Ex-UFC stars set for One Championship debut

Former UFC champions Demetrious Johnson (far left) and Eddie Alvarez will face Japan's Yuya Wakamatsu and Russia's Timofey Nastyukhin in flyweight and lightweight bouts respectively at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on March 31.
Former UFC champions Demetrious Johnson (above) and Eddie Alvarez will face Japan's Yuya Wakamatsu and Russia's Timofey Nastyukhin in flyweight and lightweight bouts respectively at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on March 31.PHOTOS: ONE CHAMPIONSHIP
Former UFC champions Demetrious Johnson (far left) and Eddie Alvarez will face Japan's Yuya Wakamatsu and Russia's Timofey Nastyukhin in flyweight and lightweight bouts respectively at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on March 31.
Former UFC champions Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez (above) will face Japan's Yuya Wakamatsu and Russia's Timofey Nastyukhin in flyweight and lightweight bouts respectively at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on March 31.PHOTOS: ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

Johnson, Alvarez fights lined up for March in Japan, Angela Lee to face Xiong Jingnan on same card

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship stars Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez will make their One Championship debuts in the promotion's event, A New Era, at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on March 31.

Alvarez will face top lightweight contender Timofey Nastyukhin of Russia, while Johnson will face Japan's Yuya Wakamatsu.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 21, 2018, with the headline 'Ex-UFC stars set for One C'ship debut'. Print Edition | Subscribe