Eddie Alvarez might be again on TNT for ONE Championship quickly based on a recent announcement from the Singapore-based fight sports activities promotion.
ONE Championship has been airing occasions on TNT nearly each Wednesday night time in April since they began with ONE on TNT 1. The occasion featured each former UFC fighters Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson on the principle card to assist carry the promotion some new eyes and make battle followers within the U.S. conscious of their model.
Whereas the occasions featured some nice fights, Alvarez’s bout on TNT main in from AEW Dynamite didn’t go as easily because the promotion had hoped. Whereas going through Iuri Lapicus, Alvarez landed some strikes that have been seen by the official as unlawful. Lapicus was unable to proceed and Alvarez was disqualified.
Alvarez has gone 1-2 since signing with ONE Championship and Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong has been desirous to carry their model of MMA to the U.S. since final yr with Alvarez however needed to wait till now because the COVID-19 pandemic compelled all sports activities to postpone or cancel most plans.
Alvarez was each upset by the decision and extra upset about inflicting harm to his opponent leaving him unable to compete. It was clearly an accident however as soon as the decision was made, it was not the U.S. debut ONE Championship or Alvarez had in thoughts. It appears like ONE on TNT IV appears to make up for that.
This Wednesday, ONE on TNT III may have Murat Gafurov and Okay Rae Yoon face off with the winner going through Alvarez on April 28. Earlier than the battle towards Lapicus was stopped, Alvarez was doing effectively and certain simply wished to get again right into a successful groove. Followers should tune in to TNT the subsequent two Wednesday nights at 10.P.M. EST to learn how issues go.