After his recent loss to Mike Perry at BKFC 56, Eddie Alvarez reflects on the fight, identifies a crucial mistake, and expresses interest in a potential rematch. The Underground King acknowledges that he might have given Perry too much size and weight during the fight, which took place at 175 pounds. He suggests that fighting at a lower weight class, around 165 pounds, could have been a better strategy.
In an interview on The MMA Hour, Alvarez mentions that despite getting caught with a big shot and sustaining a broken orbital, he loved how he fought. He wanted to engage Perry in the middle of the ring, similar to how one would face Justin Gaethje and tried to land powerful shots. While Alvarez believes he hurt Perry badly early in the fight, he acknowledges that some small adjustments, like getting on his opponent more after hurting him, might have made a difference.
Alvarez emphasizes that the weight difference played a role in the fight’s outcome and expresses a desire for a rematch at a weight closer to his natural class. He maintains confidence in putting Mike Perry away and mentions that fighting at 165 pounds would be ideal for him. Despite the loss, Alvarez remains optimistic about his performance and potential future matchups at a more suitable weight.