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Eddie Alvarez vs. Joachim Hansen

Main Card | Tournament Quarter-Finals | 70 kg

Eddie Alvarez defeats Joachim Hansen via 2 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Eddie "The Underground King" Alvarez
Mmaweekly large Joachim "Hellboy" Hansen

Round 2

Eddie Alvarez Joachim Hansen

"The Underground King" "Hellboy"

13-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   17-6-1
Climbed to 14-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 17-7
+130 (Slight Underdog)   Betting Odds   -140 (Slight Favorite)
Us United States   Nationality   No Norway
Boca Raton, Florida   Fighting out of   Oslo, Oslo, Norway
24 years, 4 months   Age at Fight   28 years, 11 months, 1 day
154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs)
5'9" (176cm)   Height   5'10" (178cm)
69.0" (175cm)   Reach   N/A
Blackzilians   Gym   Hellboy Hansen MMA
Dream 3
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Dream 3: Lightweight GP 2008 Second Round
  • Date: Sunday 05.11.2008
  • Referee: Yuji Shimada
  • Venue: Saitama Super Arena
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • Location: Saitama, Japan
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 7 of 8)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 70 kg (154.3 lbs)
  • TV Commentary: Kenny Rice, Bas Rutten
  • Broadcast: N/A
  • Post-Fight Interviewer:
  • Alvarez Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Hansen Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Tournament: Dream 2008 Lightweight Grand Prix
  • Tournament Round: Quarter-Finals
  • Event Links:

Alvarez vs. Hansen Wiki Update Wiki

After establishing himself as a talented lightweight competing for MFC and Bodog, Eddie Alvarez burst onto the international MMA scene as a top-ranked lightweight in the 2008 Dream Lightweight Grand Prix. During the Grand Prix, Alvarez was involved in two of the best fights of the year, the first of which came against Norwegian striker Joachim Hansen at Dream 3.

Rutten: “Joachim Hansen is like a little Viking. If you make a mistake or shoot in, he will land that knee on your head. Eddie Alvarez is also a great striker who has only lost once in 14 fights.”

Alvarez entered the ring first, followed by Hansen. The announcers spoke about each man’s punching power to hype the bout. While both fighters landed hard shots at various points during the opening round, Alvarez dictated where the fight took place, taking Hansen down at will and doing more damage with accurate and consistent ground and pound. Rice: “Hansen has eaten some leather and he’s still there, so you’ve got to wonder what’s going on in the mind of [Eddie Alvarez].”

While Hansen bounced back with some close submission attempts in the second frame, including a Kimura that had Alvarez rolling to escape, Alvarez was the fresher of the two fighters and continued to pour on the offense, sealing the win with a Unanimous Decision.With the win over Hansen, Alvarez found himself riding a wave of popularity he had never before received, fueling him to victory in the Dream Lightweight Grand Prix semifinals two months later when he fought and defeated Tatsuya Kawajiri in perhaps the best fight of 2008.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:34 PM ET
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