Earlier on today, the UFC announced that Michelle Waterson vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz would be going down at UFC Philadelphia, on March 30th.

One athlete who obviously won’t be on the card, is Philadelphia’s Eddie Alvarez, after the Philly native signed to ONE Championship last year.

Alvarez is lined up to face Timofey Nastyukhin in the ONE Lightweight Grand Prix, in Tokyo at ONE: A New Era. This is a huge card. Not only will it be ONE’s first visit to Japan, it will have three title fights and see the ONE debuts of Alvarez and fellow new signing, Demetrious Johnson.

The card goes down on March 31st. The same weekend as UFC Philadelphia. Although the ONE event is a day later than the UFC’s because of the time difference, both cards will go down on Sunday the 31st in Asia.

However, Alvarez is confident who his fellow Philly natives will be watching.

With ONE: A New Era starting within a few hours of UFC Philadelphia ending, it’s going to be a busy weekend for fans of both.

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