Aoki defends title at ONE Championship's “Enter the Dragon”
The largest fight promotions outfit in Asia gets action back in the cage for an explosive MMA card this Friday (May 17) that will be ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki’s first defense against Singapore’s submission artist, Christian Lee, in “Enter The Dragon,” which will air LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A, S+A HD, and iWant Sports at 8:30 pm.
Pinoy MMA fans can also look forward to the return of Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio to the cage, months after his defeat from Adriano Moraes, in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix against Korean Kim Kyu Sung. Former UFC fighter Sage Northcutt will also make his ONE Championship debut against Brazilian mixed martial artist Cosmo Alexandre.
Fight fans will also be able to witness explosive kickboxing and Muay Thai masterclasses from the likes of Italian stallion Giorgio Petrosyan, against Petchmorakot and Dutch striking master Nieky Holzken versus compatriot Regian Eersel, in the undercard.
The names of the fighters lined up may be new to Filipino fight fans’ ears with the exception of Eustaquio and Aoki, who put to sleep Filipino MMA hero Eduard Folayang in Japan, and Lee. But the competing Muay Thai and kickboxing masters have already been introducing themselves via the ONE Super Series that focuses on the art of striking with powerful roundhouse kicks, dangerous elbows, as well as flashy spin attacks.
Don’t miss the two explosive ONE Championship fightcard airing on S+A, S+A HD, and streaming LIVE on iWant Sports with “Enter The Dragon” this Friday (May 17) starting 8:30 pm.
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