Eddie Alvarez Is Back In ONE Championship’s Lightweight Grand Prix

Even though Eddie Alvarez was knocked out in the first round in his ONE Championship debut, the former UFC and Bellator champion is back in the tournament. Not only is he back on the tournament, but he is in the semi-finals. The person who beat “…

Even though Eddie Alvarez was knocked out in the first round in his ONE Championship debut, the former UFC and Bellator champion is back in the tournament. Not only is he back on the tournament, but he is in the semi-finals. The person who beat “The Underground King”, Timofey Nastyukhin is out with an injury […]

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Eddie Alvarez Gets Second Chance At ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix

ONE Championship unexpectedly announced today that the winner of the scheduled bout between USA’s Eddie Alvarez and the Philippines’ Eduard Folayang will now advance to the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix Final. The two will square off on the main card of ONE: Dawn Of Heroes. The 14-bout card takes place in Manila, Philippines on […]

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ONE Championship unexpectedly announced today that the winner of the scheduled bout between USA’s Eddie Alvarez and the Philippines’ Eduard Folayang will now advance to the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix Final.

The two will square off on the main card of ONE: Dawn Of Heroes. The 14-bout card takes place in Manila, Philippines on August 2.

The original semi-final pairing saw Russian Timofey Nastyukhin taking on USA’s Lowen Tynanes. However, after Tynanes pulled out with an injury ONE drafted in Honorio Banario, who had lost to the Hawaiian in the quarter-finals.

Then, today, ONE broke the news that Nastyukhin, who defeated Alvarez in March, had also suffered an injury and would be unable to compete. The decision was then made that Folayang and Alvarez would contest the second semi-final. The winner will go on to face Dagestan’s Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev in the final.

In Folayang, Alvarez will be facing a former ONE Lightweight World Champion. The Team Lakay athlete has an impressive striking arsenal and will also have the home-crowd advantage.

Alvarez’s first outing under the ONE banner did not exactly go according to plan. The former UFC fighter ended up on the wrong side of a brutal first-round TKO loss. The Philadelphia native now has a second chance at making a good first impression under the Singapore-based MMA promotion’s banner.

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Eddie Alvarez Opens Up on ONE Debut & Injury

Eddie Alvarez’s ONE Championship debut did not go as planned for the former UFC lightweight champion. Alvarez was knocked unconscious by Timofey Nastyukhin at ONE Championship: A New Era in March, and suffered an injured eye in the process. In a recent…

Eddie Alvarez’s ONE Championship debut did not go as planned for the former UFC lightweight champion. Alvarez was knocked unconscious by Timofey Nastyukhin at ONE Championship: A New Era in March, and suffered an injured eye in the process. In a recent appearance on The Ariel Helwani MMA Show, Alvarez opened up on the loss […]

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Eddie Alvarez: I Did Not Earn Respect in ONE Championship

Eddie Alvarez wants to earn your respect all over again. And until that happens, all the attention being placed on him during his new sting in ONE Championship is unwarranted. In Eddie Alvarez’s ONE Championship debut in March, he suffered a first-roun…

Eddie Alvarez wants to earn your respect all over again. And until that happens, all the attention being placed on him during his new sting in ONE Championship is unwarranted. In Eddie Alvarez’s ONE Championship debut in March, he suffered a first-round TKO loss to Timofey Nastyuhkhin in the first round of a tournament Eddie […]

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Demetrious Johnson & Eddie Alvarez Receive Opponents At ONE: Dawn of Heroes

Demetrious Johnson & Eddie Alvarez have received opponents in their next fight under the ONE Championship banner.  Johnson will fight Tatsumitsu Wada in a Flyweight Grand Prix semifinal bout while Alvarez is slated to meet former ONE champ Eduard Folayang. Both fights will take place at the ONE Championship: Dawn of Heroes event.  The former […]

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Demetrious Johnson & Eddie Alvarez have received opponents in their next fight under the ONE Championship banner. 

Johnson will fight Tatsumitsu Wada in a Flyweight Grand Prix semifinal bout while Alvarez is slated to meet former ONE champ Eduard Folayang. Both fights will take place at the ONE Championship: Dawn of Heroes event. 

The former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion suffered a loss to Timofey Nastyukhin in the opening round of the Lightweight Grand Prix.

Demtrious Johnson & Eddie Alvarez

The former UFC flyweight champion, Johnson, won his promotional debut when he beat Yuya Wakamatsu in the opening round of the Flyweight Grand Prix in March. This was after ONE Championship signed Johnson as part of a trade with the UFC, who got Ben Askren in return.

The event is scheduled to go down on August 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines and will air on the B/R Live app. Here’s the updated card: 

  • Jonathan Haggerty vs. Rodtang Jitmuangnon (Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship)
  • Eduard Folayang vs. Eddie Alvarez
  • Demetrious Johnson vs. Tatsumitsu Wada (Flyweight GP semifinal)
  • Danny Kingad vs. Kairat Akhmetov (Flyweight GP semifinal)
  • Honorio Banario vs. Timofey Nastyukhin (Lightweight GP semifinal)
  • Nuenglanlek Jitmuangnon vs. Chris Shaw (Muay Thai)
  • Reece McLaren vs. Yuya Wakamatsu
  • Leandro Issa vs. Daichi Takenaka
  • Ayaka Miura vs. Samara Santos
  • James Nakashima vs. Yushin Okami
  • Edward Kelly vs. Xie Bin
  • Pongsiri Mitsatit vs. Miao Li Tao
  • Samara Santos vs. Ayaka Miura

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Demetrious Johnson & Eddie Alvarez Set For Returns At ONE Championship 99

Demetrious Johnson & Eddie Alvarez have been booked for their next fights by ONE Championship. Alvarez is slated to meet former ONE champ Eduard Folayang while Johnson will fight Tatsumitsu Wada in a Flyweight Grand Prix semifinal bout. Both fights will take place at the ONE Championship 99: Dawn of Heroes event. On Monday morning, […]

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Demetrious Johnson & Eddie Alvarez have been booked for their next fights by ONE Championship.

Alvarez is slated to meet former ONE champ Eduard Folayang while Johnson will fight Tatsumitsu Wada in a Flyweight Grand Prix semifinal bout. Both fights will take place at the ONE Championship 99: Dawn of Heroes event. On Monday morning, the promotion announced the news.

Demetrious Johnson & Eddie Alvarez Return

The former UFC flyweight champion won his promotional debut when he beat Yuya Wakamatsu in the opening round of the Flyweight Grand Prix in March. This was after ONE Championship signed Johnson as part of a trade with the UFC, who got Ben Askren in return.

On the flip side, the former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion suffered a loss to Timofey Nastyukhin in the opening round of the Lightweight Grand Prix. The event is scheduled to go down on August 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines and will air on the B/R Live app. The promotion will be announcing more bouts in the coming weeks. Here’s the card that was revealed:

  • Eddie Alvarez vs. Eduard Folayang
  • Demetrious Johnson vs. Tatsumitsu Wada – flyweight grand prix semifinal
  • Kairat Akhmetov vs. Danny Kingad – flyweight grand prix semifinal
  • Honorio Banario vs. Timofey Nastyukhin – lightweight grand prix semifinal
  • Reece McLaren vs. Yuya Wakamatsu
  • Leandro Issa vs. Daichi Takenaka
  • Ayaka Miura vs. Samara Santos

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