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Eddie Alvarez out of ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix due to injury

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 05:49 PM September 26, 2019

MMA star Eddie Alvarez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—Eddie Alvarez has pulled out of his Lightweight World Grand Prix bout in ONE: Century citing injuries.

ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong bared the news on his Twitter account with less than a month before Alvarez was set to take on Saygid Arslanaliev on Oct. 13 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.

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Taking Alvarez’ place is ONE World lightweight champion Christian Lee.

Alvarez (30-7) got to the finals of the tournament after submitting former champion Eduard Folayang via rear-naked choke 2:16 into the Aug. 2 bout at Mall of Asia Arena.

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Arslanaliev (8-1), meanwhile, knocked out former title challenger Amir Khan into the first round of their bout on May 17.

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