Former UFC and Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez is headed to ONE Championship, the Asian-based promotion announced.
Please join me in welcoming Eddie Alvarez to @ONEChampionship! I am super excited for our fans to witness Eddie's high octane, explosive dynamite KO style. Stay tuned for more big news! @Ealvarezfight pic.twitter.com/bM3K0COlie
— Chatri Sityodtong (@YODCHATRI) October 16, 2018
Alvarez last fought in July, dropping a bout to Dustin Poirier. He is 29-6 overall with a no-contest, holding wins throughout this career over the likes of Justin Gaethje, Rafael dos Anjos, Anthony Pettis, Gilbert Melendez, Michael Chandler and Shinya Aoki.
Below is a press release from ONE Championship:
The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship (ONE), has just announced that the promotion has signed former mixed martial arts lightweight world champion “The Underground King” Eddie Alvarez to a multiple bout contract. Alvarez joins a stacked ONE Championship roster, which is the most talent-rich martial arts roster in the industry including world champions from mixed martial arts, Muay Thai, kickboxing, boxing, and the like.
Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “I am thrilled to announce that multiple-time world champion Eddie Alvarez will be joining ONE Championship on a multiple-bout contract. Eddie is one of the world’s best martial artists in the world, and is no doubt a tremendous addition to the ONE roster. The ONE Championship roster is incredibly deep with talents such as Shinya Aoki, Eduard Folayang, and Amir Khan, among others. I am excited to have Eddie in that mix and to see some amazing matchups and performances. This is no doubt one of the biggest athlete signings in the history of ONE Championship.”
Known as “The Underground King”, former multiple-time world champion Eddie Alvarez of the United States is a mixed martial arts legend who has competed for the world’s top mixed martial arts promotions. The experience he has gathered over a stellar 15 year professional career so far is beyond impressive, with wins over some of the biggest names in the sport. Alvarez’ most notable victories have come against the likes of Roger Huerta, Shinya Aoki, Gilbert Melendez, Anthony Pettis, Rafael Dos Anjos, and most recently Justin Gaethje. Recognized for his well-rounded skills and unwavering will to win, Alvarez now joins the ONE Championship lightweight division looking to continue his legendary career in the world’s largest martial arts organization.