Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez are set to battle with the best of ONE Championship immediately.
ONE Championship’s Flyweight World Grand Prix and Lightweight World Grand Prix are set to commence in 2019.
The tournaments will pit eight of the best in each division against each other, and Johnson and Alvarez will feature.
Geje Eustaquio’s title, as ONE Flyweight Champion, will be on the line throughout the ONE Championship Flyweight World Grand Prix. Eustaquio’s plans to compete in strawweight, bantamweight, and ONE Super Series will go on hold for now.
The winner of the ONE Championship Lightweight World Grand Prix will be awarded the ONE Lightweight Championship that was recently vacated by Martin Nguyen.
Eduard Folayang and Amir Khan are currently scheduled to fight for the vacant ONE Lightweight Championship on November 23 in Manila, Philippines. The title was recently vacated by current featherweight champion, Martin Nguyen.
Likewise, the lightweight title will be on the line all the way through the ONE Championship Lightweight World Prix.
While the lineup for each tournament has not been confirmed by ONE Championship at this stage, the video package released by the promotion suggests that the following fighters will be competing:
ONE Championship Flyweight World Grand Prix
- Geje Eustaquio (ONE Flyweight Champion)
- Demetrious Johnson
- Kairat Akhmetov
- Adriano Moraes
- Reece McLaren
- Danny Kingad
- Yuya Wakamatsu
- Gianni Subba
ONE Championship Lightweight World Grand Prix
Quarter Final Bouts
- Honorio Banario vs. Lowen Tynanes (Jan. 25)
- Amir Khan vs. Ariel Sexton (Feb. 22)
- Ev Ting vs. Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev (Feb. 22)
- Eddie Alvarez vs. Timofey Nastyukhin (Mar. 31)