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https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/one-championship/one-championship-announces-8-man-lightweight-and-flyweight-tournaments/

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ONE Championship’s biggest all-time acquisitions in former UFC champions Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez now know when their promotional debuts will take place. Interestingly enough, they won’t be coming in your basic format but instead, tournament style as ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced via Instagram.

Each of Johnson’s and Alvarez’ divisions will get a featured 8-man Grand Prix that they will compete in for the opportunity to become ONE champions. The tournaments will take place sometime next year and fighters will only have one fight per night. The brackets and matchups have yet to be revealed.

Some of the notable names at lightweight that will be in the tournament include Amir Khan (NOT THE BOXER), Timofey Nastyukhin, Ariel Sexton, former champion Eduard Folayang and lightweight MMA legend Shinya Aoki. Flyweights include the likes of Kairat Akhmetov, Adriano Moraes, Danny Kingad and current champion Geje Eustaquio.

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... their scoring system favors Alvarez & Johnson, should be easy work -

I'm familiar w/ all those fighters, they suck, Aoki too -

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2 hours ago, Bezerker101 said:

... their scoring system favors Alvarez & Johnson, should be easy work -

I'm familiar w/ all those fighters, they suck, Aoki too -

Eddie can always find a way to lose a fight

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11 minutes ago, MauroPedrosa said:

Eddie can always find a way to lose a fight

The best guy they got is Aoki, and Alvarez smashed him the last time.

I'll go ahead and state the obvious here.... the entire point of this tournament is Alvarez vs. Aoki 3.

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7 hours ago, cashfl0w said:

The best guy they got is Aoki, and Alvarez smashed him the last time.

I'll go ahead and state the obvious here.... the entire point of this tournament is Alvarez vs. Aoki 3.

Has Aoki ever won a fight outside of Asia? lol

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1 hour ago, MauroPedrosa said:

Has Aoki ever won a fight outside of Asia? lol

I watched him lose to Folayang, it was a beatdown -

I agree, .. they're fast-tracking Alvarez/ Johnson, .. possibly could backfire, seen stranger things happen in mma

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