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Carlos Alvarez believes ONE main roster contract within reach 

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Carlos “Limitless” Alvarez believes that he’s ready to take the next step in his blossoming MMA career, and he intends to prove it this Friday. 

Alvarez looks for his fourth straight win in The Home of Martial Arts when he takes on Nachyn Sat at ONE Friday Fights 43 this 1 December inside Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. 

The Team Lakay standout has been nothing short of dominant in his run on the weekly spectacle, with all of his wins coming via submission and within two rounds. 

He’s confident that with another big performance, he’ll get to where he wants to be. 

“I’m so happy that I get to keep on competing, and I get to have all these opportunities to display my skills. I’d like to thank ONE Championship and coach Mark [Sangiao]. I’m excited because if I win here, I could get that ONE Championship main roster contract,” Alvarez said.

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“Hopefully, I get that contract. One thing I’ve noticed, the fighters here in Friday Fights, after they get their fourth straight win, they move onto the main roster. But if that’s not enough, then I’ll just keep grinding.”

Against Sat, he’ll have to figure out a way around the taller Mongolian. After all, Sat will have a reach advantage in that match. 

Controlling him on the ground would also take a lot of work, given the activity that Sat has shown each time he scrambles. 

“I’ve seen his fights. He’s got a strong body and he’s tall, he’s 5 foot 10. He’s got great kicks and he has the reach advantage,” Alvarez said.

“I’ve seen his ground game. He has a lot of counter submissions and escapes, but we have a game plan for him, and I believe that we have the best one for this match.”

But Alvarez has his advantages as well, noting that his striking – particularly his hands – will give his opponent problems. 

“I’ll just mix up my game – strike, take it to the ground, and work from there. It’s an MMA fight, so that’s what I intend to do,” he said.

“I feel like he’s lacking in boxing. I’m looking at his boxing, that’s where his holes are. I think if I set it up properly, I can land that big one on him. I can also take him down and control him.”

Knowing what could be waiting for him after another victory, Alvarez is going all in. 

“That’s the motivation. I have to keep grinding to get an opportunity to join the main roster, and that’s why I’m grateful to be given an opportunity to compete in ONE Friday Fights.”

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