Three ONE Championship titles on the line in Tokyo
The next edition of ONE Championship is scheduled for March 31. MMA event is billed as “New Era” taking place in Tokyo. Top of the bill features three title fights. In addition, the newly signed with the promotion fighters, Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez are expected to make their debut.
In the main event Xiong Jing Nan defends her strawweight title against Angela Lee. The latter is a current atomweight champion who moves up a weight class.
In the co-main event the reigning ONE middleweight and light heavyweight champion Aung La N Sang faces Ken Hasegawa. The contest is also a rematch. Their first encounter held in June ended in favor of Sang, who puts his middleweight title on the line facing Hasegawa for the second time.
In addition, Eduard Folayang defends his lightweight title against Shinya Aoki. The bout concludes a three-fight championship lineup.
Also on the card the former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez faces Timofey Nastyukhin, making his ONE Championship debut.
The former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson as well makes his first ONE Championship appearance taking on Yuya Wakamatsu.
“The ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix will commence at ONE: A NEW ERA. Initial bouts for the tournament will also be announced at a later date,” reads the announcement the promotion sent out on Thursday.
In conclusion, a highly anticipated encounter between Yodsanklai Fairtex and Andy Souwer is also featured on the card. The bout is presented in terms of “ONE Super Series”.
Other bouts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The current lineup can be found below.
ONE: A New Era
Xiong Jing vs. Angela Lee
Aung La N Sang vs. Ken Hasegawa
Eduard Folayang vs. Shinya Aoki
Eddie Alvarez vs. Timofey Nastyukhin
Demetrious Johnson vs. Yuya Wakamatsu
Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. Andy Souwer