Archive: Eddie Alvarez

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 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...

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 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 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...

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.

Aug 24, 2013 1:11 pm

Eddie Alvarez Asks The Media To Step Speculating On His Bellator Contract And Settlement

Recently there has been speculation in the media regarding my settlement with Bellator. The settlement is involved and complicated and contains many contingencies, The terms of the settlement are confidential and neither I, nor my representatives, are going to release these terms to anyone. The speculations, which have been printed, are just that, speculations, and...

Aug 23, 2013 11:03 am

Report: Eddie Alvarez Only Signed Two-Fight Deal With Bellator

At one point Eddie Alvarez was one of the most sought after free-agents on the market. The former Bellator champion received a very lucrative offer from The Ultimate Fighting Championship and the sky seemed to be the limit for the international star. That’s when things got ugly. Bellator refused to let go of their premier...

Aug 14, 2013 11:18 am

VIDEO | Eddie Alvarez Discusses Resolution With Bellator

“More than anything I was wary about when I was going to get to be able to fight again. As a fighter, my main concern is getting back in the cage, being in front of fans, being able to perform. My main concern was… Big thing that was going through my head was, ‘When am...

Aug 6, 2013 12:16 pm

Eddie Alvarez Camp Hoping To Reach Settlement In Bellator Lawsuit

Eddie Alvarez was on the verge of fighting for The Ultimate Fighting Championship following the expiration of his Bellator contract. When the UFC’s offer was matched word for word by the Bellator promotion all hell broke loose and he’s been forced on the sidelines to endure a legal battle ever since. Now the two parties...

Jul 2, 2013 8:46 am

Dana White: Alvarez should fight for Bellator, but get paid what he’s worth

After months of legal battles, UFC President Dana White now believes that the best path for Eddie Alvarez (24-3 MMA) may be to return to Bellator MMA, this despite the 29-year-olds voiced desire to fight under the UFC banner. This follows the announcement that, barring a settlement, Alvarez will not even appear in court to...

May 11, 2013 12:07 pm

Bjorn Rebney: Eddie Alvarez’ statements are completely untrue

For the past week the Bellator promotion has been under fire. In the highly publicized contract dispute between themselves and Eddie Alvarez, the promotion hasn’t looked to good in the eyes of the public. According to Alvarez, his legal team took the gloves off and let him go on this wild campaign of full disclosure....

May 7, 2013 9:29 am

Eddie Alvarez Reveals Details on Bellator Blocking UFC Deal

  In an interview with the Bleacher Report, former Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez (24-3) revealed details on the deal between the UFC, Bellator, and Bellator parent company, Viacom that was blocked, prohibiting Alvarez from joining the UFC roster. Alvarez had quite  a lot to say and covered several topics including the differences between what...

Jan 26, 2013 11:22 am

Eddie Alvarez preliminary injunction denied, will not fight at UFC 159 | UFC News

After a long day of fighting in the courtroom, former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (24-3 MMA, 8-1 BFC) was denied a motion to release the fighter from his Bellator contract in order to sign with the UFC. Alvarez’s lawyers argued there is key difference between Bellator’s promise to put Alvarez on Spike as opposed to...

Jan 25, 2013 11:41 am

Dana White Gives 5 Billion Reasons Why Eddie Alvarez May Stay With Bellator | UFC NEWS

“Don’t forget this, either, everybody talks about Bellator like they’re some poor little promotion. Viacom owns fucking Bellator. Viacom owns Bellator. Viacom runs that shit. Bellator like you used to know it is over. Viacom sits on five billion dollars in cash. Five billion in cash. Pay the kid. Pay the kid the exact monetary...

Jan 4, 2013 11:38 am

Eddie Alvarez Losing His Cool Over UFC / Bellator Negotations | MMA NEWS

If you haven’t been following along, top free agent, Eddie Alvarez is in contract limbo waiting to make the move to the UFC. The Bellator organization is doing what they can to halt that move. Little is known about what is going on behind the scenes, but reports have been that Bellator matched a UFC...