Christian Lee, Eddie Alvarez added to ONE: ‘Infinity’ 2 in Manila
Lee (13-3) will make the first defence of his lightweight title against Iuri Lapicus (14-0). The Moldovan is coming off a first round submission win over former featherweight king Marat Gafurov at ONE: ‘Warrior’s Code’.
Arslanaliev reached the final of the lightweight Grand Prix by winning two fights out of two. Alvarez was reinstated despite losing in the quarter finals and beat Eduard Folayang in the preliminary round.
But the American suffered an injury in the Folayang fight and was replaced by Lee. The lightweight champion would go on to beat Arslanaliev in Tokyo.