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13th Oct 2018

Eddie Alvarez next fight looks like it will be in ONE Championship

Conan Doherty

Eddie Alvarez is set to get the payday he deserves.

One of MMA’s good guys looks like he’s about to take his business away from Dana White and the UFC and link up with Japanese promotion ONE Championship.

The 34-year-old who boasts a 29-6 record in the pro game fought only in July there but was stopped in the second round by Dustin Poirier. He won Fight of the Night the December beforehand though when he finished Justin Gaethje with an unbelievable uppercut knee that sunk his compatriot.

But before the Poirier battles, Alvarez lost his lightweight belt – the one he took from Rafael dos Anjos – to Conor McGregor at the end of 2016 but he was completely magnanimous in defeat.

Now, Ariel Helwani is reporting that Alvarez is off.

Dana White said after the Poirier fight that he would not stand in the way if The Underground King wanted to sign with another promotion and the free agent looks like he’s about to break a record.

A move there would see Alvarez become the most high-profile and most expensive signing at ONE but he joins a growing list of reputable names who have put pen to paper and, with this move, it could open the vortex for more to follow.