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Eddie Alvarez, Eduard Folayang back in ONE lightweight tournament after Timofey Nastyukhin injury

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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.

Alvarez (29-7, 1 no-contest), a former UFC and Bellator champion, met Nastyukhin in his ONE debut in March, losing via first-round knockout. Folayang (21-7), who lost the ONE gold to Shinya Aoki that same night in a non-tournament bout, now has a chance to join the company’s lightweight tournament.

The winner of this contest will meet Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev (8-1) in the grand prix final. Arslanaliev earned his spot in the final after scoring a couple of first-round knockouts, stopping Ev Ting in just 25 second and then Amir Khan in less than three minutes.


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Post #1   7/15/19 12:47:34PM   

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I really want to see Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev vs Eddie Alvarez next. That should be a great test for Saygid whose looked like a complete monster.

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Post #2   7/15/19 12:48:44PM   

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Wait...wait...

Tim Nasty (dubbed) is injured and out of the tourney, so Alvarez is back in!? I think I've seen this before!
Tourneys always get so screwed up; Alvarez vs Ting was the fight to make in the first place and then an Aoki rematch. That was the way I thought all this was heading...with 2 spoilers so close to each other it wouldn't be the most complex MMAth to put them together now.

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Post #3   7/15/19 8:40:02PM