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Bellator Matches UFC’s Offer To Eddie Alvarez

Eddie Alvarez still doesn’t know when – or, more important, where – his next fight is going to happen.

Alvarez, who was offered a contract by the UFC, has had the deal matched by Bellator, according to

Bellator, the place Alvarez called home for the past several years, had the right to match any deal presented to the former lightweight champion.

Now, the contracts will be reviewed by a legal team. The source indicated that Alvarez is looking to have the terms of the deal with Bellator carefully looked over.

Alvarez (24-3) won eight of his nine Bellator fights, dropping the title to Michael Chandler in late 2011. He rebounded to post a pair of victories since.

All parties involved declined to comment when asked about the situation. Following a recent event, UFC president Dana White said things were going to get “ugly” in regards to Alvarez and his potential entrance into the UFC.

Alvarez posted a message via Twitter following news of the contract talks.

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