It looks like the UFC could be adding a new piece of talent to their already-deep lightweight division in the near future, as word has surfaced stating former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez has been offered a UFC contract. No date has been targeted for his potential debut, and in reality there’s no certainty Alvarez will accept the deal based on a clause in his previous deal stating Bellator has a right to match the UFC’s terms.
If signed, Alvarez would join Hector Lombard as one of two former Bellator title-holders on the roster.
Alvarez holds an overall record of 24-3 including wins over the likes of Tatsuya Kawajiri, Roger Huerta, Pat Curran, and Shinya Aoki. He was most recently seen stopping Patricky Freire with strikes in the opening round of their October outing.
SOURCE: Sports Illustrated
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