1. Bellator Champ Eddie Alvarez: 'Phony' Gilbert Melendez Is Ducking Me

    Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has a bone to pick with perennial UFC contender Gilbert Melendez since he believes "El Nino" has been consciously avoiding a fight with him for years...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 1 month ago 6,897 reads 40 comments

  2. Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler III: Early Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Bellator is sitting on the most intriguing competitive rivalry in the sport of MMA right now in the form of Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. The men have had two bouts that have been considered among the best fights of the year in 2011 and 2013...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 2 months ago 1,902 reads 6 comments

  3. WSOF VP Ali Abdelaziz Claims 'Eddie Alvarez Single-Handedly Ruined' Bellator

    Many felt Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was the victim during his 10-month contract dispute with the company last year, when Bellator refused to let "The Silent Assassin" take his talents to the UFC...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 3 months ago 8,178 reads 19 comments

  4. Eddie Alvarez Shows the Art of Ringcraft

    Boxing is an ambiguous term. Boxing can refer to the sport of pugilism; strapping on gloves and fighting under Queensbury rules for ten to twelve rounds. Or boxing can mean a specific type of fighting within that context...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 6 months ago 6,535 reads 16 comments

  5. Bellator 106: Did the Judges Rob Michael Chandler of His Lightweight Belt?

    At times, Eddie Alvarez pushed Michael Chandler to the brink of breaking in their captivating lightweight title bout at Bellator 106 on Saturday. And when the final bell sounded, Chandler certainly looked like the more battered man...

    Dustin Filloy Written by Dustin Filloy about 6 months ago 7,889 reads 58 comments

  6. After 2nd War with Chandler, Alvarez Tweets Pic of Stitched-Up Left Eyelid

    Who says rematches between two elite-level competitors can't live up to the original meeting inside the cage? Last night, Eddie Alvarez , after a 13-month layoff due to a contract ...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 6 months ago 9,548 reads 27 comments

  7. Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler II: Breaking Down the Compustrike Numbers

    Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler are evenly matched, folks. In their first fight at Bellator 58, each man nearly ended the fight on several occasions, and their rematch ...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 6 months ago 1,122 reads 6 comments

  8. Eddie Alvarez, Michael Chandler Put Bellator on Their Shoulders (Again)

    By the time Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler began their rematch for the lightweight championship on Saturday night, the main card broadcast of Bellator 106 was already three hours, six minutes old...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 8,446 reads 38 comments

  9. Chandler on 1st Alvarez Fight: Feeling Pain Lets You Know You're Human, Alive

    Undefeated Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler gets a long-awaited rematch with the man he won the title from, Eddie Alvarez , tonight at Bellator 106...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 6 months ago 874 reads 1 comments

  10. Bellator 106: 3 Questions We Have About Eddie Alvarez

    Besides Gilbert Melendez and Benson Henderson, Eddie Alvarez is the best lightweight in the world without a title...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 1,423 reads 7 comments

  11. Dana White: UFC Doesn't Sign Bellator Rejects, Alvarez Loses They Won't Sign Him

    It was just a few months ago that Eddie Alvarez was the most popular kid in school as he had two different promotions fighting over the right to obtain his services...

    Damon Martin Written by Damon Martin about 8 months ago 16,643 reads 58 comments

  12. Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Many feared it would never materialize, but—once he settled his differences with Bellator MMA — Eddie Alvarez all but finalized his highly anticipated rematch with lightweight linchpin Michael Chandler...

    Dustin Filloy Written by Dustin Filloy about 8 months ago 5,007 reads 23 comments

  13. Michael Chandler Won't See Free Agency, Signs Lucrative New Deal with Bellator

    Less than a week away from his next title defense, Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler has signed a lucrative new eight-fight, multi -year deal with the promotion...

    Damon Martin Written by Damon Martin about 9 months ago 4,100 reads 30 comments

  14. MMA's Best Brawls of All Time

    The process of creating a mixed martial arts countdown is like writing a recognition speech; you will inevitably leave someone out and anger others...

    Alex Neely Written by Alex Neely about 9 months ago 1,946 reads 24 comments

  15. Eddie Alvarez Tweets Bellator Early Release Letter with Alleged Changed Language

    Former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has had no issue making his feud with Bellator public over the last few months, which is why it's no surprise he tweeted a copy of his early release letter Sunday morning...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 11 months ago 5,114 reads 21 comments

  16. Bellator's Brian Rogers Defends Promotion in Wake of Eddie Alvarez Lawsuit

    A lot has been said recently about Bellator Fighting Championships in the wake of former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez 's pending trial with the company over his contract...

    Damon Martin Written by Damon Martin about 12 months ago 2,179 reads 5 comments

  17. Eddie Alvarez Discusses His Lawsuit with Viacom-Owned Bellator, UFC Offer

    Last Friday, I wrote an opinion piece detailing my belief that Bellator and Viacom were making a mistake in their litigious efforts to keep lightweight star Eddie Alvarez with the promotion...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 11,008 reads 21 comments

  18. Bellator, Bjorn Rebney Making a Huge Mistake in Legal Battle with Eddie Alvarez

    Let's explore a hypothetical situation: You're an employer running a fairly large company where your profits are predicated on the good work of your employees. The happier they are, the more they produce...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 months ago 6,252 reads 8 comments

  19. Bellator: Why MMA's Second Largest Organisation Is Failing Our Fighters

    Why do we value the existence of an organisation like Bellator ? There are a variety of reasons, but two stand out as being of particular importance. The first, and perhaps most obvious, is that fans appreciate the content it provides...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 12 months ago 8,145 reads 35 comments