Joel "El Fenomeno" Alvarez


Fighting style: Striker
Stance: Orthodox
Division: Lightweight
Height: 6' 3"
Reach: 77"
Leg reach: 42.00
Weight: 155 lbs.
Team: Bandog Fight Club
Nationality: Gijón, Spain
Age: 27


Recent win streak: 2
Wins by KO: 2
Wins by submission: 15



Significant Strikes Attempted: 127
Significant Strikes Landed: 38


Joel Alvarez is a rising star in the UFC world. He hails from Spain and has been making waves for his incredible skills as an MMA fighter. Born in 1992, he began his fighting career at age 15 when he took up boxing. In 2012, he began training with top Spanish teams such as ECS Fight Team and Drako Sports Club to further develop his technique and compete professionally.

Since then, Joel’s career has taken off with impressive wins over notable opponents such as Fabricio Camoes, Damir Hadzovic, Stefano Paterno, Kevin Aguilar and more recently Aslanbek Kozaev at UFC Las Vegas 20 in October 2020. His performance against Kozaev earned him a Performance of the Night bonus which further cemented his reputation as one of Europe’s best fighters and earned him a spot on the UFC roster.

Joel’s style is marked by relentless aggression combined with technical precision; always looking for an opening to land devastating strikes or take control of the fight on the ground where he excels at submissions due to his Jiu Jitsu black belt training under Fernando Gonzalez. This makes Joel an exciting fighter to watch who can end fights quickly if given an opportunity but also has enough composure to win decisions should that be necessary too.

Outside of competition Joel is known for being humble yet confident with fans while never shying away from hard work required to maintain peak physical condition; evidence by how far he has come since taking up combat sports in 2008 right through signing with the premier MMA organization today – The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Looking ahead it seems like there will only be great things coming for this young Spaniard who is sure to become a household name amongst UFC fans around the world very soon!

Fight History

Marc Diakiese
Joel Alvarez: Winner
by Submission in Round 2 @ 4:26
Sat. Jul 22, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Aspinall vs. Tybura
Arman Tsarukyan
Joel Alvarez: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 1:57
Sat. Feb 26, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Green
Thiago Moises
Joel Alvarez: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 3:01
Sat. Nov 13, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Rodriguez
Alexander Yakovlev
Joel Alvarez: Winner
by Submission in Round 1
Sat. Oct 24, 2020
UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje
Joe Duffy
Joel Alvarez: Winner
by Submission in Round 1
Sat. Jul 18, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Figueredo vs. Benavidez 2