ONE Championship’s Demetrious Johnson & Eddie Alvarez On April 7th’s “ONE On TNT I,” Hobbies, Other Future Plans & More – The Hype Magazine


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Published on March 5th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz

ONE Championship is the largest global sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, ONE is the world’s largest martial arts organization, hosting bouts across all styles of martial arts such as mixed martial arts, Muay Thai and kickboxing.In addition to its digital platforms, ONE Championship broadcasts across 150+ countries with some of the largest global free-to-air and digital broadcasters, including Star Sports, Tencent, TV5, Astro, ClaroSports, Startimes, Fox Sports, Thairath TV, Turner Sports, Skynet, Mediacorp, Great Sports, Mediaset Italia and Dubai Sports.

Earlier this year it was announced that ONE Championship and Turner Sports will be presenting 4 weeks of blockbuster martial arts events airing in U.S. prime time with ONE On TNT. The ONE on TNT series will air every Wednesday from April 7, 2021 to April 28, 2021. Each week will include a preliminary card digitally streamed exclusively on the Bleacher Report App and B/R Live at 9:00 PM EST, as followed by 3 main card fights televised exclusively on TNT in the U.S. at 10:00 PM EST.

ONE On TNT I on April 7th will include a main event World Title bout between reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes and ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. The stacked card will also feature unranked Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez against #2-ranked lightweight contender Iuri Lapicus in the co-main event, plus reigning ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon taking on the U.K.’s Jacob Smith in a non-title bout. One week later on April 14th, ONE On TNT II will feature the return of reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian “The Warrior” Lee, as he defends his World Title against #3-ranked lightweight contender Timofey Nastyukhin. Meanwhile, April 21st’s ONE On TNT III will see former ONE Middleweight World Champion and current ONE Light Heavyweight World Champion Aung La “The Burmese Python” N Sang face former ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash in a trilogy bout to determine a #1 contender in the middleweight division.

I had the pleasure of speaking with both ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez via Zoom on March 5, 2021, as embedded below. More on Johnson and Alvarez can be found online via www.onefc.com, www.facebook.com/ONEChampionship and Twitter and Instagram as @ONEChampionship.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren’s writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being “Editor At Large” for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly “Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz” podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly PureGrainAudio.com). He has also co-authored two published books, 2018’s “Pocket Change: Your Happy Money” (Book Web Publishing) and 2019’s “Good Advice From Professional Wrestling” (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.






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