Report: UFC’s Bid For Eddie Alvarez Includes PPV Cut, Plans For Quick Title Shot
By FCF Staff
The battle for Eddie Alvarez has gotten heated as expected, and now that Bellator is suing the highly regarded fighter over the promotion’s latest bid, details have emerged about what the UFC is offering the free agent.
According to a report from MMA Junkie, the UFC’s contract offer to Alvarez includes the intent to get the former Bellator lightweight champ an immediate title shot, and the fighter would receive a share of pay-per-view sales ($1 per buy between 200,000 and 400,000 purchases, $2 per by buy for sales between 400,000 and 600,000 and $2.50 per buy above that).
The UFC contract would pay Alvarez $70,000 per bout and a $70,000 win bonus to start, with the deal topping out at $210,000 per victory. Alvarez would also collect a $250,000 signing bonus.
The agreement would also see Alvarez fight on a UFC on FOX card and includes commentating appearances.
The Bellator offer reportedly matches the specific terms of the UFC offer, however, Alvarez and his representatives evidently believe the contract from ZUFFA is more valuable.
Bellator is arguing in court that it has matched ZUFFA’s bid, and that as a result, the fighter is contractually obligated to sign with the company.
The 28 year-old Alvarez (24-3) is coming off a first round, stoppage win over Patricky Freire in October and is 9-1 in his last 10 fights.