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Exclusive: Eddie Alvarez signs three fight contract with EliteXC; will headline next ShoXC event ( has learned that former BodogFIGHT welterweight champion Eddie Alvarez has signed a three fight contract with EliteXC.

The Philadelphia native will debut for the promotion on Jan. 25 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City against Ross “Da Boss” Ebanez in a headlining match during the promotion’s ShoXC card.

Despite a press release issued by EliteXC on Friday that advertised Alvarez for the ShoXC card in an non-televised match against Carlos Quinlon, a deal between the promotion and Alvarez was not finalized until over the weekend.

As a part his agreement with EliteXC, Alvarez will also be allowed to compete for the M-1 Global promotion.

Alvarez, 11-1, has competed as a welterweight for his entire 12-fight professional MMA career but will be competing in EliteXC’s 160 lbs. division.

Alvarez was a much sought after free agent who BodogFIGHT had been attempting to re-sign. A source also indicated in December that Alvarez had received an offer from the WEC that would have potentially seen him debut for the promotion on Feb. 13 in a match against Dave Terrel.


  • Jeremy says:

    Certainly a nice signing for EliteXC.

    “As a part his agreement with EliteXC, Alvarez will also be allowed to compete for the M-1 Global promotion.”

    Any idea if the fights with M-1 count on his contract or just that he is allowed to fight separately for that promotion?

  • Sam Caplan says:

    The three fights are for EliteXC only. But there is language in his EliteXC contract that allows him to fight for M-1 Global on a separate basis.

  • Evan says:

    Good signing.

    So how long until we see Trevor Prangley sign elsewhere?

  • Sam Caplan says:

    I think pretty soon, probably. You’d have to think that the WEC, EliteXC, and M-1 will all have interest.

  • Evan says:

    Amazing. I really thought Bodog was going to be a big deal in the MMA world.

  • dizzle says:

    I like WEC more than UFC right now. The fights are alot more exciting.

  • Iain says:

    Paul Daley is fighting Sam Morgan on this card. Straight from the horse’s mouth.


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