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”
With his impressive submission victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229, Khabib not only retained his lightweight world title and improved his overall record to a perfect 27-0, but the undefeated Russian also soared to the #2 spot on the pound-for-pound rankings.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has released a lengthy statement after finally being served a fifteen-month suspension from USADA.
Jones suspension stemmed from a failed drug test that occurred in July of 2017 just prior to his rematch with Daniel Cormier at UFC 214.
Following tonight’s ruling, Jon Jones is now eligible to return to action on October 28 of this year.
That means “Bones” could potentially headline November’s UFC 230 event in his home state of New York.
With that said, UFC President Dana White has already come out and stated that the promotions plan is not to have Jon Jones main event UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden.
Shortly after tonight’s big news, Jon Jones took to Twitter where he issued the following statement on his imminent octagon return.
“It’s difficult to express myself at this moment but I can definitely say my heart is filled with gratitude and appreciation. I want to thank all of you who have stood by me during the toughest stretch of my life.”
“It has meant the world to me and always will. But now is the time to shift the focus front and center to the road ahead. Greatness is what I’m chasing and the path to reclaiming my throne is now officially open. Comeback Season begins now.” – Jon Jones
Not everyone was in high spirits following tonight’s Jon Jones suspension news. Current UFC “champ champ” Daniel Cormier lashed out at both USADA and Jon Jones after catching wind of the news.
This Saturday is the night boxing fans have been waiting for!
The highly anticipated rematch between Canelo Alvarez 49-1-2 (34 KOs) and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin 38-0-1 (34 KOs) will take place live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The pair first met last September and after twelve rounds of exciting back and forth action the fight went to the judges scorecards for decision.
Most fans and analysts watching live or at home scored the bout in favor of Gennady Golovkin, so it came as a huge shock when it was announced that judge Adelaide Byrd had turned in a scorecard of 118-110 in favor of Canelo Alvarez.
Judge Dave Moretti scored the fight 115-113 for Gennady Golovkin, while judge Don Trella had the fight rules as a 114-114 draw.
Due to the mixed scorecards, “Canelo vs. GGG 1” was ruled a split-draw.
Following the controversial decision in their first fight, most fans are expecting that either Canelo or “GGG” will earn their 35th career knockout victory in the rematch.
The IBO, WBA and WBC middleweight belts will be on the line in Saturday night’s grudge match in Sin City.
Who are you expecting to emerge victorious this time around, Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez?