Friday, April 3, 2009

Alvarez Gets Rocked Then Wins

Eddie Alvarez avoided a huge upset in his Bellator debut by rebounding from early trouble for a submission win. No one gave Greg Loughran much of a chance, but he scored a quick knockdown with a left. Alvarez regained his composure and was able to eventually get Loughran to the ground. Following a nice takedown he sinked in a guillotine and forced Loughran to tap.

You could look at this two ways. Either you think Alvarez's performance was proof of his will to win or that he's overrated and should have never been in trouble to begin with. I'm kind of leaning towards the latter. Greg Loughran is a journeyman fighter. He should not be knocking down someone who is supposedly a Top 5 Lightweight.

Maybe it's time I dusted off his old nickname again...Eddie Averagez.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

His style makes him beatable. He might turn the corner and fight differently when he is older. St.Pierre changed.