According to Sports Illustrated’s Loretta Hunt, the UFC has made Eddie Alvarez an offer. Bellator, his former fighting home, now has two weeks to match.
Alvarez is a former Bellator lightweight champion who completed his contract with a victory over Patricky Freire earlier this year. He has stated previously that a decision would be announced around Christmas by his management team.
Bjorn Rebney, the CEO of Bellator, told Hunt they will decided within the next few days to match the offer or allow Alvarez to sign with the UFC.