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Walker 06-21-2009 08:46 PM

JZ Cavalcante Vs. Eddie Alvarez**UPDATED** Doubtful For DREAM 11

JZ Cavalcante Vs. Eddie Alvarez Confirmed For DREAM 11By Chris Howie
June 21st, 2009 can confirm that JZ Cavalcante will be returning to action in September to take on Eddie Alvarez in light weight action at DREAM 11 in Japan.

Cavalcante's management confirmed the bout with earlier today.

The bout will take place on September 23rd in Tokyo on a card that will also feature the semi finals of the DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix.

Cavalcante, 14-3-1, will look to get back to his winning ways after suffering two straight losses to Shinya Aoki and Tatsuya Kawajiri. Injuries have plague the stand out 155lber, he has only fought 3 time since New Years Eve in 2007.

Alvarez, holds an 18-2 record, and is hot off winning the Bellator Fight Championships Lightweight tournament this past weekend.

The two fighters have fought a who's who of top lightweights and both are typically ranked in the top ten lightweights in the world.


Man tough fight for JZ coming off the injuries and back to back losses to face Eddie. Alvarez is one the best young up coming fighters at LW and is only getting better. I'll take Eddie in this one.

dudeabides 06-21-2009 08:49 PM

This fight is going to rock, I cannot believe they never fought before especially earlier in Dream where Alvarez was owning things til he got that eye injury in the grandprix (lucky for Hansen).

Edit: Well, I would have liked to see this fight.

joshua7789 06-21-2009 09:02 PM

I think this is gonna be where jz gets back on track. JZ for the win, all the way.

D.P. 06-21-2009 09:08 PM

Based on what I saw the last time from JZ, I gotta say Alvarez takes this.

hebaj 06-21-2009 09:29 PM

Interesting given JZ's rumoured participation in the next Bellator tourney.

Great fight though, would have rather seen JZ take a couple of tune up fights. Alvarez should take this.

MenorcanMadman 06-21-2009 11:59 PM

Hell yeah, awesome fight, War JZ all the way.

mmawrestler 06-22-2009 12:46 AM

radical to the max!
Alvarez all the way, gunna be a really tough fight, but this will surley make alvarez one of the top guys in lightweight without a doubt

Walker 06-22-2009 02:41 PM


Rumored DREAM.11 bout between Eddie Alvarez and Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante "doubtful"

by John Morgan and Dann Stupp on Jun 22, 2009 at 12:40 pm ET rumored DREAM.11 bout between lightweights Eddie Alvarez (18-2) and Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante (14-3-1) is not yet a done deal and is unlikely to happen.

A representative for Cavalcante recently issued an email stating the fight has been "confirmed" for the Sept. 23 card, which takes place in Saitama, Japan.

However, according to a spokesperson for Alvarez, who won Bellator Fighting Championships' first-ever lightweight title this past weekend, the fight is "doubtful" given the fighter's busy schedule and his Bellator commitments.

The fight is unlikely because Alvarez just had his "seventh fight in just over a year and third in three months," veteran fight agent Monte Cox told ( "Also, Bellator owns the rights and probably won't allow their champ to fight elsewhere."

Alvarez, who's quickly risen up the worldwide lightweight rankings, on Saturday defeated Toby Imada at Bellator's season-ending Week 12 show. Alvarez defeated Greg Loughran, Eric Reynolds and Imada to win Bellator's eight-man lightweight tournament and the organization's first-ever title at 155 pounds. Alvarez, the tournament favorite, posted submissions wins in all three fights during the three-month span.

The Philadelphia-based fighter is now 8-1 in his past nine fights. Eight of the fights have come in his past 17 months.

The first challenger for Alvarez's title could be determined by a season-two lightweight tourney. Bellator's sophomore series is expected to commence in September or October.

Cavalcante, meanwhile, recently returned from a year-long layoff to fight at DREAM.9, where he lost to Tatsuya Kawajiri via unanimous decision. Once of the division's top-ranked competitors, the American Top Team fighter is now 0-2 with one no-contest in his past three fights after posting a 13-fight unbeaten streak from September 2004 to September 2007.

For the latest on DREAM.11, which also include the semifinals of the organization's open-weight "Super Hulk" tournament, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of

Well maybe not.

kantowrestler 06-24-2009 01:16 AM

Can happen
I think the match can happen if DREAM and Bellator can agree upon sharing fighters the way DREAM shared fighters with EliteXC and the way Strikeforce and Affliction are sharing fighters. Its a win win in my opinion!

mattreis324 06-24-2009 01:27 AM

There's no way that Bellator will let their biggest star fight for another promotion. They're going to have him defend his tournament title against the LW winner from season 2. It doesn't make any sense for Bellator to risk Alvarez losing to JZ.

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