Eddie Alvarez ONE Championship

Eddie "The Underground King" Alvarez will return to the ONE Championship Circle on Wednesday, April 28, at ONE on TNT IV for another shot at redemption.

The Philadelphia native competed at ONE on TNT I opposite Iuri Lapicus in a battle of lightweight contenders. Alvarez originally lost by disqualification after errant strikes landed to the back of Lapicus' head. However, the result has since been changed to a no contest.

Alvarez still views his performance as a dominant showing after looking like the stronger, more complete athlete in that truncated contest. And he's ready to prove it and re-establish himself at the head of the table.

"Right now, this is where my career stands. In my last two fights, I took out the former champion, Eduard Folayang, in less than two minutes. I just took out the #2-ranked fighter in less than 30 seconds," Alvarez said ahead of his return.

"And now, I'm going to get another opponent, and I don't know how fast I'm going to take him out, but I'm going to take him out."

The opponent he will be trying to take out is South Korea's Ok Rae Yoon.

Ok made his ONE debut at ONE on TNT III against Marat "Cobra" Gafurov. With a meeting with Alvarez on the line in the contest, Ok picked up the win and put himself in the path of history. He can go from a debuting athlete to a top contender in the span of two weeks.

This is a compelling matchup that will help shape the lightweight division for the remainder of 2021.

In this video from ONE, hear Alvarez's thoughts on the result from ONE on TNT I, how he plans to continue his run at ONE on TNT IV, and his thoughts on ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian "The Warrior" Lee.

Eddie Alvarez Out For REVENGE: "My Opponents Will Pay"

The main card for ONE on TNT IV begins at 10 p.m. EST. It will also be available on the Watch TNT app at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST on Wednesday, 28 April. The main card will also be available on the West Coast on TNT at 10 p.m. PST on a delay.

The main card will be available on Bleacher Report and the B/R app at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST. Cable subscription credentials will be needed to watch on digital platforms.

The prelims wll be available on the B/R app, B/R Live, Bleacher Report, B/R Live YouTube, and B/R MMA Twitter at 8:30 p.m. EST/5:30 p.m. PST.

Introducing Martial Arts School Listings on Black Belt Mag!
Sign Up Now To Be One Of The First School Listed In Our Database.
Don't miss a single issue of the worlds largest magazine of martial arts.
After he was arrested last week for domestic battery, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has elected not to pursue a case against retired UFC fighter Chuck Liddell due to a lack of sufficient evidence. No charges will be brought against Liddell or his wife, Heidi Northcott, relating to the dispute which caused police to be summoned to their home and ended in Liddell's arrest.
Keep Reading Show less
cdn.pixabay.com AV_Photographer
Did you grow up in an area with that classic combat sport that tested the mettle of young people to their core? Was it named the same thing where you lived: Two for Flinching? The sport where kids raised in questionable environments, kids with a confused sense of comradery, or just plain ol' mean kids would approach a friend (strange label to employ), pretend to punch them and stop just shy of contact (most of the time)? Of course, the test for success or failure being measured as faux punch thrower observes that innate reaction of fast-twitch nerve firing reflexes called a flinch. If a flinch is seen, it is a fail. And by the way, how is it not a conflict of interest here that the judge of the flinch also gets to throw the punch if he sees it? We thought MMA judging needed work! The cost for failure is two Mike Tyson-level punches to the shoulder. How did you do at this competition?
Keep Reading Show less
An artificial intelligence program to improve martial arts won the grand prize at an international AI competition held in Shanghai, China Saturday. A program called "The teaching and evaluation system of martial arts based on body posture recognition and machine learning" created by Li Lufei from Shanghai Nanyang Model High School and Wu Keyu from the High School Affiliated to Fudan University shared the title with another AI program on drones powered by OpenCV.
Keep Reading Show less