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Alvarez vs. Kotani and Reis vs. Ferguson set for Extreme Challenge’s “War at the Shore”

Despite having lost to Shinya Aoki in a match to decide the first-ever WAMMA lightweight champion during FEG’sDynamite!!” event on New Year’s Eve, Eddie Alvarez is set to compete again on January 23 during Extreme Challenge’sWar at the Shore.”

And after traveling half-way around the world to challenge Aoki, Alvarez (13-2) will be fighting much closer to his native Philadelphia when he squares off against Naoyuki Kotani (17-8-4) at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Joining Alvarez on the card will be two of his teammates from the Philadelphia Fight Factory with both former BodogFIGHT women’s champion Tara LaRosa and former Division I wrestler Zach Makovsky scheduled to compete as well.

LaRosa’s opponent has yet to be determined while Makovsky is set to John Hosman, an 11-4-1 fighter who trains out of Colin Oyama’s Team Oyama.

Makovsky, 4-1, is one of the top fighters competing at 135 pounds not currently in the WEC.  His most recent fight took place on the undercard of EliteXC’sPrimetime” event on May 31 in Newark, N.J. Facing American Top Team’s Andre Soares, Makovsky was declared the victor by unanimous decision.

Also scheduled to compete on the card is current EliteXC bantamweight (140 pound) champion Wilson Reis. Reis, 5-0, is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil but has called Philadelphia home for the past four years. His homecoming fight is scheduled to take place against Josh Ferguson, 6-1.

Former EliteXC competitor and Pros vs. Joes season one winner Charlie Brenneman is also set for action against Edward O’Daniel.

  • koolpaw says:

    just an information quoting Japanese news site Sponavi

    SASAHARA of DREAM org mantioned about Alvarez`s leg — bone seemed ok, but there is a possibility of having damaged the ligament, have to wait for the result of more detailed diagnosis. The result may say Alvarez has to be off from fights for several months.

    How do u think? i dont trust those guys like Sasahara, Tanigawa anyways. coz They always expresses things exaggeratedly, they often lie u know

    But yes Alvarez may hurt his leg for real this time.

  • Lyquid says:

    Heel Hooks are bad. If you fuck it up you can make someone not walk again.

  • jj420 says:

    that was a nasty submission, i hope that eddie signing onto this bout signals his leg is ok.

    everyone loses sooner or later, and eddie has a very bright future.

  • NJMMAFan says:

    yea eddie is sick, i was worried he broke his ankle or something because in the clip he seems ok in the hook then all the sudden he screams and taps. i hope hes ok id drive to AC to watch him fight

  • platypus says:

    that was a reverse heel hook. much more painful and dangerous, ouchies. i like doing them but hate receiving them. i always verbally submit cuz its faster =)

  • HexRei says:

    it’s not like this was eddie’s first loss either. the guy will come back.

  • Tom says:

    This sucks, I wanted Eddie to make the move to UFC at some point, Aoki will get killed in the UFC. Penn (and manyother LW’s) would buse him, Eddie would be a great addition to this extremly deep division.

  • King Solomon says:

    Eddie fucked up. He should beat Aoki easily. He really let me down. i’m sick of Aoki pants too.


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