Former UFC and Bellator MMA Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez has signed a multi-fight deal with One Championship.
One Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong posted the following video with Alvarez on his official Twitter, confirming news first reported by MMA Brasil:
Please join me in welcoming Eddie Alvarez to @ONEChampionship! I am super excited for our fans to witness Eddie's high octane, explosive dynamite KO style. Stay tuned for more big news! @Ealvarezfight pic.twitter.com/bM3K0COlie— Chatri Sityodtong (@YODCHATRI) October 16, 2018
Here is a transcript of what Alvarez said in the video:
“The moment of truth has arrived. I know you’ve heard the rumors. They’re true. We got our contract from [ONE Championship] and we’re all signed up...This couldn’t have went any smoother. It didn’t take too long, everyone is happy and I’m super excited. The Underground King is coming to ONE."
Sityodtong would also issue the following statement on the signing of Alvarez:
“I am thrilled to announce that multiple-time world champion Eddie Alvarez will be joining ONE Championship on a multiple-bout contract. Eddie is one of the world’s best martial artists in the world, and is no doubt a tremendous addition to the ONE roster. The ONE Championship roster is incredibly deep with talents such as Shinya Aoki, Eduard Folayang, and Amir Khan, among others. I am excited to have Eddie in that mix and to see some amazing matchups and performances. This is no doubt one of the biggest athlete signings in the history of ONE Championship.”
There is no word yet as to when Alvarez will make his promotional debut or whom that opponent could be.