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UFC Signs Eddie Alvarez To Contract, Will Face Donald Cerrone At UFC 178

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Just hours after Bellator MMA announced they had parted ways with Eddie Alvarez, the former lightweight champion had found a new home.

Officials confirmed Alvarez had signed a contract to fight at UFC 178 in September against Donald Cerrone. The bout has been rumored for weeks, but seemed non-existent after Cerrone agreed to face Bobby Green.

Alvarez (25-3) won nine of 10 Bellator fights, including a win last year over Michael Chandler to reclaim the title. He was scheduled to face Chandler for a third time earlier this year, but a training injury postponed the fight.

Cerrone (24-6) has had his hand raised 11 times inside the Octagon. He owns wins a four-fight win streak that includes four “Fight Night” bonuses and finishes.

Green, now without an opponent, will be rescheduled for a later date.

Below is the current lineup:

UFC Flyweight Championship
Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Chris Cariaso

Lightweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Eddie Alvarez

Bantamweight: Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki

Middleweight: Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero

Featherweight: Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier

Female Bantamweight: Cat Zingano vs. Amanda Nunes

Welterweight: John Howard vs. Brian Ebersole

Welterweight: Patrick Cote vs. Stephen Thompson

Lightweight: James Krause vs. Jorge Masvidal

Lightweight: Kevin Lee vs. Jon Tuck

Bantamweight: Manny Gamburyan vs. Cody Gibson