Albert Alvarez, the 20-year-old younger brother of Bellator Fighting Championships lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, will take on 29-year-old Randy Campbell in a lightweight match-up at “Locked in the Cage VII” on Friday, Feb. 11 at the National Guard Armory in northeast Philadelphia, Penn.
The bout, which will be held under amateur MMA rules, will mark Alvarez’s second official fight. He defeated Pedro Torres via unanimous decision in his MMA debut this past December at “Locked in the Cage VI”.
Alvarez, who was a “record-setting Catholic league wrestler, looked more like a Golden Goves champion” in his debut, according to one report. Undoubtedly, some of his brother’s talent has rubbed off on him, as Eddie is also known for his superb boxing skill.
Albert commented on the upcoming bout:
“I am excited for the opportunity to be able to perform once again in front of my hometown crowd for Locked in the Cage. I thank Randy Campbell for stepping up and taking this fight. The pressure is on, I have been training hard and can’t wait to get in the cage again. It is going to be an exciting fight and I look forward to coming home with a win.”
“Locked in the Cage VII” will feature a double featherweight title fight main event between Scott Heckman (4-1) vs. Brian Jackson (2-1), who will compete for the vacant Locked in the Cage and the WMMAC pro featherweight titles.
Former LITC featherweight title-holder Wilson Reis relinquished the belt after it became apparent he would not be able to defend it due to contractual obligations with Bellator Fighting Championships.
The WMMAC is a sanctioning body started by fighters in the Tri-State area aimed at creating a fair and balanced ranking system for East Coast competitors.
Locked in the Cage is a Philadelphia based fight promotion led by professional fighter Fran Evans. Tickets for this event start at just $40 and can be purchased at www.LockedInTheCage.com.
Check out Albert Alvarez’s MMA debut against Pedro Torres at “Locked in the Cage VI” (Dec. 2010)