ProElite.com (SamCaplan.ProElite.com) has learned that former BodogFIGHT welterweight champion Eddie Alvarez has signed a three fight contract with EliteXC.
The Philadelphia native will debut for the promotion on Jan. 25 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City against Ross “Da Boss” Ebanez in a headlining match during the promotion’s ShoXC card.
Despite a press release issued by EliteXC on Friday that advertised Alvarez for the ShoXC card in an non-televised match against Carlos Quinlon, a deal between the promotion and Alvarez was not finalized until over the weekend.
As a part his agreement with EliteXC, Alvarez will also be allowed to compete for the M-1 Global promotion.
Alvarez, 11-1, has competed as a welterweight for his entire 12-fight professional MMA career but will be competing in EliteXC’s 160 lbs. division.
Alvarez was a much sought after free agent who BodogFIGHT had been attempting to re-sign. A source also indicated in December that Alvarez had received an offer from the WEC that would have potentially seen him debut for the promotion on Feb. 13 in a match against Dave Terrel.