Demetrious Johnson, Eddie Alvarez returns kick off ‘ONE on TNT’ event series in April

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ONE Championship will be on TNT this spring, beginning with the returns of a pair of former UFC champions.

The promotion has announced that it will hold a “ONE on TNT” series, which will feature events every Wednesday for four consecutive weeks beginning April 7. Each event will feature prelims streamed on B/R Live at 9 p.m. ET, with a three-fight main card beginning at 10 p.m. ET on TNT.

The series is highlighted by two titles fights and the returns of former UFC champs Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez, who will compete in the first event April 7. Both men missed all of 2020 because of travel bans caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Johnson (30-3-1) last fought Oct. 13, 2019 when he defeated Danny Kingad to win the ONE flyweight grand prix, making him 3-0 with the promotion. Alvarez (30-7), meanwhile, submitted Eduard Folayang in his last fight on Aug. 2, 2019 to bounce back from a TKO loss to Timofey Nastyukhin in his promotional debut.

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The slate of shows and current fights booked includes:

ONE on TNT 1, April 7

  • Champ Adriano Moraes vs. Demetrious Johnson – for flyweight title

  • Eddie Alvarez vs. Iuri Lapicus

ONE on TNT 2, April 14

ONE on TNT 3, April 21

ONE on TNT 4, April 28

  • No fights booked at this time