MMA: Eddie Alvarez and the Top 10 Lightweights

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MMA: Eddie Alvarez and the Top 10 Lightweights

Before Eddie Alvarez (22-2) defended his title Saturday night against Pat Curran (13-4), he was ranked by most as a top five lightweight fighter in the world. 

The 27-year-old and Bellator lightweight champion won a unanimous decision over five rounds of out-boxing and out-working the TapouT reality TV star, but the fight missed the finish that Alvarez had done 19 times before.

With a dominant but hard-fought victory over a non-top 10 lightweight, Alvarez' status loses a little luster, but he still remains a top 10 lightweight.

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