ONE Championship presents a mixed fight-show billed as “New Era” on March 31 at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. The event marks the Japanese debut of prominent Asian promotion featuring four title bouts, quarterfinals of two World Grand Prix, as well as a series of super fights.
The fight card of the upcoming show has suffered a change when “Andrew Leone of the United States has withdrawn from his ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix quarter-final bout against Danny “The King” Kingad of the Philippines. As a result, Japanese veteran Senzo Ikeda will fill in for Leone to face Kingad,” reads the announcement sent out on Monday.
“Ikeda, who sports a professional mixed martial arts record of 12-6-1, is a former undefeated boxer. He captured the Pancrase Flyweight World Championship with a unanimous decision victory over Mamoru Yamaguchi in August 2017, and is today a veteran of the Japanese martial arts scene. Coming off a sensational fifth-round stoppage victory over fellow ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix entrant Yuya Wakamatsu, Ikeda now seeks to leave a lasting impression in his promotional debut as he takes on Filipino phenom Danny Kingad.”
Here is an updated fight card for ONE New Era on Mar. 31 in Tokyo ?? pic.twitter.com/aXv4neiiFx
— FIGHTMAG (@fightmag) March 18, 2019
In the main event at ONE: New Era Eduard Folayang faces former champion Shinya Aoki for the second time in defense of his ONE Lightweight title. Also on the card three title bouts serving as the co-main event, as well as flyweight Demetrious Johnson and lightweight Eddie Alvarez who make their promotional debut partaking in World Grand Prix in their respective weight classes.
In addition, Muay Thai star Yodsanklai Fairtex faces K-1 World Max champion Andy Souwer in a highly anticipated rematch. The complete fight card can be found below.
Lightweight Eduard Folayang vs. Shinya Aoki
Women’s Strawweight Xiong Jing Nan vs. Angela Lee
Middleweight Aung La N Sang vs. Ken Hasegawa
Bantamweight Kevin Belingon vs. Bibiano Fernandes
Flyweight Demetrious Johnson vs. Yuya Wakamatsu
Lightweight Eddie Alvarez vs. Timofey Nastyukhin
72 kg Andy Souwer vs. Yodsanklai Fairtex (Kickboxing)
Flyweight Danny Kingad vs. Senzo Ikeda
Flyweight Tatsumitsu Wada vs. Ivanildo Delfino
Flyweight Kairat Akhmetov vs. Reece McLaren
52.2 kg Mei Yamaguchi vs. Kseniya Lachkova
70.3 kg Anthony Engelen vs. Garry Tonon
61.2 kg Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs. Hakim Hamech (Muay Thai)
65.8 kg Panicos Yusuf vs. Mohammed Bin Mahmoud (Muay Thai)
61.2 kg Hiroki Akimoto vs. Joseph Lasiri (Kickboxing)
77.1 kg Yoon Chang Min vs. Bala Shetty