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Folayang defense against Aoki ushers new MMA era in Japan

Eduard Folayang defends his ONE Lightweight World Championship against Japanese Martial arts icon Shinya Aoki at ONE: A New Era on March 31 to usher a new era of martial arts in Japan.

Folayang defense against Aoki ushers new MMA era in Japan
Eduard Folayang
The event will be ONE’s inaugural show in Japan and will not only feature the Filipino superstar and the Japanese legend but a card loaded with stars from top to bottom.

In one of three co-main events, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee challenges Chinese powerhouse Xiong Jing Nan for her ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion. Lee is hoping to be the promotion’s first female two-division mixed martial arts World Champion. 

Two-division ONE World Champion Aung La N Sang defends his middleweight crown against Japanese Ken Hasegawa. The two battled in an epic clash which became the 2018 Bout of the Year. Hasegawa hopes to turn the tables in his home turf.

ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin Belingon defends his title against former champion Bibiano Fernandes. The two—who split their first two matches—battle for the third time to decide once and for all who is the best bantamweight on the planet.

The card will also see the ONE debut of mixed martial arts stars Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson. Alvarez battles dangerous Timofey Nastyukhin while Johnson takes on Yuya Wakamatsu in ONE’s Lightweight and Flyweight Grand Prix tournaments, respectively.

Finally, the stacked also features a showdown between two kickboxing legends in Andy Souwer and Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex. 

Topics: Eduard Folayang , ONE Lightweight World Championship , Shinya Aoki , Angela Lee , Xiong Jing Nan
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