Former Bodog Fight welterweight champion Eddie Alvarez has signed a new three-fight deal with EliteXC, as well as a deal with M-1 Global, as first reported by Sam Caplan, editor at ProElite.com.
Since the sudden disappearance of Bodog Fight from television, a few of their fighters have begun appearing on different shows. Alvarez was considered one of the top commodities of the company.
Currently 11-1 in professional competition, he competed solely at welterweight in his time with Bodog, but will now drop to 160 pounds to fight for both EliteXC and M-1.
MMAWeekly.com contacted Alvarez on Friday when a press release from Showtime stated he would be fighting Carlos Quinlon on the undercard of the Jan. 25 ShoXC event in Atlantic City, but at the time, no deal had been finalized. It now appears the former Bodog champion will square off against Hawaiian Ross “Da Boss” Ebanez as a part of the main event for the show.
British upstart Paul Daley is also slated to be on the same card, but his opponent has not been named as of yet.
Alvarez managed a 3-1 record while fighting for Bodog with his lone loss coming at the hands of Nick “The Goat” Thompson by TKO in the first half of 2007.
There has been no word on when he may debut for M-1 Global.