Eddie Alvarez will look to make history next week in Las Vegas as he will look to become the first Bellator champion to win a UFC title when he meets lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night 90.
Since losing his UFC debut to Donald Cerrone, Alvarez (27-4) has won back to back fights by split decisions and he is coming off a victory against former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC Fight Night 81 in January.
Alvarez recently moved his training back to the Philadelphia area and is working with Frankie Edgar’s team, which includes striking coach Mark Henry. During Friday night’s edition of “Inside MMA” on AXS TV, Alvarez talked about what Henry has been able to do since he returned to the northeast.
“Mark Henry is the brains behind the whole operations,” Alvarez stated. “He has helped me defensively. Helped me clean up my technique. A lot of the mistakes I have been making over the years, he just paid super close attention and really knocked out each mistake one by one by one. And now we are fighting much cleaner, much neater with better range and I am able to finish my opponents.”
Check out Alvarez’s complete interview from Friday’s “Inside MMA” below.