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Ex-UFC champion Eddie Alvarez is now a ONE Championship athlete

 

Fighting out of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States, Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez, 34, is no longer a free agent. After coming in the Ultimate Fighting Championship from September 26, 2014 at “UFC 178” to “UFC on Fox 30” on July 28, 2018, he is now signed with ONE Championship.

On October 16, 2018, ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong to officially announce that Alvarez has signed with the Singapore-based martial arts organization. The former did not provide details about the promotional debut of the latter.

Alvarez is the first mixed martial artist to win titles in the UFC and Bellator MMA.  He held the Bellator Lightweight Championship title twice.

On June 19, 2009, Alvarez became the Bellator Lightweight Champion when he defeated Toby Imada at “Bellator 12.” However, the former lost the title to Michael Chandler on November 19, 2011 at “Bellator 58.”

On November 2, 2013, Alvarez was named the Bellator Lightweight Champion for the second time by defeating Chandler in their rematch at “Bellator 106.” The former was granted a release from Bellator MMA on August 19, 2014 and the title was vacated.

When Alvarez made his UFC debut at “UFC 178” on November 2, 2013, he lost to Donald Cerrone. It was on June 13, 2015 when Alvarez had his first win in the UFC by defeating Gilbert Melendez at “UFC 188.”

On July 7, 2016, Alvarez became the new UFC Lightweight Champion by dethroning then champion Rafael dos Anjos at “UFC 185.” On November 12, 2016, Alvarez lost the title when he lost to Conor McGregor at “UFC 205.”

The last time Alvarez competed in the UFC, he had his rematch with Dustin Poirier. The two encountered each other inside the cage for the first time on May 13, 2017 at “UFC 211” but their bout ended in a No Contest.

On July 28, 2018, Alvarez and Poirier fought in the UFC cage for the second time. The latter knocked out the latter at “UFC on Fox 30” via punches.

Currently, Alvarez holds a professional MMA record of 29 wins, 6 losses and 1 No Contest. Here is a clip featuring him when he was still a UFC fighter:

 

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