Eddie Alvarez vs. Patricky Pitbull

10:05

Coming off a two round loss in the Bellator Season Six Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal, can Patricky Pitbull bounce back against Eddie Alvarez or will this match be just as ill-fated as the last?

>> ALL RIGHT, HERE WE GO.

ARE YOU READY?

YOU READY?

LET'S GET IT ON!

>> HERE WE GO.

[bell rings]

THE BELL IN ROUND NUMBER ONE.

>> MAN, I AM SO EXCITED

FOR THIS FIGHT.

WHO WILL STRIKE FIRST?

>> LOTS OF FEINTING BY ALVAREZ.

>> HE KNOWS HIS ADVANTAGE

IS SPEED, BOTH WITH HIS FOOTWORK

AND WITH HIS HANDS.

PITBULL, THE MUCH BIGGER

FIGHTER.

EDDIE'S GOT TO BE ON HIS BIKE

THE ENTIRE TIME.

>> ALL FEINTS FROM ALVAREZ

THUS FAR.

FIRST PUNCH, AND THAT MISSES.

>> MAN, YOU CAN SEE THE RESPECT

HERE BY BOTH GUYS.

NO ONE'S RUSHING INTO ANYTHING.

>> ALVAREZ TO THE INSIDE,

RIGHT BACK OUT.

BIG LEFT HOOK BY PITBULL.

>> ASKING ME THE QUESTION,

CAN PITBULL HANDLE THE SPEED

OF EDDIE ALVAREZ?

CAN HE WORK HIS OFFENSE

WITHOUT TAKING FIVE, SIX SHOTS

IN RETURN?

>> HUGE LEFT HAND!

ALVAREZ POUNCING.

PITBULL RIGHT BACK TO HIS FEET!

>> A BIG RIGHT HAND!

>> CATCHES ALVAREZ.

ALVAREZ CIRCLING!

NOW PITBULL FIRING BACK!

>> PITBULL'S ALL OVER HIM NOW!

>> GOOD KNEE TO THE BODY!

>> HE IS REALLY HURT!

>> PHENOMENAL EXCHANGE!

>> MAN, BOTH GUYS DROPPED!

>> KNEE TO THE BODY BY PITBULL

AND ANOTHER.

>> THAT HURT EDDIE.

WE TALKED BEFORE ABOUT THE CHIN

OF EDDIE ALVAREZ.

HE GETS DROPPED

IN ALMOST EVERY FIGHT.

PITBULL SWARMED ALL OVER HIM

THERE.

HE'S TRYING TO CLEAR

HIS HEAD NOW,

MAYBE GET A TAKEDOWN.

THE KEY IS, HE TENDS TO RECOVER

QUICKLY.

>> BOTH FIGHTERS

JUST LOCKED EYES.

KNEE TO THE BODY BY ALVAREZ.

COUNTER KNEE TO THE BODY

BY PITBULL.

>> BOTH GUYS NEED--

RIGHT NOW, PITBULL'S THE ONE

WHO NEEDS SPACE.

>> REFEREE JOHN MCCARTHY

JUST WARNED PATRICKY PITBULL,

KEEP THE KNEES UP.

>> crowd: EDDIE! EDDIE! EDDIE!

EDDIE! EDDIE! EDDIE!

EDDIE! EDDIE!

>> ANOTHER KNEE TO THE BODY

BY PATRICKY PITBULL.

>> THE QUESTION IS,

WHO WAS HURT WORSE

BY THAT EXCHANGE?

>> GET OUT OF THERE.

>> KNEE TO THE THIGH BY ALVAREZ

AND ANOTHER.

>> 'CAUSE IT DOESN'T LOOK

LIKE EDDIE RIGHT NOW IS GONNA

COMMIT TO THE TAKEDOWN.

>> DON'T GRAB THE FENCE, EDDIE.

>> AND THEY'RE SEPARATED AGAIN.

>> BACK TO THE CENTER

OF THE BELLATOR CAGE.

PHENOMENALLY EXPLOSIVE START

TO THIS LIGHTWEIGHT FIGHT.

TWO OF THE MOST EXPLOSIVE

FIGHTERS IN THE SPORT.

>> AND I WAS LOOKING

AT EDDIE'S EYES WHEN THEY

WERE UP AGAINST THE FENCE,

AND HE WAS HURT.

HIS FACE LOOKS CLEAR NOW.

THEY BOTH GOT

ONE ANOTHER'S RESPECT.

>> FEINT ON THE HEAD KICK

BY PITBULL.

>> HE CAN'T JUST THROW

ONE PUNCH LIKE THAT.

EDDIE'S VERY--IS A VERY GOOD

COUNTERPUNCHER.

GOT TO THROW TWO AND THREE

TO GET HIM OFF HIS RHYTHM.

>> ALVAREZ IS CUT

IN THE LEFT BROW.

STEPS IN, RIGHT BACK OUT.

[crowd shouting indistinctly]

>> KEEP MOVING, EDDIE!

>> ALVAREZ KEEPS FEINTING

WITH THOSE LEVEL CHANGES.

A MISS WITH THE LEAD LEFT HOOK

BY PITBULL.

SIDE KICK.

>> THAT WAS GOOD

DEFENSIVE MOVEMENT BY PATRICKY.

AFTER THAT FIRST PUNCH,

HE WAS ABLE TO GET

OUT OF THE WAY AND GET

HIS OWN OFFENSE GOING.

YOU SEE HERE, HE'S TURNING AWAY

A LOT FROM EDDIE.

THAT'S NOT A GOOD IDEA.

>> WHOO!

>> STEP-IN RIGHT HAND.

BIG RIGHT AND A COUNTER RIGHT!

>> GOOD RIGHT BY PATRICKY.

THE WEAKNESS TO PATRICKY'S

STRIKING GAME HAS BEEN

HIS TENDENCY TO LOAD UP

ONE BIG PUNCH.

>> RIGHT HAND, EDDIE,

RIGHT HAND.

>> NOTICE RIGHT NOW,

HE'S KIND OF--KIND OF LOADING

THE RIGHT HAND,

NOW THE LEFT HAND,

BUT HE TENDS TO THROW

ONE BIG SHOT.

EDDIE JUST SMILING

AT THAT LEG KICK.

EDDIE LOVES THAT, YOU KNOW,

ANGLING RIGHT HAND.

HE THROWS A RIGHT,

ANGLES ALL THE WAY OUT,

ENDS UP ON THE OTHER SIDE.

PITBULL TRYING TO,

YOU CAN TELL,

TRYING TO TIME HIM,

CATCH HIM WITH A BIG SHOT

COMING IN.

[cheers and applause]

>> ALVAREZ, THE BLOOD

FROM THE LEFT BROW CUT

STARTING TO BLEED DOWN

INTO THE EYE NOW.

ALVAREZ MISSES

WITH THAT INSIDE KICK.

>> NOW, YOU SEE, PATRICKY'S

WAITING ON HIM, WAITING FOR HIM

TO GET IN RANGE

TO THROW THAT RIGHT HAND.

HE'S NOT SETTING UP

HIS OWN SHOTS

WITH HIS LEAD HAND.

>> GOOD KNEE TO THE BODY

BY PITBULL, COUNTER RIGHT HAND

BY ALVAREZ.

PITBULL AGAIN COMES FORWARD

WITH THE LEFT HAND.

>> 30 SECONDS LEFT.

WHOEVER PUTS IT ON CAN MAYBE

ICE THIS ROUND.

IT'S BEEN VERY CLOSE SO FAR.

>> NOW!

NOW! NOW!

>> OH, BIG HEAD KICK!

THAT'S IT!

THAT'S IT!

>> THIS FIGHT IS OVER!

A KNOCKOUT WIN ON THE HEAD KICK

BY EDDIE ALVAREZ,

JUST LIKE THAT!

>> MAN, WHAT A SHOT!

[cheers and applause]

I AM STUNNED!

A HEAD KICK TOOK PATRICKY

RIGHT OUT OF THIS FIGHT.

>> ALVAREZ, EMBRACING HIS WIFE,

JAMIE, NOW MAKING THE RUN

UP THE STAIRS HERE AT CAESARS

IN WINDSOR, ONTARIO.

>> PATRICKY IS OUT

RIGHT IN FRONT OF US.

HE DOES NOT KNOW WHERE HE IS.

THEY HAVE HIM SITTING UP NOW,

BUT, MAN, HE IS OUT.

EDDIE TIMED THAT BEAUTIFULLY.

>> 4:58?

>> A BACK AND FORTH FIRST ROUND.

EDDIE ALVAREZ PULLS OUT

THE HEAD KICK KNOCKOUT,

AND THAT GUY IS PUMPED!

>> YOU MAY HAVE HEARD,

WITH JUST TWO SECONDS REMAINING

IN ROUND NUMBER ONE.

THE STRAIGHT KNOCKOUT

ON THE HEAD KICK

BY EDDIE ALVAREZ.

>> MAN, LET'S TAKE A LOOK

AT THAT FIRST ROUND.

YOU SEE HERE, EDDIE CLIPS HIM

WITH THE LEFT HOOK.

HE'S STILL VERY MUCH

IN THE FIGHT, AND BANG!

HE ANSWERS BACK WITH

A LEFT-RIGHT OF HIS OWN,

A RIGHT RIGHT TO THE JAW

AND, YOU SEE HERE,

HOLDING ONTO THE ARM.

HE WAS HURT BADLY.

LATER ON, END OF THE ROUND,

MAN, CAUGHT PATRICKY

LOOKING DOWN.

THAT IS ALL SHE WROTE.

BEAUTIFUL KNOCKOUT

BY EDDIE ALVAREZ.

>> HIS WIFE, JAMIE, ABSOLUTELY

ELATED ON THE FINISH.

SHORTLY THEREAFTER,

SHE WAS EMBRACED BY HER HUSBAND,

EDDIE ALVAREZ,

WHO THEN HAD ONE OF THE GREATEST

CELEBRATIONS I'VE EVER SEEN

IN THIS SPORT.

THAT WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST

HEAD KICK KNOCKOUTS I'VE SEEN

IN THIS SPORT.

DEVASTATING.

>> GREAT NIGHT

FOR EDDIE ALVAREZ.

WE KNEW THIS WOULD BE

AN EXCITING FIGHT,

AND WE KNEW THAT THERE WAS

A HIGH POSSIBILITY

ONE GUY WOULD GET KNOCKED OUT,

AND IT'S EDDIE

WITH THE KNOCKOUT WIN.

>> JIMMY, AT THE TOP

OF OUR BROADCAST,

YOU AND I SAID IT:

TWO INCREDIBLY EXPLOSIVE

FIGHTERS, TWO INCREDIBLY

EXPLOSIVE STRIKERS.

>> AND IT WAS A HEAD KICK

THAT DID IT.

WE KNEW EDDIE COULD BOX,

GOT KICKING SKILLS AS WELL.

MAN, THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL.

>> EDDIE ALVAREZ,

A HUGE LEFT HAND,

LOOKED TO FINISH,

THE JACKHAMMER RIGHT HAND.

PRESENCE OF MIND

BY PATRICKY PITBULL,

FOLLOWING, THEN TRYING TO FINISH

EDDIE ALVAREZ, JIMMY,

WITH THE LEFT AND THE RIGHT.

>> NOW, THAT IS

AN EDDIE ALVAREZ FIGHT:

DROPPED, COMES BACK,

GETS A KNOCKOUT

OF HIS OWN RIGHT HERE.

BANG!

RIGHT ON THE CHIN,

YOU KNOW, JUST A BEAUTIFUL

PERFORMANCE,

BEAUTIFUL PERFORMANCE

BY EDDIE ALVAREZ.

MAN.

[cheers and applause]