The former Ufc and Bellator Lw champion Eddie Alvarez entered this fight with a professional record of 28-5-0 (79% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.3 lightweight in the world. He beat Rafael dos Anjos in 2016 (=Dos Anjos vs Alvarez) but then he lost to current #1 Lw Conor McGregor (=Alvarez vs McGregor) and he has faced Dustin Poirier but the bout ended in a no-contest (=Alvarez vs Poirier).
His opponent, the undefeated Wsof Lw champion Justin Gaethje, has a perfect record of 18-0-0 (89% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.7 in the same weight class. In his last three fights he has won over Brian Foster (=Gaethje vs Foster), Luiz Firmino (=Gaethje vs Firmino) and Michael Johnson (Mma Fight of the year 2017 candidate, Johnson vs Gaethje). Alvarez vs Gaethje is on the undercard of Max Holloway vs Jose Aldo 2 – UFC 218. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 218: Holloway vs Aldo 2
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
UFC 218 fight card (main fights):
Max Holloway vs Jose Aldo 2
Alistair Overeem vs Francis Ngannou
Henry Cejudo vs Sergio Pettis
Eddie Alvarez vs Justin Gaethje
Charles Oliveira vs Paul Felder
Alex Oliveira vs Yancy Medeiros
Alvarez’s previous fight: Eddie Alvarez vs Dustin Poirier
Gaethje’s previous fight: Michael Johnson vs Justin Gaethje
Gaethje’s next fight: Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje
Alvarez’s next fight: Eddie Alvarez vs Dustin Poirier 2
Alvarez vs Gaethje Fight Video:
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