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.
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.
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
Eddie Alvarez's current record stands at 30-8 (2). He is currently on a 1-fight losing streak
Wins by KO/TKO:
Wins by Submission:
Wins by Decision:
69 in (175cm)
170 lb / 77 kg
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: