Archive: Eddie Alvarez

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. Sherdog.com 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...

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...