The UFC is always looking to add the best talent in the world regardless of their current place of employment. In that vein, two fighters who call Bellator home are among those on the UFC’s radar, as Eddie Alvarez and Hector Lombard are on the cusp of free agency.
Past reports confirmed middleweight champ Lombard was already offered a contract by the UFC with Bellator being given the option to match the deal or let him walk. A decision on the matter is expected in the near future.
Meanwhile, Alvarez avenged a previous submission loss to Shinya Aoki by defeating the Japanese icon this past Friday at Bellator 66 and certainly impressed in doing so.
“I think Eddie Alvarez is a great fighter. You know us, man. We’re always looking to get the best fighters in the world in the UFC and he’s one of them,” said UFC President Dana White in a recent interview with MMAJunkie. “I (also) like (Lombard). I like him a lot. So we’ll see what happens.”
Neither Alvarez or Lombard have fought in the UFC though Lombard was set to before visa issues in 2007 kept him from making an appearance. The middleweight has went 24-0-1 over his last 25 fights while Alvarez holds a career mark of 23-3.
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