Eddie Alvarez Reacts To UFC Philadelphia Debut After Departure

The UFC is heading back to “The City Of Brotherly Love” for the first time in over seven years. This is the home town of former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. Alvarez recently departed from the promotion to sign with ONE Championsh…

The UFC is heading back to “The City Of Brotherly Love” for the first time in over seven years. This is the home town of former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. Alvarez recently departed from the promotion to sign with ONE Championship. The news of the UFC heading to his hometown after he just left the […]

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ONE Championship Announces First Two Bouts For Lightweight Grand Prix

ONE Championship has announced the first two bouts for their much antipiated lightweight Grand Prix. The promotion announced earile that veteran Honorio “The Rock” Banario will take on undefeated American Lowen Tynanes in the quarterfinal on January 25 in Manila. Eddie Alvarez will make his antipated debut two months later when he takes on Russia’s […]

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ONE Championship has announced the first two bouts for their much antipiated lightweight Grand Prix.

The promotion announced earile that veteran Honorio “The Rock” Banario will take on undefeated American Lowen Tynanes in the quarterfinal on January 25 in Manila.

Eddie Alvarez will make his antipated debut two months later when he takes on Russia’s Timofey Nastyukhin at ONE’s first event in Tokyo on March 31.

Thus far these are the only two bouts announced for the lightweight Grand Prix.

The tournament format is rife in the MMA landscape. The Professional Fighters League (PFL) just completed their innaugrial season. And Bellator has had success with their heavyweight GP and now the welterweight GP.

ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced the lightweight Grand Prix late last year to immediate fanfare. The hope is that an eight man tournament will flesh out the ‘true’ 155 pound champ.

ONE’s current lightweight champion is Banario’s teammate Eduard Folayang. He is scheduled to defend the ONE Lightweight World Title against Japanese legend Shinya Aoki also in Tokyo.

Banario has won seven of his last eight fights inside the ONE cage. He most recently defeated Rahul Raju in November to improve to 14-7.

As for his opponent, Tynanes boasts a an unbeaten 9-0 record. Five of his wins have came inside the ONE cage.

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Eddie Alvarez Says There Should be no Grey Areas For Banned Substances

Former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez took to social media to state his views on the whole situation with Jon Jones and UFC 232. At yesterday’s press conference, Jon Jones seemed to cite the picogram of turinabol in his system as his defense for be…

Former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez took to social media to state his views on the whole situation with Jon Jones and UFC 232. At yesterday’s press conference, Jon Jones seemed to cite the picogram of turinabol in his system as his defense for being cleared because of how small it is said to be. Using […]

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ONE Championship Announces Demetrious Johnson & Eddie Alvarez’s Debuts

Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez will make their ONE Championship debuts just three months into the new year. On the heels of a landmark year, the Asia-based fight promotion hopes to have an even bigger 2019. ONE Championship will make its debut in Japan on March 31, 2019, at Ryogoku Kokugikan. That is an 11,000-capacity […]

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Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez will make their ONE Championship debuts just three months into the new year.

On the heels of a landmark year, the Asia-based fight promotion hopes to have an even bigger 2019.

ONE Championship will make its debut in Japan on March 31, 2019, at Ryogoku Kokugikan. That is an 11,000-capacity venue near Tokyo. The event will stream on the promotion’s award-winning app.

In his first bout with the promotion Johnson will fight Yuya Wakamatsu in a flyweight bout. Alvarez will take on Timofey Nastyukin in his debut with ONE.

Also on the card, atomweight champion Angela Lee will move up in weight to challenge the strawweight champion Xiong Jing Nan. Middleweight champ Aung La N Sang and lightweight champ Eduard Folayang will defend their belts as well. 

Along with “Super” Sage Northcutt, Johnson and Alvarez were three huge free agent sigings for ONE Championship this year. Couple that with the promotion landing Meisha Tate as an exeutive and a massive United States TV deal and the future looks bright for the ONE in 2019.

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ONE Championship Releases Details of Johnson & Alvarez’s Debut Card

The details of Demetrious Johnson’s and Eddie Alvarez’s ONE Championship debuts have been revealed.  Both men will be making their promotional debuts simultaneous to the company making a debut of its own, as they will both be competing in ONE Champions…

The details of Demetrious Johnson’s and Eddie Alvarez’s ONE Championship debuts have been revealed.  Both men will be making their promotional debuts simultaneous to the company making a debut of its own, as they will both be competing in ONE Championship’s first ever appearance in Tokyo, Japan, set for March 31st. In addition to Johnson […]

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