UnderGround Forums Eddie Alvarez back in ONE LWGP

Edited: 7/15/19 10:17 AM
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https://www.mmafighting.com/2019/7/15/20694483/eddie-alvarez-eduard-folayang-one-lightweight-tournament-timofey-nastyukhin-mma

The upcoming lightweight fight between Eddie Alvarez and Eduard Folayang, scheduled for ONE Championship’s event on Aug. 2 in Manila, will now serve as a tournament semifinal after Timofey Nastyukhin was forced to pull out of the grand prix with an injury, the promotion announced.

 

The winner of this contest will meet Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev (8-1) in the grand prix final. 

Dagi's "loss" is like Jon Jones'

 

 

7/15/19 11:05 AM
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Alvarez, KTFO'd by Nastyukhin in the first round of his only ONE fight vs. Folayang, choked out in the first round in his most recent ONE fight: Winner gets to fight Arslanaliev for the Grand Prix title. 

Folayang wasn't even included in the original Grand Prix brackets released in January (see below). Alvarez was eliminated brutally. 

Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev won his first two fights in the Grand Prix with first round KTFO's in both. 

Very legit. By "legit" I mean: What a fucking joke.

7/15/19 11:08 AM
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Folayang's a super difficult fight. If I'm being honest I'd slightly favor Folayang to win. Cheering for Eddie all day.
7/15/19 11:18 AM
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standard chatri
7/15/19 11:50 AM
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Dunno how I feel about that. I suppose it's the right call. Be weird if he wins it now.

I like Eddie. But that KO was sick.

 

 

7/15/19 1:14 PM
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didnt joaquin hansen once win a tourney where he lost 1st round and they let him back in?

7/15/19 1:19 PM
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Folayang is talented, but if Eddie has a good night, it’s a mismatch. All depends on which Eddie shows up.

7/15/19 1:57 PM
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I was kinda hoping he’d take more time off after that last fight. Didn’t he split his eyelid or something?

7/15/19 2:53 PM
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ranier wolfcastle -

didnt joaquin hansen once win a tourney where he lost 1st round and they let him back in?

hehe yea that was after he lost to Eddie in that FOTY contender, then Eddie had *another* possible FOTY with kawajiri in the next round, injured his eye, & was replaced by joachim who pummeled aoki for the LW belt later that night.  very satisfying KO :)

 

 

7/15/19 4:20 PM
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I miss Hansen. That guy was always fun to watch.

7/15/19 8:21 PM
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Ttt for Hansen. One of my favorites.

 

strange if Alvarez wins it all.

7/15/19 10:16 PM
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Fabes -

I miss Hansen. That guy was always fun to watch.

Seriously 

7/15/19 11:07 PM
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I hope this dude he’s fighting is a little less explosive than the last guy. That was hard to watch. Made sense afterwards when you saw the injury. When he lost to Conor I watched in Boston with people who didn’t know Eddie. They were all giving me shit, and the only silver lining I had was that Conor just looked great. Literally great, and at his peak. Eddie went head on with greatness (at the time) and lost.  I can live with that. And the dude in ONE looked real good but it just felt different. Never saw Eddie curl up and just cover up like that. Saw the injury the next day and it made sense. Not saying he woulda won but it explain his reaction. 

7/15/19 11:17 PM
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branchdavidian -
ranier wolfcastle -

didnt joaquin hansen once win a tourney where he lost 1st round and they let him back in?

hehe yea that was after he lost to Eddie in that FOTY contender, then Eddie had *another* possible FOTY with kawajiri in the next round, injured his eye, & was replaced by joachim who pummeled aoki for the LW belt later that night.  very satisfying KO :)

 

 

Aoki is a POS, that was glorious at the time! 

7/16/19 2:38 AM
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Arslanaliev is a fucking MONSTER! He KO'd Timofey awhile back too.

He wins the GP for sure anyways so all is well.

Dude would be right in the mix in the UFC.
7/16/19 2:59 AM
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 "The winner of this contest will have their shit pushed in by Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev (8-1) in the grand prix final."

 

Fixed it for you.

7/16/19 3:02 AM
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7/16/19 3:17 AM
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Floppy Divac - 

 "The winner of this contest will have their shit pushed in by Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev (8-1) in the grand prix final."

 

Fixed it for you.


24 days ago
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HE should win the next fight by breaking that guys hand with his face????