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Eddie Alvarez


ABOUT
Eddie Alvarez

Full NameEddie Alvarez

BornJanuary 11, 1984

Height5 ft 9 in

NationalityAmerican

ABOUT

Eddie"The Underground King" Alvarez is a former UFC and, Bellator Lightweight Champion signed to ONE FC. Alvarez has a professional MMA record of 30-wins, 8-losses, and 2-N/C. He holds a black belt in BJJ under Ricardo Almeida.


  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Eddie Alvarez Bellator
  3. Eddie Alvarez UFC
  4. Eddie Alvarez ONE FC
  5. Eddie Alvarez Career Stats
  6. Eddie Alvarez Last Fight
  7. Eddie Alvarez Record


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Early Life and Career


Eddie Alvarez started his combat sports journey at age 8 when he started boxing at the Front Street Gym. and wrestling at age 11. Alvarez was a wrestler in his high school days and decided to pursue an MMA career after graduating in 2001.


Eddie made his professional MMA debut in 2003 at Ring of Combat 5 against Anthony Ladonna. Alvarez won the fight via 1st round KO. Alvarez then defeated Adam Fearon at Ring of Combat 6 before fighting Chris Schlesinger at Reality Fighting 7 for the inaugural Reality Fighting Welterweight Championship. Eddie ended the fight in one minute as he submitted Chris via guillotine choke.


Alvarez won his next 5-fights before getting a title shot at the MFC Welterweight Championship against Aaron Riley. Alvarez knocked out Riley in 65 seconds to become the new MFC Welterweight Champion that later got promoted to BodogFIGHT Welterweight Champion.


Alvarez defeated Scott Henze in his next fight before defending his BodogFIGHT Welterweight Championship against Nick Thompson at BodogFight: Clash of the Nations. Alvarez got outclassed in the fight as Thompson TKO'ed him in the second round to hand Alvarez his first MMA loss and end his reign.


Alvarez went 5-1 in his next 6-fights following which he signed with Bellator in 2009.


Eddie Alvarez Bellator


Eddie Alvarez made his Bellator debut at the Bellator Season One Lightweight Tournament for the inaugural Bellator


Lightweight World Champion. He fought Greg Loughran at Bellator 1 in the tournament quarterfinal bout. Eddie outclassed Greg and submitted him in the first round. He next defeated Eric Reynolds via third-round submission(rear-naked choke) in the tournament semifinal at Bellator 5. Alvarez fought Toby Imada in the finals at Bellator 12 and dominated him as he out grappled Imada and submitted him in the second round to win the tournament and became the inaugural Bellator Lightweight World Championship.


Eddie won his next 3-fights before defending his title for the first time at Bellator 39 against Pat Curran who earned this opportunity by winning the Bellator Season 2 Lightweight Tournament. Alvarez dominated Curran and won the fight via unanimous decision.


He next fought Michael Chandler at Bellator 58. Both fighters put on an instant classic that resulted in Alvarez losing the bout and the championship in the fourth round via rear-naked choke submission. This fight was termed the 2011 Fight of the Year by many MMA publications.


Alvarez bounced back from the loss and fought Shinya Aoki in a rematch at Bellator 66. Eddie took his revenge on Aoki and made short work of him by TKO in the first round. He next defeated Patricky Freire at Bellator 76 to earn a rematch title shot against Michael Chandler for the Bellator Lightweight Championship at Bellator 106.


The fight was a war with Eddie focusing on his boxing combos and Chandler focusing on his wrestling and heavy shots. Eddie won the fight via a close split decision to regain the Bellator Lightweight Championship.


Alvarez left the promotion in August 2014 to join the UFC.


Eddie Alvarez UFC


Eddie Alvarez made his UFC debut at UFC 178 against Donald Cerrone. Alvarez dominated Cerrone in the earlier stage of the fight but couldn't handle Cerrone's aggression in the later rounds. Eddie lost the fight via unanimous decision.


Alvarez won his next 2-fights in the promotion as he defeated Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis via unanimous decision to earn a title shot at the UFC Lightweight Championship against Rafael dos Anjos.


Alvarez used his boxing skills to rock Dos Anjos with a clean right followed by a flurry of punches in the round to finish Dos Anjos via TKO. He made his first title defense against Connor Mcgregor at UFC 205. Alvarez seemed ordinary against McGregor and got TKO'ed in the second to lose the title.


His next fight against Dustin Poirier was a No-Contest because Eddie landed illegal knees to Poirier's head while he was downed.


Alvarez got back to the winning ways at UFC 218 against Justin Gaethje. Both fighters put on a barnburner fight with Eddie outclassing Gaethje and KO'ing him in the first third-round via KO knee.


Eddie next rematched Dustin Poirier at UFC on ESPN: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2. Eddie lost the fight via TKO(punches) in the second round and left the UFC after this fight.



UFC 218: Alvarez v Gaethje


Eddie Alvarez ONE FC


Eddie Alvarez joined ONE FC in 2019 to fight at the ONE Lightweight Grand-Prix Quarterfinal round.


Alvarez fought Timofey Nastyukhin at ONE Championship: A New Era. Timofey defeated Alvarez in the first round via TKO(punches). He bounced back from the loss and defeated Eduard Folayang at ONE Championship: Dawn of Heroes.


Alvarez next fought Iuri Lapicus at ONE on TNT 1. He lost the fight in 62-seconds via DQ because of the illegal knees he struck illegal knees to the back of Iuri's head. Eddie challenged the decision and got the official decision to No Contest. In his next fight, Eddie took on OK Rae Yoon at ONE on TNT 4.


Rae Yoon outclassed Alvarez during the bout as he defeated the UFC veteran via unanimous decision.


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Eddie Alvarez Career Stats


Current Status:

Eddie Alvarez's current record stands at 30-8 (2). He is currently on a 1-fight losing streak


Win-Loss-Draw:

MatchesWinsLossesDraws
4-3082

Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 18


Wins by Submission:

  1. 6


Wins by Decision:

  1. 6


Current Titles:

  1. None


Reach:

  1. 69 in (175cm)


Weight:

  1. 170 lb / 77 kg


Weight Class:

  1. Welterweight
  2. Lightweight



Eddie Alvarez Last Fight


Eddie Alvarez's last fight was against Ok Rae Yoon at UFC 266 at One Championship: One on TNT 4. Eddie lost the fight via unanimous decision



Eddie Alvarez Record


Below is the professional MMA record of Eddie Alvarez:


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDate
Loss30-8 (2)Ok Rae YoonDecision (unanimous)ONE on TNT 428/04/2021
NC30-7 (2)Iuri LapicusNC (overturned)ONE on TNT 107/04/2021
Win30-7 (1)Eduard FolayangSubmission (rear-naked choke)ONE Championship: Dawn of Heroes02/08/2019
Loss29-7 (1)Timofey NastyukhinTKO (punches)ONE Championship: A New Era31/03/2019
Loss29-6 (1)Dustin PoirierTKO (punches)UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 228/07/2018
Win29-5 (1)Justin GaethjeKO (knee)UFC 21802/12/2017
NC28-6 (1)Dustin PoirierNC (illegal knees)UFC 21113/05/2017
Loss28-5Conor McGregorTKO (punches)UFC 20512/11/2016
Win28-4Rafael dos AnjosTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Alvarez07/07/2016
Win27-4Anthony PettisDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz07/07/2016
Win26-4Gilbert MelendezDecision (split)UFC 18817/01/2016
Loss25-4Donald CerroneDecision (unanimous)UFC 17813/05/2015
Win25-3Michael ChandlerDecision (split)Bellator 10627/09/2014
Win24-3Patricky FreireKO (head kick)Bellator 7602/11/2013
Win23-3Shinya AokiTKO (punches)Bellator 6612/10/2012
Loss22-3Michael ChandlerSubmission (rear-naked choke)Bellator 5820/04/2012
Win22-2Pat CurranDecision (unanimous)Bellator 3919/11/2011
Win21-2Roger HuertaTKO (doctor stoppage)Bellator 3302/04/2011
Win20-2Josh NeerTechnical Submission (standing rear-naked choke)Bellator 1721/10/2010
Win19-2Katsunori KikunoSubmission (arm-triangle choke)Dream 1206/05/2010
Win18-2Toby ImadaSubmission (rear-naked choke)Bellator 1226/10/2009
Win17-2Eric ReynoldsSubmission (rear-naked choke)Bellator 519/06/2009
Win16-2Greg LoughranSubmission (rear-naked choke)Bellator 101/05/2009
Loss15-2Shinya AokiSubmission (heel hook)Fields Dynamite!! 200803/04/2009
Win15-1Tatsuya KawajiriKO (punches)Dream 5: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round31/12/2008
Win14-1Joachim HansenDecision (unanimous)Dream 3: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Second Round21/07/2008
Win13-1Andre AmadeTKO (punches)Dream 1: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 First Round11/05/2008
Win12-1Ross EbañezKO (punches)ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series15/03/2008
Win11-1Matt LeeDecision (unanimous)BodogFight: Alvarez vs. Lee25/01/2008
Loss10-1Nick ThompsonTKO (punches)BodogFight: Clash of the Nations14/04/2007
Win10-0Scott HenzeTKO (corner stoppage)BodogFight: Costa Rica Combat16/02/2007
Win9-0Aaron RileyKO (punches)BodogFight: USA vs. Russia02/12/2005
Win8-0Hidenobu KoikeTKO (punches)MARS 4: New Deal26/08/2006
Win7-0Derrick NobleKO (punches)MFC: Russia vs. USA03/06/2006
Win6-0Daisuke HanazawaTKO (punches)Euphoria: USA vs. Japan05/11/2005
Win5-0Danil VeselovTKO (punches)Euphoria: USA vs. Russia14/05/2005
Win4-0Seichi IkemotoTKO (punches)Euphoria: USA vs. The World26/02/2005
Win3-0Chris SchlesingerSubmission (guillotine choke)Reality Fighting 716/10/2004
Win2-0Adam FearonTKO (submission to punches)Ring of Combat 524/04/2004
Win1-0Anthony LadonnaKO (punch)Ring of Combat 514/12/2003




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