Fighting out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez, 34, received a warm welcome from his new promotion ONE Championship. It was confirmed that he will be a special guest at “ONE: Heart of the Lion” on November 9, 2018 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
“First and foremost, I want to thank everyone at ONE Championship,” Alvarez said during the official “ONE: Heart of the Lion” worldwide conference on October 18, 2018. “I want to thank my coaches, my team and my family. It’s really an exciting time for everyone here.”
“It was a decision well-made,” Alvarez continued. “You, guys, dealt with everything very professionally at ONE, and we appreciate that. I’m looking forward to competing with the best lightweights in the world once again.”
Competing in the lightweight division, Alvarez is the first mixed martial artist to win titles both in the UFC and Bellator MMA. If he becomes the ONE Lightweight World Champion, he will become the first ever MMA fighter to hold titles in all the three major MMA organizations in the world.
“What really excites me is the idea of capturing my third world title in another major organization,” Alvarez said. “I went all across the world and competed in all of the best promotions in the world, and what I really look forward to is winning a third world championship title in ONE Championship against the best lightweights.”
Alvarez’s career has brought him all across the globe. He shared, “I have surveyed the competition and it looks fierce.”
Currently, Alvarez holds a professional MMA record of 29 wins, 6 losses and 1 No Contest. Now, he is excited to be able to test his skills against some of ONE Championship’s best talents.
“This is no doubt a huge move for my career and I am proud to be able to represent the true authentic values of martial arts,” the Philadelphia native said. “I am a martial artist at heart, and ONE Championship stands for everything that I believe in this sport. It is an honor to join this incredible organization.”
On November 9, 2018, Alvarez will be one of the special guests at “ONE: Heart of the Lion” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. Meanwhile, here is Luke Thomas discussing Alvarez’s ONE Championship contract:
Ticket information for ONE: HEART OF THE LION is available at www.onefc.com.