Eddie Alvarez defeats Justin Gaethje via KO/TKO at 3:59 of Round 3 #18. TUF 26 coaches Eddie Alvarez (28-5) and Justin Gaethje (18-0) have been booked for a bout that screams fight of the year contender on paper. Greatest Fight of All Time #5. Only three men in history have shared the octagon with both Conor McGregor and Justin Gaethje. With confidence at an all-time high, Alavrez connected with a picture perfect combination as the round hit the 10-second mark before closing out the round with a Hail Mary rolling thunder.Picking up right where they left off, the two lightweights traded a series of jabs. "I was able to catch (Gaethje) quite a bit with punches, and you watch, Dustin (Poirier) was able to box him a little bit. Slow things down here and there. Gaethje fashion, he followed up with his own combination. Alvarez on autopilot is arguably Alvarez at his best.This is a Fight of the Night candidate, for sure. "Hopefully I won't stick around long enough that it happens to me. Eddie Alvarez meets Justin Gaethje in a pivotal lightweight match up at UFC 218, live on Pay-Per-View. A super-fight between McGregor and Gaethje has been mooted following the American's sensational victory over Tony Ferguson at UFC 249.Alvarez fought both McGregor and Gaethje during his spell in the UFC. If Alvarez turns a few of those into takedowns, it should get Gaethje to think twice about throwing them. He brings an action-packed style that instantly netted him 30,000 Instagram followers the night of his UFC debut.Both lightweights have described Saturday's fight as a competition between the sport's most violent. After whiffing on a left hook and right elbow, Gaethje continued to absorb punishment to his midsection before.

(Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images).On Saturday, Dec. 2, the UFC touched down in Detroit a to bring fight fabs UFC 218 live from Little Caesars Arena. But even if that's what he's mentally prepared for, it might not be what favors him.A lot of that comes down to durability. So when it comes to analyzing a potential fight between them, Eddie Alvarez is uniquely qualified. Plowing forward, Gaethje narrowly avoided another straight head kick and followed up with a leg kick, visibly hurting Alvarez. "He laughed and shook his head, but I told him I thought he should do it.

His chin is unbelievable and despite the ultra-aggressive approach, he's capable of compact, accurate flurries in a phone booth. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's not inviting wild exchanges, but he's always been good when they find him. What if they simply watched this one as fans? So when it comes to analyzing a potential fight between them, Eddie Alvarez is uniquely qualified. “The Underground King” lost his belt to McGregor at UFC 205 in November 2016. Eddie Alvarez expects Conor McGregor to stop Justin Gaethje if the two ever share the Octagon. Gaethje looked to establish his signature leg kicks early as Alvarez stuck to the outside against the cage. The fight was first announced by BJPenn.com. Turn him into the fence and smother him a bit.
"Since I've been with the UFC, I've tried balancing this idea of being an instinctual fighter and an analytical fighter, and I just went too far the other way," Alvarez said.

Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2017-12-02, great performance by both fighters: Eddie Alvarez vs Justin Gaethje is close to get four stars (UFC Fight of the Night).

It's when an opponent slows the tempo where Gaethje can be most guilty of haymaker headhunting.If Alvarez wants to be in a fight and get back to his instincts, no problem.
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155 lbs | MMA. I want to take punches. Biting down on his mouth guard, Alvarez walked through another uppercut but couldn’t escape Gaethje’s leg kicks.With zero breaks in the action, Alvarez gripped Gaethje’s head and connected with four straight right hooks to the midsection. That's it. Eddie Alvarez (28-5) vs. Justin Gaethje (18-0), lightweight Odds: Gaethje -175; Alvarez +155 Ahead of his 35th professional fight, Eddie … But again, Gaethje refused to show any signs of damage as he stood firmly in front of his opponent.

He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications.