“The Underground King” will confront Rae Yoon Ok
One on TNT 4 co-headliner this Wednesday at Singapore Indoor
Stadium in Kallang, Singapore, where he once again attempts to
regain some of his past magic. Alvarez has posted two wins across
his past seven appearances. Ok, meanwhile, enters the cage on the
strength of a three-fight winning streak. The South Korean standout
last competed at One on TNT 3 on April 21, when he took a unanimous
decision from Marat
As Alvarez and Ok map out their final plans, a look at some of the
numbers that have accompanied them to this point:
37: Years of age for Alvarez, who was born on Jan.
11, 1984 in Philadelphia.
6: Alvarez victories by submission, accounting for
20% of his career total (30). His methods of choice: four
rear-naked chokes, one guillotine choke and one arm-triangle choke.
Alvarez owns 18 other wins by knockout or technical knockout and
six more by decision.
128: Days spent by Alvarez as
Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight titleholder. His
stay at the top lasted from July 7, 2016 to Nov. 12, 2016—the
shortest such reign in UFC history at 155 pounds. Alvarez also
enjoyed two championship in reigns in Bellator
MMA, covering 1,173 days combined.
15: First-round finishes on the Alvarez ledger,
highlighted by his 60-second technical knockout of Chris
Schlesinger at Reality Fighting 7 on Oct. 16, 2004, his
61-second knockout of Derrick
Noble under the Mix Fighting Championships banner on June 3,
2006 and his 65-second knockout of Aaron Riley
at a Bodog Fight show on Dec. 2, 2006.
10: Consecutive victories to start Alvarez’s
career. He fell from the ranks of the unbeaten at Bodog Fight
“Clash of the Nations,” where he succumbed to second-round punches
Thompson in April 2017.
4: Ok wins by knockout, technical knockout or
submission, accounting for 33% of his career total (12). His list
of victims: Burenzorig
Batmunkh, Eun Seok
Park, Pu Zhang and
Hyun Lee. He owns eight other victories by decision.
.597: Cumulative winning percentage between the
three men—Batmunkh, Tom Santos
Song—who have defeated Ok. They hold a combined record of
55: Seconds needed by Ok to bring down Park with a
flying knee and follow-up punches at Angel’s Fighting Championship
3 on April 29, 2017. Having taken place nearly four years ago, it
remains his fastest finish to date and one of only two first-round
stoppage victories on his resume.
7: Promotions in which Ok has competed as a mixed
martial artist. He has gone 3-1 in Heat, 2-0 in Sun Fighting
Championship, 2-0 in Wu Lin Feng, 2-0 in Double G Fighting
Championship, 1-1 in WBK, 1-1 in Angel’s Fighting Championship and
1-0 in One Championship.
1: Regional championship on the Ok mantle. He laid
claim to the Heat lightweight crown in a five-round unanimous
decision over Yasuaki
Kishimoto at Heat 40 on July 15, 2017 and went on to defend it
on one occasion, outpointing Jack Becker
across five rounds a little less than a year later.