The former Ufc and Bellator Lw champion Eddie Alvarez entered this fight with a professional mma record of 29-7-0 (79% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.29 welterweight in the world but he comes off two consecutive losses, against Dustin Poirier in 2018 (Eddie Alvarez vs Dustin Poirier 2) and Timofey Nastyukhin in 2019 (Eddie Alvarez vs Timofey Nastyukhin); before these bouts, in 2017, he had beat Justin Gaethje (Eddie Alvarez vs Justin Gaethje).
His opponent, the black belt in wushu and former One Lw champ Eduard Folayang, has an official record of 21-7-0 (38% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.112 in the same weight class. He lost to Shinya Aoki in March 2019 (Eduard Folayang vs Shinya Aoki 2) but before this fight, in 2018, he had won over Kharun Atlangeriev, Aziz Pahrudinov and Amir Khan. Alvarez vs Folayang is the semi-final of the One Fc lightweight world grand prix tournament; undercard of Martin Nguyen vs Koyomi Matsushima – ONE FC 100. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: ONE Championship: Dawn of Heroes
Where: Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
Alvarez’s previous fight: Eddie Alvarez vs Timofey Nastyukhin
Folayang’s previous fight: Eduard Folayang vs Shinya Aoki 2
Alvarez vs Folayang full fight video:
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