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ONE on TNT 1: Twitter reacts to Eddie Alvarez’s controversial disqualification against Iuri Lapicus


See how MMA Twitter reacted to the controversial disqualification of Iuri Lapicus.

The ONE Championship era on TNT is not off to a good start after the controversial ending to the main card opening bout between Eddie Alvarez and Iuri Lapicus.

Alvarez quickly overwhelmed his opponent with strikes, with the fight going to the ground, where Alvarez laid in some ground-and-pound.

The referee paused the action, however, deeming a couple of Alvarez’s strikes were targeting the back of the head. Alvarez, however, argued that he was hitting at the ear.

Even the ONE commentary team was in debate over if the back of the head was hit — and if it was caused by Lapicus turning his head.

Alvarez was then disqualified, and the MMA community exploded with its takes.

ONE on TNT 1 takes place on Wednesday, April 7, live from Singapore. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.





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