ONE Championship confirmed to hold a rematch between Eddie Alvarez and Iuri Lapicus after the incident on the evening of April 7.

MMA boxers violate rules when hitting the back of the opponent

The situation on the back of Lapicus caused Alvarez to be shown a red card and lost.

“Even in my craziest dreams, I couldn’t imagine ONE on TNT coming out with a fouled defeat. I feel bad for Lapicus, Alvarez and their families. most importantly, all are safe and healthy. Safety is always our most important priority, ”wrote One Championship head – Chatri Sityodtong. Facebook April 10.

In the ONE Championship match in Singapore on April 7, Alvarez was shown a red card and lost for a series of blows on the back of Lapicus in the first half. This decision by referee Justin Brown caused a lot of controversy, because there were many opinions that Alvarez accidentally punched Lapicus in the back of the neck, not intentionally breaking the law.

After the referee’s decision, Alvarez burst into tears behind the wings. The boxer nicknamed “Underground King” also whined, determinedly pointed out the blow aimed at the opponent’s ear, and asked ONE Championship to reconsider the result of the match.

Eddie Alvarez cries after being sentenced to a violation of the ONE Championship

Alvarez cried after being defeated.

Sityodtong confirmed he could not reverse the results of the match, but he will seek to organize the rematch between Alvarez and Lapicus. It is common for fighters to rematch after inaccurate decisions by the referee at ONE Championship.

Sityodtong also hinted at disagreeing with referee Brown’s decision. “One thing is for sure that ONE Championship works with the most experienced referees, judges, doctors. Although I don’t always agree with their decisions, I respect their judgments and excellence. And it should be said that the rematch will take place as soon as both boxers are ready, “added the head of ONE Championship on Facebook.

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