FEATHERWEIGHT MATCH UP BETWEEN ROBERT LISTA AND TIMOFEY NASTYUKHIN CANCELLED.
Reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki will defend his belt against fellow countryman Koji Ando after both fighters made weight for ONE Championship’s 27th show.
Aoki weighed-in at 70.1kg while the challenger stepped onto the scales at 70.2kg ahead of their main event showdown.
A featherweight bout between Robert Lisita and Timofey Nastyukhin has been cancelled due to failed medical clearance by Lisita.
“I have respect for Koji Ando, especially since he is my fellow countryman. He has a good ground game and he strikes pretty decently as well. However, I have been training really hard on all areas of my game. I’m ready for Ando come fight night,” Aoki said.
But Koji Ando said he has worked too hard for too long to let this opportunity slide.
“I can assure all the fans that when I step inside that cage, I’ll be ready to give the performance of a lifetime.”
“Whatever the outcome of the fight, one thing is certain, Shinya will know he was in a real battle.”
ONE Lightweight World Championship bout
Shinya Aoki (70.1kg/154lbs) VS Koji Ando (70.2kg/154.5lbs)
Strawweight World Championship bout
Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichok (51.8kg / 114lbs) VS Roy Doliguez (51.6 kg / 113.5lbs)
Ev Ting (65.8kg / 145lbs) VS Marat Gafurov (65.8kg / 145lbs)
Lowen Tynanes (69.7kg / 153lbs) VS Kuat Khamitov (70.3kg / 154.5lbs)
Eddie Ng (70.3kg / 154.5lbs) VS Ariel Sexton (70.2kg / 154.5lbs)
Stephen Langdown (61.2kg / 134.5lbs) VS A La Teng Hei Li (61.2kg / 134.5lbs)
Amir Khan (65.5kg / 144lbs) VS Shannon Wiratchai (65.8kg / 145lbs)
Benedict Ang (65.3kg / 143.5lbs) VS Waqar Umar (65.6kg / 144lbs)
Women’s Strawweight bout
Angela Lee (51.8 kg / 114lbs) VS Aya Saeid Saber ( 51.7kg / 114 lbs)
Ali Yaakub (55.3 kg/ 121.5lbs) VS Jianbing Yang (56.7 kg/ 125lbs)
Fans can watch the action online via livestream for US$9.99.