ONE: Heart of the Lion
Newly signed ONE Championship athletes Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez are expected to attend ‘Heart of the Lion’ press conference scheduled for November 7 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center in Singapore. The American Mixed Martial Artist are also invited as special guests at the 2018 Global Martial Arts Summit and to attend the event on Friday, the promotion announced Tuesday.
Mid last month ONE Championship announced that former UFC Lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion. Former UFC Flyweight titleholder, Demetrious Johnson was signed late October, which marked a historic deal that traded Johnson from the UFC to ONE in exchange for former ONE Welterweight world champion Ben Askren.
“It is with great honor and pleasure that I share with you all that our newest ONE Championship athletes Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez will be in town for the ONE: Heart of the Lion press conference here in Singapore,” stated Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship.
“They are also invited to participate in all the festivities surrounding the 2018 Global Martial Arts Summit and ONE: Heart of the Lion. I know that we all can’t wait to meet and speak with DJ and Eddie, and this is the perfect chance for everyone to get to know them better.”
ONE: Heart of the Lion takes place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on November 9. In the main event, reigning bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes of Brazil battles out against interim bantamweight world champion Kevin Belingon of the Philippines.