Former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has found a new home. “The Underground King” announced tonight that he has signed with ONE Championship.
ONE Championship’s Chatri Sityodtong shared the following video adding the caption “Please join me in welcoming Eddie Alvarez to @ONEChampionship! I am super excited for our fans to witness Eddie’s high octane, explosive dynamite KO style. Stay tuned for more big news! @Ealvarezfight”
“Hey guys. The moment of truth has arrived. I know you heard the rumors… and they are true. We got our official contract from ONE FC and we’re all signed up.” – Eddie Alvarez
Eddie Alvarez (29-6 MMA) has put together one of the most impressive resumes in the history of mixed martial arts.
“The Underground King” has won championships in MFC, Bodog, Bellator and most recently in the UFC over his illustrious career.
Eddie Alvarez has gone 4-2 over his past six fights, his latest being a second-round TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at July’s UFC on FOX 30 event in Calgary.
Prior to his setback against “The Diamond“, Eddie Alvarez was coming off an amazing third-round knockout win over Justin Gaethje which occurred at UFC 218 in Detroit.
Now with ONE Championship, Eddie Alvarez has the opportunity to fight against Eduard Folayang, Martin Nguyen, or even complete a trilogy with Shinya Aoki.
Who would you like to see “The Underground King” Eddie Alvarez fight in his first bout under the ONE Championship banner?
Undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov improved to 27-0 earlier this month in Las Vegas, scoring a fourth-round submission win over Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229.
Immediately following his victory over the Irish superstar, “The Eagle” proceeded to leap out of the octagon and attack McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis.
Nurmogmedov’s post-fight actions caused brawls to ensue both inside and outside of the cage.
In a recent interview with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani current UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who was cage side during the madness at UFC 229, told a crazy story about some random dude in a nice jacket who had found his way into the octagon in hopes of helping Conor McGregor.
“There’s a guy behind me. He’s wearing this nice jacket. … So he’s standing behind me, and he goes, ‘Who do you got in the fight?’ This guy’s completely not into the game, right? So I go, ‘Yeah, I’m gonna go Khabib.’ So after the fight, when we all jumped the rail, I’m like in the octagon pushing, and the guy’s like checking on Conor McGregor. He was like a fan. He was just like a fan that jumped the rail when everyone else jumped the rail and got all the way to the octagon – he was like checking on Conor. I (later) asked my wife, ‘Salina, what happened with that guy? Was he with McGregor?’ She goes, ‘Daniel, after he went and checked to make sure Conor was OK, he just got back in his seat.’ I swear to God. He just climbed the rail and got back in his seat. I was like, ‘What in the world just happened!? What in the world just happened!?’ It was crazy. How did this dude end up in the octagon, and then he checked to make sure Conor was OK, and then he went back and sat down.”
Amazingly Cormier’s story, which sounded absolutely unbelievable, is absolutely true.
The man in the “nice jacket”, UFC fight fan David Martin, shared the above video pointing out his involvement at UFC 229.
Out of all the stories that have stemmed from the UFC 229 post-fight brawl between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, this one may just be the craziest.
It appears that former UFC lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz will not be competing under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden at UFC 230.
“The Stockton Slugger” was expected to face surging lightweight contender Dustin Poirier at the November 3 event in New York, but “The Diamond” was unfortunately forced out with an injury.
Many fight fans were hoping that former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor would step up to fight Nate Diaz on short-notice for a third time at the event.
However, those hopes were quickly crushed when the Irishman’s longtime coach John Kavanagh tweeted the following reminder of McGregor’s UFC medical suspension.
“Medical suspension folks. But Tony v nate??” – John Kavanagh
Sadly, Tony Ferguson vs. Nate Diaz won’t be happening at UFC 230 either.
UFC President Dana White told the LA Times Lance Pugmire that Nate Diaz is “definitely off UFC 230”.
With that said, UFC 230 has now lost two big fights in less than twelve hours.
In addition to the loss of Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier, the November 3 fight card also lost it’s UFC women’s flyweight title fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Sijara Eubanks.
The one bright note of the day was that a heavyweight title fight between Derrick Lewis and Daniel Cormier had been booked to headline next month’s UFC 230 event.
“The Black Beast” scored a sensational knockout in what was a last second comeback victory over Alexander Volkov at last weekend’s UFC 229 event in Las Vegas.
Nate Diaz has not competed inside the cage since suffering his controversial majority decision loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 202 in August of 2016.
Dana White did not give any hint as to when fight fans can expect to see Diaz back in the cage, or if Nate’s matchup with Poirier would be booked for a later date.
Former UFC featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo is looking to score a rematch with Conor McGregor.
The Brazilians callout comes on the heels of the Irishman’s fourth-round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.
“It’s time! @TheNotoriousMMA” – Jose Aldo
Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor first met back at UFC 194 in December of 2015.
Aldo entered that contest, which at the time was for his UFC featherweight title, riding a sensational eighteen-fight win streak.
However, Aldo’s incredible streak came to a shocking end just thirteen seconds in to the fights opening round.
McGregor was able to land a picture perfect left hand that sent the mixed martial arts legend crashing to the canvas.
Aldo has always wanted a chance at redemption against McGregor and now might be as good of a time as any for this rematch to happen.
Jose Aldo is coming off a first-round TKO victory over Jeremy Stephens which occurred this past July in Calgary.
Following his first stoppage win in nearly five years, Aldo announced his intentions to move up in weight and join the promotions 155-pound ranks.
Unfortunately for Aldo, Conor McGregor appears to have his sights set on an immediate rematch with current lightweight title holder Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“Mystic Mac” has gone 9-2 under the UFC banner, with his only two setbacks coming at the hands of Nate Diaz and the aforementioned Nurmagomedov.
Would you like to see a rematch between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor booked next by UFC officials?