Mike Chiappetta, MMA Fighting

Eddie Alvarez vs. Bellator legal battle

Back in January, Alvarez revealed that he was being sued the promotion. Alvarez filed a countersuit of his own in response. Despite recent settlement talks, it's now clear the case will go to trial. Keep your eyes here for all any updates relating to the proceedings.

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Eddie Alvarez talks about being back with Bellator

Eddie Alvarez sat down with Alexandra Robinson to talk about the end of his Bellator Contract dispute, his plans for the fight, and his feelings about being on a Bellator PPV.

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Report: More details about Alvarez' return

Shortly after the announcement of Alvarez's return to the Bellator cage, Ariel Helwani reported some interesting details about the settlement.

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Alvarez' manager hoping to settle with Bellator

Eddie Alvarez, the former Bellator Lightweight champ, is locked in limbo awaiting trial in his various lawsuits with the promotion but his manager says they are working to reach a settlement.

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Alvarez to be tied up in court most of next year

Former Bellator LW champ Eddie Alvarez is looking at spending most of the next year in court fighting to get out of his contract with the country's #2 MMA organization.

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The Bellator trap sinks fighters

In the midst of a very ugly breakup with Eddie Alvarez, long the promotion's biggest star, the statements and actions of three fighters say a lot about where Bellator stands in the MMA world today. Muhammed 'King Mo' Lawal, the one man Spike TV hype bubble, the troubled Paul Daley and UFC washout Leonard Garcia give three telling perspectives on the promotion.

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Makovsky on Alvarez: 'I hope it works out for him'

Former Bellator bantamweight champion Zach Makvosky talks about dropping down to a new division, the politics of his Bellator contract, and his hopes of a shot in the UFC.

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Alvarez says Bellator changed terms of contract

Bellator lightweight star, Eddie Alvarez , details how Bellator changed the terms of his original contract to make it appear that they were effectively matching all the terms of his UFC offer.

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Alvarez sells house, contemplates illegal fights

Throughout 2013, Alvarez has been stuck in a legal battle with Bellator over the matching clause in his contract. While the parties had tried to reach a settlement, talks turned sour and a trial is looking likely.

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Bellator motion to dismiss Alvarez claim rejected

The legal battle between the former champion and his former employer continues. Bellator attempted to get the crux of Alvarez's counterclaim dismissed, but the motion was rejected by the presiding judge.

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Judge rules that Alvarez will NOT fight at UFC 159

The decision is in, and it is official - Eddie Alvarez has had his injunction denied, and will not be allowed to fight at UFC 159.

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Fighters react to Alvarez/Bellator lawsuit

Following the news of Eddie's pending lawsuit with Bellator, some of his fellow fighters give their opinion of the situation.

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