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Eddie Alvarez Shrugs Off Gilbert Melendez’s Positive Drugs Test

By the sounds of things Eddie Alvarez is not going to be losing any sleep over the fact that his last opponent Gilbert Melendez failed a drugs test following their fight at UFC 188 in Mexico last month. No doubt the fact that he won the fight by split decision makes it easier to say so, but he did suffer a broken orbital bone and nose early in the fight before rallying in the later...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Alvarez Doesn’t Blame Gilbert Melendez For Taking Testosterone At UFC 188

If anyone has a legitimate right to be pissed that Gilbert Melendez tested positive for testosterone, it’s Eddie Alvarez (pictured). However, Alvarez isn’t irked Melendez tried to cheat for their UFC 188 scrap. In fact, the lightweight understands why not only Melendez, but other MMA fighters look to cut corners. “Just say No,” Alvarez tweeted Monday after word broke...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Alvarez Beats Gilbert Melendez At UFC 188 (Video Highlights)

It was a lightweight shootout that’s been years in the making. Many moons ago, pundits debated whether Eddie Alvarez (pictured) or Gilbert Melendez was the best 155-pounder not competing in the UFC. On Saturday at UFC 188, perhaps several years too late, it was determined Alvarez was the better fighter – at least on this night. After dropping the opening round, Alvarez rallied...
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Alvarez wins close split decision over Melendez in UFC 188 co-main

Eddie Alvarez earned a surprise split decision victory over Gilbert Melendez in the co-main event of UFC 188 after three bloody rounds. Scores were 29-28 (twice) and 28-29 in favor of the Philly slugger. Melendez landed the biggest shots of the fight, early in the first. A big overhand right and right elbow were the only notable moments of offense in the first period, both for the...
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Eddie Alvarez Defeats Gilbert Melendez By Split Decision At UFC 188

Eddie Alvarez got the better of Gilbert Melendez tonight at UFC 188 by split decision, managing to get the better of his rival in the final 10 minutes of fighting despite his left eye being almost completely swollen shut courtesy of an elbow in the opening round. Round One: Melendez throws the jab out as he circles around Alvarez. Alvarez burst forward with a combination targeting...
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June 14, 2015  |  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

Eddie Alvarez Pulls Out Of Bellator PPV Headliner Next Weekend Due To Concussion

Who says lightning doesn’t strike twice? Just a week out from Bellator’s second attempt to host their first ever pay-per-view event the promotion disaster has struck with the news that the event’s headliner, lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, has had to pull out of his trilogy fight with Michael Chandler due to suffering a concussion in training. Bellator haven’t officially...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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