Report: One Championship Lightweight Grand Prix Opening Round Set

One Championship announced in 2018 that the promotion would be holding both a flyweight and lightweight grand prix.

While little is known about the flyweight grand prix, other than the involvement of former UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson, rumored first round pairings of the lightweight grand prix have been reported by Tom Taylor of BJPenn.com.

The first round of the lightweight grand prix will reportedly see Honorio Banario face Lowen Tynanes on January 25, Amir Khan faces Ariel Sexton on February 22, Dagi Arslanaliev faces Ev Ting on February 22 and former UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez faces Timofey Nastyukhin on March 31.

Although the first round of action is reportedly set, no brackets have been revealed yet, so it is unknown at this time as to whom the winners will face in the semi-finals and beyond.

One Championship: Hero’s Ascent takes place on Friday, January 25 from the Mall Of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines with Geje Eustaquio and Adriano Moraes in the main event. One Championship: Call To Greatness takes place on Friday, February 22 from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore with no main event announced at this time. One Championship: A New Era takes place on Sunday, March 31 from the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan with Eduard Folayang and Shinya Aoki headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of all the events, which stream live on the One App.

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