Last man standing: Johnson, Alvarez banner ONE Grand Prix tournaments

first_imgApart from its grand venture into eSports, ONE announced it will hold a pair of grand prix tournaments in the flyweight and lightweight divisions that will also act as the coming out party for their prized recruits.READ: ONE Championship launches eSports tournament FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissONE bared its plans to stage grand prix tournaments on Wednesday during its Heart of the Lion press conference at Marina Bay Sands Convention Center here.Chatri Sityodtong, chairman and CEO of ONE, said the Grand Prix tournaments slated next year will feature the eight best flyweights and lightweights with the last man standing in each division winning the world title. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Eddie Alvarez. Photo from ONEJohnson is known to many as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time with the most UFC title defenses with 11 while the explosive Alvarez is a former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion.“The goal is to win the gold and I’m not here to make any shortcuts,” Johnson, who arrived in Singapore just a few hours before the presser started, said.Filipino Geje Eustaquio currently holds the flyweight belt while another Filipino in Eduard Folayang and Singaporean Amir Khan will dispute the vacant lightweight crown on November 23 in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Demetrious Johnson. Photo from ONESINGAPORE —ONE Championship is showing no signs of slowing down in its drive to become the top MMA organization in the world.After another successful year that saw the Singapore-based promotion branch out to a wider audience punctuated with the signing of two world-renowned warriors in Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez, ONE has a lot more in store for next year.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown PBA: Meralco staves off elimination, dominates Phoenix Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img