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.