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ONE “A New Era” Primer: Eddie Alvarez Reflects on Fighting in Japan, Winning Dream’s GP

Eddie Alvarez has headed to Japan to make his promotional debut for ONE Championship, and the decorated fighter will be hoping to duplicate the success he's had competing there before.

Eddie Alvarez has headed to Japan to make his promotional debut for ONE Championship, and the star will be hoping to duplicate the success he’s had competing there before.

The former UFC and Bellator lightweight champ competed in Dream’s lightweight grand prix ten years ago, which went down in the Asian nation. Alvarez went on to defeat Andre “Dida”, Joachim Hansen and Tatsuya Kawajiri en route to winning the GP.

Recently ONE posted the video below, which features Alvarez reflecting on the success he’s had fighting in Japan. At ONE’s “A New Era” on Sunday, Alvarez will face Timofey Nastyukhin in the opening round of ONE’s lightweight grand prix.

Here is the complete line-up for “A New Era”.
ONE: A NEW ERA
Sunday, 31 March
Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan

Main Event
ONE Lightweight World Championship
Eduard Folayang (C) vs Shinya Aoki
Mixed Martial Arts: 77.1kg

Co-Main Event
ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship
Xiong Jing Nan (C) vs Angela Lee
Mixed Martial Arts: 56.7kg

Co-Main Event
ONE Middleweight World Championship
Aung La N Sang (C) vs Ken Hasegawa
Mixed Martial Arts: 93.0kg

Co-Main Event
ONE Bantamweight World Championship
Kevin Belingon (C) vs Bibiano Fernandes
Mixed Martial Arts: 65.8kg

ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix (Quarter-Final)
Demetrious Johnson vs Yuya Wakamatsu
Mixed Martial Arts: 61.2kg

ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix (Quarter-Final)
Eddie Alvarez vs Timofey Nastyukhin
Mixed Martial Arts: 77.1kg

Andy Souwer vs Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex
ONE Super Series Kickboxing (4oz. Gloves): 72.0kg

ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix (Quarter-Final)
Danny Kingad vs Andrew Leone
Mixed Martial Arts: 61.2kg

ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix (Quarter-Final)
Tatsumitsu Wada vs Ivanildo Delfino
Mixed Martial Arts: 61.2kg

ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix (Quarter-Final)
Kairat Akhmetov vs Reece McLaren
Mixed Martial Arts: 61.2kg

Mei Yamaguchi vs Kseniya Lachkova
Mixed Martial Arts: 52.2kg

Anthony Engelen vs Garry Tonon
Mixed Martial Arts: 70.3kg

Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs Hakim Hamech
ONE Super Series Muay Thai (4oz. Gloves): 61.2kg

Panicos Yusuf vs Mohammed Bin Mahmoud
ONE Super Series Muay Thai (4oz. Gloves): 65.8kg

Hiroki Akimoto vs Joseph Lasiri
ONE Super Series Kickboxing (4oz. Gloves): 61.2kg

Yoon Chang Min vs Bala Shetty
Mixed Martial Arts: 77.1kg

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