The UFC attempted to sign Alvarez once before, but Bellator countered the offer and a legal battle ensued between the promotion and the fighter. Alvarez ultimately returned to Bellator, however, and proceeded to defeat Chandler last November.
The 30 year-old reportedly has one more bout on his Bellator deal, and was scheduled to fight Chandler for a third time in May, but withdrew due to a concussion.
Neither the UFC, Bellator or Alvarez has made any official comment regarding the report.
Vitor: ‘I’m Like An Animal, Fighting In Another Dimension’
“I’m like an animal. TRT doesn’t give you spinning kicks, uppercuts. You can put TRT in your body. Look all those guys that were on TRT, they didn’t have good performances. Why? That’s the question.” “I‘m fighting in another dimension. It’s not personal. It’s personal in the Octagon, but I just have to be better, how I can kick and how I can knee. I’m also improving, and that’s why I’m fighting in another dimension now.”
UFC Announces Anderson Silva-Nick Diaz Super Fight set for Super Bowl Weekend, 2015
Now that Nick Diaz is armed with a new UFC contract, the promotion has announced that he will face the legendary Anderson Silva on January 31st, 2015.
The super fight will be contested at 185 pounds and will headline UFC 183, which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. The venue for the event has yet to be confirmed.
Silva and Diaz have expressed an interest in fighting each other for some time, however, it wasn’t clear if and when the fight would happen.
Diaz (26-9) hasn’t fought since March, 2013, when he was decisioned by then, welterweight champ, Georges St-Pierre. After the bout Diaz announced he was taking a leave from fighting, and said he wasn’t interested in competing again unless an all-star opportunity materialized.
Silva (33-6) will also be returning from a considerable layoff, as the former middleweight champ hasn’t fought since December, when he broke his leg while facing Chris Weidman
Chingon Presents Pure Pain Cage Fights 2 By: Daniel "BigTrip" Quintana
Chingon Fight Gear presented Pure Pain Cage Fights 2 July 26th from the Trading Post in Porterville, Ca. The outdoor venue provided a night of fun and exciting amateur MMA bouts. Surrounded with a party like atmosphere, where fans were able to beat the heat with cold beverages, good food, music, and much more.
In the main event of the evening, Central Valley Combat Academy's Cartay Taylor out of Porterville took on Fresno's Chris Newton in a middleweight match up. Taylor landed a leg kick right out the gate, following up with a combo that ended with a hard right hand that stunned Newton. Taylor unloaded a fury of punches on a downed Newton until the referee stopped the fight at only :26 seconds into round 1.
Porterville's David Ojeda defeated Daniel Hantz in quick fashion, earning a TKO. Ojeda slammed Hantz to the mat where he then landed a barrage of punches until the referee stopped the fight at only :38 seconds into round 1.
Fearless Fighter's Heavyweight Vincent Zavala out of Porterville stopped John Darvin by TKO. Fighters came out swinging for the fences with Zavala getting the better of the exchange, landing hard shots until the referee was forced to stop the fight at just :17 seconds into round 1.
In the muay thai/kick boxing portion of the card:
Neal Zuati defeated Jesus Sandoval by TKO after landing a hard right hand that dropped Sandoval. Sandoval answered the 10 count, but let the referee know he was done, giving Zuati the win in round 2.
Fresno's Mark Julian defeats Josh Bozarth landing a hard body shot in the second round that ended the fight.
Team Buhawe's Granson Clark, Mark Julian, and Jean Alias put on a demonstration showcasing their skills as they alternated in a three round sparing session.