Edward or Eddie Alvarez is a mixed martial artist from America who fights in UFC (currently) and also competed in Bellator MMA, DREAM promotion and ProElite’s EliteXC. He is first and now the only fighter who won championships in both Bellator MMA and UFC. He has won against the former champions such as Shinya Aoki, Anthony Pettis, Rafael dos Anjos, and many more. He is known by the title ‘The Underground King.’ In MMA, he has a stunning record of 29 wins in 35 matches. Keep reading to know more about Eddie Alvarez’s net worth in 2018.
Eddie Alvarez’s Early Life
Eddie was born on 11th January 1984 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. in Kensington. He studied at Northeast Catholic High School where he got his interest in wrestling. He was a National Prep All – American wrestler. He got married to Jamie Alvarez and is a father of three children, namely, Eddie Jr., Anthony and Alister Alvarez. He currently lives in Northeast Philadelphia with his family.
Eddie Alvarez Career, Awards & Achievement
After completing his high school, he started to get a career in MMA fighting. He first participated in ‘Ring of Combat 5′ where he defeated Anthony Ladonna by 1-0, similarly winning consistently for next two years. In 2005, he took part in Europhia by representing the USA, winning three matches. In 2006, he took part in MFC where he won the MFC Welterweight Championship against Derrick Noble. He tried in Bodog Fight in 2007, but can’t win his body size gave the disadvantage. Further, he also took part in EliteXC where he competed in the 160-pound division.
He got a career change when he joined Bellator Fighting Championship on 3rd April 2009. He was the first-ever winner of Bellator’s Lightweight Championship by winning against Toby Imada using a rear naked choke. He held his title until 2011 when he faced Michael Chandler at Bellator 58. Their fight was called ‘2011 Fight of the Year’. He lost the championship by a score of 22-3. After this, he fought Shinya Aoki and Patricky Freire, where he had beaten them with ease. In 2013, he got his rematch against Michael Chandler where Alvarez won with a split decision to become the Bellator Lightweight championship again. In 2014, he got released from his contract in Bellator.
He joined UFC on 19th August 2014 in the lightweight championship. He got to face Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis and won against them with split decisions. He faced Rafael dos Anjos on 7th July 2016 for the UFC Lightweight Championship and won with a knockout and received ‘Performance of the Night.’ Later on 12th November 2016, he defended his title against Conor McGregor, where he lost the title via TKO in the 2nd round.
On 2nd December 2017, he faced Gaethje where he won by knockout.
Awards and Recognition
Eddie Alvarez got the title of ‘The Underground King.’ He won the Bellator Lightweight Championship two times and was the first one to get that. He was also got the MFC Welterweight Championship, Reality Fighting Welterweight Championship, and BodogFIGHT Welterweight Championship. He won UFC Lightweight Championship and retained it only for a short time.
Net Worth of Eddie Alvarez
Eddie Alvarez has a stunning net worth of approximately $10 million which he receives from his fights and bonus awards. He has a huge fan following on social websites and does branding for some companies thus getting that net worth.
Eddie Alvarez, born in Kensington, was a wrestling lover from his high school time. He got married to Jamie Alvarez and has three sons, Eddie Jr., Anthony and Alister Alvarez. He has participated in MMC Fighter Championship, Bellator Fighting Championship, UFC Lightweight Championship, and many more. Considered as an amateur, he has won titles at the very first of his joining the Championships such as in MMC and Bellator.