Eddie Alvarez will soon be returning to TNT for the ONE Championship, according to a recent announcement from the Singapore-based combat sports promotion.
ONE Championship has been broadcasting events on TNT almost every Wednesday night in April since they started with ONE on TNT 1. The event featured former UFC fighters Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson on the main card to help bring the promotion to life. some new eyes and make fights freaks. in the US aware of their brand.
While the events featured some great fights, Alvarez’s fight on TNT leading from AEW Dynamite did not go as well as the promotion hoped. While facing Iuri Lapicus, Álvarez landed some blows that the official considered illegal. Lapicus was unable to continue and Álvarez was disqualified.
Alvarez has been 1-2 since signing with ONE Championship and President and CEO Chatri Sityodtong has wanted to bring his MMA brand to the US since last year with Alvarez, but had to wait until now as the COVID-19 pandemic forced all sports to postpone or cancel most plans.
Alvarez was upset about the call and more upset about causing damage to his opponent leaving him unable to compete. It was clearly an accident, but once the decision was made, it wasn’t the US ONE Championship debut or Alvarez had it in mind. It seems that ONE on TNT IV seems to make up for that.
This Wednesday, ONE on TNT III will have Murat Gafurov and Ok Rae Yoon taking on the winner against Álvarez on April 28. Before the Lapicus fight was stopped, Alvarez was fine and probably just wanted to get back on the winning track. Fans will have to tune in to TNT the next two Wednesday nights at 10pm EST to find out how things are going.