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Sport Heartbreaking video shows Eddie Alvarez distraught after he was disqualified at ONE on TNT I

21:35  08 april  2021
21:35  08 april  2021 Source:   mmajunkie.com

ONE on TNT I results: Adriano Moraes knocks out Demetrious Johnson; Eddie Alvarez disqualified

  ONE on TNT I results: Adriano Moraes knocks out Demetrious Johnson; Eddie Alvarez disqualified ONE flyweight champion (19-3) became the first man to ever score a stoppage win over former UFC champ (30-4-1), halting him with strikes in the second round of their featured bout at ONE on TNT I. The contest served as the headlining MMA contest of Wednesday's event, which took…The contest served as the headlining MMA contest of Wednesday’s event, which took place at Singapore Indoor Stadium and aired live on TNT in the U.S.

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Eddie Alvarez hadn’t fought since August 2019, and he entered ONE on TNT I rejuvenated and ready to make a run at another title.

Alvarez’s fight with Iuri Lapicus was going well on Wednesday night, too. In the early going, the former Bellator and UFC lightweight champion had secured a dominant top position and began raining punches on Lapicus. The only problem is that, while Alvarez believed his punches landed to the side Lapicus’ head, the referee ruled they were striking the back of his head.

The result was a disqualification at the 1:02 mark of the first round. Not a warning, not a point deduction, the referee was quick to disqualify Alvarez.

Eddie Alvarez wants ONE on TNT I disqualification overturned: 'It was a bad call'

  Eddie Alvarez wants ONE on TNT I disqualification overturned: 'It was a bad call' After taking time to review the tape of his fight at ONE on TNT I, believes the result needs to be overturned. "I was able to watch the clip of the fight and see everything, and it was a bad call from the referee's side," Alvarez said“I was able to watch the clip of the fight and see everything, and it was a bad call from the referee’s side,” Alvarez said following Wednesday’s event at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Afterward, ONE Championship shared video of a Alvarez absolutely distraught backstage at Singapore Indoor Stadium (via Twitter).

It’s absolutely tough to see Alvarez in this emotional state, and we could only imagine the frustration and heartbreak he must’ve been feeling in that moment. To lose more than a year of his career because of the COVID-19 pandemic only to come back and have his first fight end in this fashion? Brutal. It also may not have helped to see Lupicus getting carted off on a stretcher. Being so emotional about the situation was understandable.

Miesha Tate breaks down ONE on TNT 1 – including some perceived disrespect toward Adriano Moraes

  Miesha Tate breaks down ONE on TNT 1 – including some perceived disrespect toward Adriano Moraes ONE Championship is back this week with two of its most high-profile free agent signings in history – and a high-profile broadcast platform to go with it. ONE on TNT 1 takes place Wednesday at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. The main card airs on TNT…ONE on TNT 1 takes place Wednesday at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. The main card airs on TNT following prelims on B/R Live.

In his post-fight interview, Alvarez made it clear that he would like ONE Championship to overturn the result.

“I just need to sit down and talk to ONE, make sure they correct this,” Alvarez said. “It’s not right. What happened was not right.”

Hard to disagree.

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ONE on TNT 1: Adriano Moraes vs. Demetrious Johnson live results and highlights .
ONE on TNT 1: Adriano Moraes vs. Demetrious Johnson live results and highlights. ONE Championship makes history on Wednesday when they hit American primetime for the first time in their long history. The ONE on TNT series kicks off with a flyweight title fight between reigning champion Adriano Mo raes and Flyweight Grand Prix champion Demetrious Johnson. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your results and highlights throughout the night. Main Card (TNT, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Adriano Moraes vs. Demetrious Johnson – for flyweight title OFFICIAL RESULTS: Highlights: Eddie Alvarez vs.

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