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Joel Alvarez, the Spaniard who is nearing the top 15 in the UFC, is postponing his return to the octagon

Joel Alvarez, the Spaniard who is nearing the top 15 in the UFC, is postponing his return to the octagon

DrAnd different parts Hurricane Elia Topuria, who destroyed everything related to the UFC in Spain after her featherweight crown And with other goals (energetic and sporting) appears Joel Alvarez (Gijon, 1993). [20-3] In the sky of mixed martial arts in Spain. Until the unification of “El Matador”, the Asturian was the biggest representative of the company in Spain – along with the legend Juan Espino -, But breaks characterize his career today. He was going to fight the amazing Ludovit Klein at the Apex in Las Vegas on March 2, but stressed on social media that it should be cancelled. April 27 is the new date.

Alvarez is a different fighter than Topuria. great Standing punch, with classy Muay Thai and the ability to submit on the ground, as happened in his recent win over Mark Diaquez In London (UFC Fight Night). “The Phenom” was ranked in the lightweight division (the most competitive in the company) after defeating Thiago Moises. Although he took the risk of meeting Arman Tsarukyan – now at the gates of the Belt – and it ended with a bad result.

After his victory over Diakiese, he returned to the gates of the top 15, but the UFC decided to pair him with Ludovit Klein (20-4-1). Another puncher, an amazing fighter, but far from the top of the world rankings. Originally it was scheduled to be in Saudi Arabia, But the Middle Eastern kingdom decided to postpone the evening, considering it a billboard that was not important enough. It happened on March 2nd in Las Vegas. Gijón's preparations had changed somewhat, but nothing drastic. Even after a few days of travel… bad news arrives.

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“I'm not fighting on March 2. I'm fighting on April 27,” he explained. He has not yet confirmed whether his US visa has been renewed, which may be the reason. Even more so when the UFC intends to keep Klein on the card. This means that Alvarez It could have another competitor.

in the past, El Fenomeno had other problems with his visa, which prevented him from fighting normally in the United States but did not prevent him from going to other countries. (Great Britain, UAE…). He's on the cusp of making the top 15, but his mentality is different from, say, Topuria's. He considers himself a “worker” and wants to fight regularly to improve his portfolio and contract. For now, it will be April 27th.