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ONE Championship Lightweight Eddie Alvarez has not appeared in the ONE circuit since ONE at TNT 4 in April 2021. The “King of the Underground” recently teased a return to the cage in the near future, and until then, the former UFC and Bellator champion has been busy honing his skills both on the mat and on the feet.
Posted on Alvarez’s page Instagram The story and Instagram account of Ricardo Almeida, the Pennsylvania native gave fans the peak of his training, giving fans hope that he will grace the ONE circle with his particular kind of violence sooner rather than later.
Check out the Instagram post below:
While Alvarez spent some time working with Ricardo Almeida on grappling, “King of the Underground” is primarily known for his explosive standing skills. Rest assured, the knockout master spends a lot of time working with the pads.
In another post on his Instagram story, the American shared a brief image of himself sparring with professional boxer “The New” Ray Robinson.
Neither Alvarez nor ONE Championship have confirmed a return date. It was previously reported that the 38-year-old fighter was offered a comeback fight at ONE X’s 10th anniversary event in March, but turned down the opportunity.
Recent comments on Alvarez’s album Twitter The account has given fans hope that a comeback is just around the corner.
Eddie Alvarez boasts incredible numbers in mixed martial arts.
In a nearly 20-year career, Eddie Alvarez has amassed 30 victories, several championship titles and impressive numbers. Alvarez has an 80 percent finishing percentage throughout his career, with half of his 30 wins coming in the very first round.
Eddie Alvarez has 18 career knockout wins, which is 60 percent of his wins since he started competing in 2003. During his career, the American has competed in 8 different countries for 11 promotions, including his current ONE home championship.
Perhaps the most impressive number associated with Alvarez’s career is 1174. That’s how many days Alvarez spent as Bellator Lightweight Champion. The Underground King also won the UFC Lightweight Championship before moving to ONE in 2019.
Alvarez showed a true return to form when he defeated Edouard Folayang in an epic comeback in his promotion sophomore performance.
No opponents have been announced for his return, but fans have been clamoring for a possible trilogy of fights with Asian MMA icon Shinya Aoki. The two have faced each other twice, in their first K-1 fight and in a rematch under the Bellator banner.
With the series 1-1 it seems like a great opportunity to see who wins the rubber match. Of course, fans will be happy to see Alvarez in the ONE circle, no matter who his next opponent is.
Who would you like to see Alvarez face in his long-awaited comeback?