Quick Turnaround: Eddie Alvarez to Fight on April 28’s One on TNT 4 Card

By: Tudor Leonte
Apr 16, 2021

“The Underground King” was hoping for a quick turnaround, and he’s getting one.

Eddie Alvarez (30-8 1NC, 1-2 One) has a scheduled fight before the end of the month. On Friday morning, One Champi-onship CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced to the South China Morning Post that Alvarez would be com-peting on the upcoming One on TNT 4 card. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship and Bellator MMA 155-pound titleholder will face the winner of the Marat Garufov-Rae Yoon Ok clash, which has already been taped, but will air on the One on TNT 3 event next Wednesday.

In his latest cage appearance, Alvarez was disqualified after landing several illegal shots on the back of the head of Iuri Lapicus (15-1, 3-1 One) at One on TNT 1. Save for his submission victory over Eduard Folayang at One: Dawn of Heroes, “The Underground King” has recorded three defeats in his latest four outcomes. Besides the disqualification with Lapicus, Alvarez has also been stopped by Dustin Poirier in his last fight on his UFC contract at UFC on Fox 30 before losing in his One Championship debut against Timofey Nastyukhin at One: A New Era in March 2019.

One on TNT 4 will go down at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore on Apr. 28. The main card will air live in the U.S. on TNT starting 10 p.m. ET, and it will also feature a light heavyweight championship tilt between Aung La N Sang and Vitaly Bigdash.
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