By The Numbers: Eddie Alvarez vs. Rae Yoon Ok

By: Brian Knapp
Apr 26, 2021

Just three weeks after his ill-fated encounter with Iuri Lapicus resulted in a no contest, Eddie Alvarez faces a quick turnaround inside One Championship.

“The Underground King” will confront Rae Yoon Ok in the One on TNT 4 co-headliner this Wednesday at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore, where he once again attempts to regain some of his past magic. Alvarez has posted two wins across his past seven appearances. Ok, meanwhile, enters the cage on the strength of a three-fight winning streak. The South Korean standout last competed at One on TNT 3 on April 21, when he took a unanimous decision from Marat Gafurov.

As Alvarez and Ok map out their final plans, a look at some of the numbers that have accompanied them to this point:

37: Years of age for Alvarez, who was born on Jan. 11, 1984 in Philadelphia.

6: Alvarez victories by submission, accounting for 20% of his career total (30). His methods of choice: four rear-naked chokes, one guillotine choke and one arm-triangle choke. Alvarez owns 18 other wins by knockout or technical knockout and six more by decision.

128: Days spent by Alvarez as Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight titleholder. His stay at the top lasted from July 7, 2016 to Nov. 12, 2016—the shortest such reign in UFC history at 155 pounds. Alvarez also enjoyed two championship in reigns in Bellator MMA, covering 1,173 days combined.

15: First-round finishes on the Alvarez ledger, highlighted by his 60-second technical knockout of Chris Schlesinger at Reality Fighting 7 on Oct. 16, 2004, his 61-second knockout of Derrick Noble under the Mix Fighting Championships banner on June 3, 2006 and his 65-second knockout of Aaron Riley at a Bodog Fight show on Dec. 2, 2006.

10: Consecutive victories to start Alvarez’s career. He fell from the ranks of the unbeaten at Bodog Fight “Clash of the Nations,” where he succumbed to second-round punches from Nick Thompson in April 2017.

4: Ok wins by knockout, technical knockout or submission, accounting for 33% of his career total (12). His list of victims: Burenzorig Batmunkh, Eun Seok Park, Pu Zhang and Youn Hyun Lee. He owns eight other victories by decision.

.597: Cumulative winning percentage between the three men—Batmunkh, Tom Santos and Yadong Song—who have defeated Ok. They hold a combined record of 37-24-1.

55: Seconds needed by Ok to bring down Park with a flying knee and follow-up punches at Angel’s Fighting Championship 3 on April 29, 2017. Having taken place nearly four years ago, it remains his fastest finish to date and one of only two first-round stoppage victories on his resume.

7: Promotions in which Ok has competed as a mixed martial artist. He has gone 3-1 in Heat, 2-0 in Sun Fighting Championship, 2-0 in Wu Lin Feng, 2-0 in Double G Fighting Championship, 1-1 in WBK, 1-1 in Angel’s Fighting Championship and 1-0 in One Championship.

1: Regional championship on the Ok mantle. He laid claim to the Heat lightweight crown in a five-round unanimous decision over Yasuaki Kishimoto at Heat 40 on July 15, 2017 and went on to defend it on one occasion, outpointing Jack Becker across five rounds a little less than a year later.
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