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UFC Fight Night Boston: Eddie Alvarez Upsets Anthony Pettis By Split Decision

BOSTON — Eddie Alvarez provided the most stunning upset of the UFC Fight Night Boston card with a win by split-decision over Anthony Pettis in the co-main event. Alvarez defeats Pettis. Here are the scorecards from the judges: 29-28, 28-29, 29-28 — Nicholas W. Goss (@NickGossNESN) January 18, 2016 Pettis entered this fight as the No. 1 ranked challenger to the lightweight...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez grinds Pettis en route to decision win, calls for title shot

Eddie Alvarez showed up smart, in shape, and sharp and earned the biggest win of his long career, Sunday, against Anthony Pettis. The two action lightweights were vying for dibs on the next title shot and fought hard for three-straight rounds. 29-28 Alvarez 29-28 In the end, Alvarez successfully mixed boxing and wrestling to stifle Pettis and win a split decision. Scores were 29...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Alvarez Defeats Anthony Pettis By Split Decision At UFC Fight Night 81

Eddie Alvarez opted to grind his way to victory tonight with clinch work and takedowns against Anthony Pettis tonight at UFC Fight Night 81 and it proved to be a successful strategy, leading him to a split decision victory. Round One: Alvarez pulls out of an early kick attempt. He does land a leg kick […]
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Using Title Defeat To Learn, Bounce Back Vs. Eddie Alvarez

BOSTON — Anthony Pettis has a lot at stake entering UFC Fight Night 81. He lost his lightweight title belt to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185 in March of last year and hasn’t stepped into the octagon since. The defeat was a difficult experience, one that forced him to make a lot of changes, both to the team around him and in his preparation for fights. “There was so much I learned...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Back at home, Eddie Alvarez is feeling loved, hungry and confident

Eddie Alvarez has fought and trained all over the world. His fighting journey began at home, in Philadelphia, however, and that's where it continues as he heads into a Sunday co-main event fight against Anthony Pettis. The Philly native has moved his family back to their hometown after years of training in South Florida with the Blackzilians. There are a million comforts of home...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC’s Eddie Alvarez Won’t Waste Time: I Don’t Have Another 20 Years

The best story regarding Eddie Alvarez’ move back to Philadelphia from sunny Florida would be that the hard-nosed lightweight contender had gotten too civilized in Boca Raton and needed to get his grit back in the City of Brotherly Love. That wouldn’t be true though. Instead, the 31-year-old’s decision to go back home and work with the Ricardo Almeida Fight Team for his Jan...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Donald Cerrone Chops Eddie Alvarez Down at UFC 178 (Video Highlights)

Eddie Alvarez (pictured) waited a long time to make his UFC debut. The former Bellator lightweight champion might be wishing he waited a little bit longer after what Donald Cerrone (pictured) did to him Saturday at UFC 178. Alvarez took the opening round, which is starting to become a trend Cerrone’s opponents are beginning to enjoy. However, “Cowboy” turned up the heat in...
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Eddie Alvarez anxious to prove he belongs in UFC

Whether you believe that his climb to the top of the lightweight division is inevitable, or are counting the minutes until the harsh realities of life in the UFC make him irrelevant, there’s no denying that the long-awaited addition of Eddie Alvarez to one of the sport’s most talented weight classes has sparked some serious interest. Now, with a two-year fight for his MMA-freedom...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Eddie Alvarez: ‘The more dangerous the situation, the better I become’

Former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has finally made his way to the UFC, and his first task will not be easy by any stretch of the imagination. Only hours after it was announced that Bellator had released Alvarez, the UFC signed him to fight in the co-main event of UFC 178 in September against the streaking Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Since the announcement there...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Reasons Eddie Alvarez Will Crash & Burn In The UFC

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made a big splash this week by signing former Bellator MMA 155-pound champion Eddie Alvarez. Newly signed Bellator president Scott Coker granted Alvarez an unconditional release from his contract, which still had one fight left on it. After a heated legal dispute that kept Alvarez out of action for the majority of 2013, Coker decided enough...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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