Eddie Alvarez admits his move to BKFC perfect for his “all gas, no breaks” style of fighting after domination of MMA world for over a decade

Eddie Alvarez, “The Underground King” is on cloud 9 about the fresh opportunity in front of him. Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship founder Dave Feldman recently declared that Alvarez had signed with the promotion and will fight Chad Mendes at BKFC 41. This bout will mark Alvarez’s bare-knuckle debut and his first competition in almost two years.

Alvarez is thrilled about this new stage of his career and spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. He talked about how he has always been interested in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship and also congratulated Dave on his progress. Additionally, since the Feldmans have been famous for boxing in Philadelphia, Eddie has known him for a long time.

Although he had been under contract with the UFC earlier, Alvarez has continued to maintain communication with Dave. 

Eddie said, “I had the opportunity to attend a local event in Hollywood, Florida a couple of months ago, and after attending that event, I had already made up my mind. It was more about finding the suitable opponent, finding the right guy to match up with, someone that will excite me, and a matchup that fans will truly be thrilled about.”

Eddie Alvarez on what made him join BKFC

When he was asked about what specifically about the event intrigued him Alvarez explained that what drew him to BKFC. It was the feeling of nostalgia of his wilder days, before becoming a professional fighter.

Eddie Alvarez

Alvarez said, “The fight itself was figured out in about three minutes, and it reminded me of when I first started. I never fought an MMA fight, I got in a lot of street fights when I was younger.”

He added, “I’ve been doing MMA for two decades now, so it’s fun to try something new. Chad is a great opponent who has fought world champion after world champion. He’s only lost to world-class fighters, and Chad is a dog.”

Eddie Alvarez

Despite his excitement about joining BKFC, Eddie Alvarez has not given up on MMA entirely. He stated that he intends to compete in the cage again in the future. Eddie emphasized that his agreement with BKFC permits him to pursue other fights outside the promotion.

BKFC 41 will occur on April 29 at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado.

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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