Alain “The Panther” Ngalani will return to the ONE Championship cage in November to battle Igor Subora in a heavyweight clash.
The Cameroonian native is a powerful heavyweight kickboxer and Muay Thai champion who fights out of Impakt Hong Kong.
Ngalani will be eager to return to the ONE cage after a setback last year in his rematch against Chi Lewis Parry at ONE: War of Dragons in Taiwan, which ended with a TKO loss.
Ngalani will take on Igor Subora in what should be a powerful matchup.
Subora of the Ukraine trains all across Asia, particularly in the Philippines. He is a former URCC heavyweight champion and boasts a solid skillset which consists of technical striking and hard-nosed grappling.
Subora is one of the most talented heavyweights on the ONE FC roster, but will have his hands full against the strength of Ngalani.
Also announced for the Singapore card is an impressive strawweight title shot which sees reigning champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke make his first defense against Yago Bryan, a mixed martial artist from Rio de Janeiro.
ONE: Pride of Lions takes place on 13 November at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
A highly-anticipated rematch between welterweight champion Ben Askren and challenger Luis Santos will headline the card.
Victor Cui, CEO of ONE Championship, said 2015 has been a monumental year, but wouldn’t be complete without a phenomenal fight card at home in Singapore.
“We have added five exciting new bouts to round out an already spectacular evening of world-class mixed martial arts. Fans should get ready for another unforgettable night as our ONE Championship superstars take the stage.”
Kicking things off ONE: Pride of Lions will be two featherweight prospects. Winner of ONE: Dynasty of Champions featherweight tournament, Li Kai Wen has enjoyed two victories so far inside the ONE Cage. He now looks for victory number three against Hong Kong’s Nathan Ng, who was also victorious in his ONE Championship debut.