizing the streets of the northern east coast with a vicious game that has young men roaming around looking for innocent victims to punch into unconsciousness.

Nov 14, 2013 8:28 am

Bellator Releases Welterweight Champion, Promotion Gives Up All Rights To Match

It looks like there will be no ugly contract negotiations between Bellator and welterweight fighter Ben Askren.  Bellator boss, Bjorn Rebney, tweeted to announce the release of Askren. I’ve made the decision to release Ben Askren. After speaking with Ben, it was clear it was a good time for both parties to move on. I've...

Nov 11, 2013 12:18 pm

POLL RESULTS: Did Bellator 106 Deliver?

On November 2, the Bellator Fighting Championship attempted to enter into the risky business of pay-per-view broadcasting. After removing the main event between Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson the promotion went back to their free on SPIKE TV business model and removed several notable bouts from the night’s roster. An epic title fight between Eddie...

Nov 8, 2013 7:20 am

Report: Comp’d Ticket Percentage High For Bellator 106 Event

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator 106 took place last Saturday in California where fans saw Eddie Alvarez defeat Michael Chandler to win back his lightweight title in their rematch. The card became the biggest show Bellator has put on to date, and the most watched card in Bellator history with an average of 1.1 million viewers...

Nov 6, 2013 8:32 am

Bellator Reaches All-Time Best 1.1 Million Viewers for Bellator 106

In what started as its inaugural Pay-Per-View event, Bellator 106 seemed doomed when the card’s main event dispersed and the promotion was forced to make a number of last-minute changes to the card including several fight changes and switching to regular live broadcast.  Despite it all, the card headlined by Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez...

Nov 5, 2013 8:38 am

Eddie Alvarez isn’t mad at Bjorn Rebney or Bellator

By Evan Stoumbelis Newly crowned Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez made his successful return to action this past Saturday at Bellator 106 after a year-long layoff to reclaim his 155-pound strap from then undefeated champion Michael Chandler. For those who don’t know, Bellator sued Alvarez after the UFC offered him a contract and Bellator exercised...

Nov 4, 2013 3:25 pm

Bellator 106 Was Free For The Fans- But What Will It End Up Costing The Company?

This past Saturday night, we were to be given a Pay-Per-View quality show, free on Spike TV. A show which included a main-event rematch of the biggest fight that Bellator has ever put on, three title fights, and the crowning of the first ever Fight Master, Bellator 106 promised to be an epic night of fights for...

Nov 4, 2013 11:20 am

Medical Suspensions: Bellator 106’s Alvarez & Chandler Among 22 Suspended Fighters

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator 106 took place this Saturday in Long Beach California during which Eddie Alvarez avenged his loss to the formerly undefeated Michael Chandler to win the lightweight belt, Emmanuel Newton defeated King Mo to win the interim light-heavyweight belt, Daniel Straus defeated Pat Curran to win the featherweight belt, and Joe Riggs...

Nov 4, 2013 7:57 am

Eddie Alvarez Posts Photo of Damage Done in Bellator 106 Main-Event

After an absolute classic that saw Eddie Alvarez reclaim his belt from Michael Chandler, a few superficial bumps and bruises are surely numbed to some degree. Either way, they still aren’t too much fun to look at as Eddie Alvarez helps us do with his recent post on his official Twitter account:   For the...

Nov 4, 2013 7:52 am

Eddie Alvarez Defeats Michael Chandler, Takes Back Title in Classic Bout

After a rough start that had fans a skeptics alike clamoring in retrospect at a card that was once planned for a PPV broadcast,  the main card swooped in like a super-hero and saved the day (or late evening) as a rematch of the 2011 Fight of the Year went off as expected. Both Michael...

Nov 1, 2013 11:38 am

Bellator PPV Cancellation Actually A Blessing In Disguise

Tito Ortiz’s neck injury, which precipitated the cancellation of Bellator’s Pay-Per-View plans has unwittingly become a blessing in disguise for Bellator. Bellator is currently a product that is devotedly followed by hardcore mixed martial arts fans, and casual fans who tune in if they have heard of a fighter on the card, or if they...

Oct 24, 2013 10:01 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Eddie Alvarez vs. Shinya Aoki

At Bellator 66 Eddie Alvarez was able to avenge one of his losses and defeat Japanese champion, Shinya Aoki. Alvarez has another rematch coming up next week against Michael Chandler for the Bellator lightweight title.