Pros react after Eddie Alvarez vs. Iuri Lapicus is ruled a DQ at ONE on TNT 1

Eddie Alvarez, ONE Championship

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez returned to action at tonight’s ONE on TNT 1 event for a bout with Iuri Lapicus.

Alvarez (30-7 MMA) was returning to action for this first time since scoring a first-round submission victory over Eduard Folayang in August of 2019. That victory had marked Eddie’s first under the ONE banner, as he had suffered a TKO loss to Timofey Nastyukhin in his promotional debut.

Meanwhile, Iuri Lapicus (14-1 MMA) was looking to rebound from the first loss of his career when he squares off with Eddie Alvarez this evening. The European suffered a TKO loss to Christian Lee in his most recent appearance this past October.

Tonight’s Alvarez vs. Lapicus bout last just 58-seconds. After Eddie scored an early takedown he immediately began to land some good ground and pound. However, a couple of the shots were allegedly to the back of the head and thus the fight was stopped and ruled a no-contest.

Check out how the pros reacted to Eddie Alvarez vs. Iuri Lapicus being ruled a DQ below:

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