Eduard Folayang faces Yoshihiro Akiyama at ONE on TNT Part IV
Folayang (22-10) has held ONE Championship’s lightweight title twice. But the 36 year old is coming off back to back decision losses and has lost four out of his last five.
Akiyama (15-7) has originally been booked to face Mohammad Karaki but that bout has been nixed. Instead the 45 year old will be making his lightweight debut against Folayang.
As previously announced former middleweight champions Aung La Nsang and Vitaly Bigdash will both face off for the third time on April 29th. This will be a non title rubber match, both men have won one of the previous two fights.
Two lightweights will be looking to rebound after the first loss of their ONE Championship careers when Lowen Tynanes meets Pieter Buist. Also on the card is a flyweight fight between Colbey Northcutt and Sovannahry Em.
In Muay Thai action former flyweight champion Jonathan Haggerty returns. He has been matched with Elias Mahmoudi, with the entire card set to be broadcast by TNT in the US.