By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Eddie Alvarez has signed with ONE Championship. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native signed with the company that is based in Kallang, Singapore.
It is considered the biggest MMA promotion in the world. It was founded in July 2011.
The 34-year-old, who is nicknamed “The Underground King,” made the announcement on the company’s CEO Chatri Sityodtong’s Twitter account. He signed his contract in the video, as well.
“The moment of truth has arrived,” he said in the video. “I know you’ve heard the rumors. They’re true. We got our contract from [ONE Championship] and we’re all signed up … This couldn’t have gone any smoother. It didn’t take too long, everyone is happy and I’m super excited. The Underground King is coming to ONE.”
Alvarez is 29-6-1 in his MMA career. He has won 16 wins by knockout with seven more wins by submission. He also has six decision wins.
Three of his losses have come via knockout. He also lost twice by submission and once by decision.
He lost his last fight with the UFC, which happened at UFC on FOX 30 on July 28th, 2018. He lost in a second-round knockout to Dustin Poirier.
“I am thrilled to announce that multiple-time world champion Eddie Alvarez will be joining ONE Championship on a multiple-bout contract,” Sityodtong said in a statement. “Eddie is one of the world’s best martial arts 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 match ups and performances. This is no doubt one of the biggest athlete signings in the history of ONE Championship.”
Besides fighting in the UFC from 2014 through 2018, he also fought with Bellator MMA, and numerous other promotions.
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