Donald Cerrone vs Eddie Alvarez Lightweight Bout Targeted for UFC 178

According to Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez could be a replacement for Khabib Nurmagomedov who was injured and forced to withdraw from his Donald Cerrone fight at UFC 178, scheduled for Sept. 27, 2014 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

If this happens Eddie Alvarez could be fighting Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone on the promotion’s stacked card “Jones vs. Cormier”.

Sources close to the bout who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the matchup had not yet been finalized confirmed the news to The bout is contingent on the UFC acquiring Alvarez’s services from Bellator. Negotiations are ongoing because Alvarez currently remains under Bellator contract at the time of this writing.


By: Roberto Villa