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Eddie Alvarez signs with ONE Championship, hopes to continues his “belt collector” run

Alvarez has won titles all over the world, hence the “Underground King” nickname.

One of the most decorated fighters in MMA today will look to add more gold to his trophy case after finding a new home. Eddie Alvarez has officially joined ONE Championship.

“The moment of truth has arrived,” Alvarez stated in the above 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 went any smoother. It didn’t take too long, everyone is happy and I’m super excited. The Underground King is coming to ONE.”

Philadelphia’s Alvarez (29-6, 1NC) has won titles all over the world, hence the “Underground King” nickname. He spent the early part of his career in BodogFight, becoming the first Welterweight Champion. Speaking of firsts, Alvarez joined Bellator in 2009 and beat Greg Loughran at Bellator 1. He ended up going 9-1 with the promotion, becoming the first Lightweight World Champion at Bellator 12, defeating Toby Imada. He ended up winning the title another time before joining the UFC in 2014.

While Alvarez lost to Donald Cerrone in his debut bout, he went on a three-fight win streak after, gaining the UFC Lightweight Title in the process. He lost it in his first defense against Conor McGregor inside Madison Square Garden. After that, he went 1-1 with one no-contest. His last fight was a KO loss to Dustin Poirier back in July.

It is expected that Alvarez will be one of the top fighters in the promotion, with a title match reportedly set for him already.

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