Former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez had a controversial loss yesterday at ONE Championship against Iuri Lapicus in the co-main event of ONE on TNT 2 which took place in Singapore.
The fight ended in round 1 after Eddie Alvarez was disqualified for hitting Lapicus in the back of the head. In the opening round, Alvarez shot for the takedown and successfully secured it and then he managed to get on the top position.
Upon securing the top position, he landed a punch that seemed to have landed on the backside of the head and this immediately resulted in referee giving Eddie Alvarez a warning. He then followed up with hammer fists. This should have resulted in Eddie Alvarez securing the TKO win, but the referee took out the red card that ended up in Iuri Lapicus getting a DQ win.
Eddie Alvarez wants DQ loss overturned
“I was able to watch the clip of the fight and see everything, and it was a bad call from the referee’s side,” Alvarez said following Wednesday’s event at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
“If I was punching him in the back if the head, then you stand him up, right?” Alvaez asked. “And I get a point (deducted)? You don’t let me knock the guy out. I knocked the guy out. He turned his head, and they just let me keep hammerfisting him. Stand it up. If there’s illegal shots going on, stand the fight up.”
“I just need to sit down and talk to ONE, make sure they correct this,” Alvarez said. “It’s not right. What happened was not right.
“It shouldn’t have been a DQ. It was a mistake. Whoever made the final decision made a mistake, and I’m going to respectfully try to get it reversed. That’s all. I don’t want to get in a fight with anyone. I don’t want to be mad at anyone. I just want everything to go back and get looked at. I just want the truth. That’s it. I just want the truth.” (H/T – MMAjunkie.com)
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