Eddie Alvarez places the remainder of the ONE Championship light-weight division on discover as he prepares for his second battle.
Leaping to a brand new promotion wasn’t so welcoming for Eddie Alvarez. The multiple-time champion confronted a setback when he debuted in ONE Championship; shedding to Timofey Nastyukhin through first-round stoppage. Alvarez posted on Instagram to touch upon his lose and his upcoming return to the cage..
Each Alvarez and his former UFC colleague and champion, Demetrious Johnson, are heading again to motion in August at an occasion titled ONE Championship 99: Daybreak of Heroes. Alvarez is ready to face a former ONE champion in Eduard Folayang. The information was introduced on Monday and Alvarez took to Instagram to share his ideas on the comeback.
“Oh, you thought a loss would discourage me?” Alvarez posted on Instagram. “You see I’m from a spot the place shedding and failure was a typical apply. My possibilities had been very small to ever be known as a winner, I discovered to lose, fail, be advised no, and was rejected approach earlier than I ever understood learn how to win.”
Alvarez ought to be accustomed to setback when making his debut in a brand new group. Again in 2014 Donald Cerrone welcomed Alvarez into the UFC and took dwelling a unanimous determination victory over the previous Bellator champion. That will kick off a streak the place Alvarez would win three fights earlier than changing into the UFC light-weight champion in July of 2016.
Folayang boasts a 21-7 skilled file. He’s a two-time ONE Championship title holder, taking the title away from Amir Khan and Shinya Aoki. He would lose the belt again to Aoki the identical evening that Alvarez was defeated in his organizational debut.
“You didn’t kill a King , You pissed off an empire,” Alvarez posted. “I’ll see You all Aug 2nd in Manila.”
ONE Championship 99: Daybreak of Heroes will probably be aired on demand through the B/R Reside App.