Full fight card released for ONE: ‘Dawn of Heroes’
The ONE: ‘Dawn of Heroes’ fight card is complete. Three more bouts were announced this week with Yushin Okami, Edward Kelly and Pongsiri Mitsatit among the new additions.
In the welterweight division Okami (35-13) will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing promotional debut at ONE: ‘For Honor’. He has been matched with undefeated American wrestler James Nakashima (11-0).
In the strawweight division Mitsatit (10-2) will be looking to build on his impressive stoppage win over Robin Catalan. The Thai has been matched with China’s Miao Li Tao (4-1) who knocked out Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke last month.
The final fight added to the card this week pits Kelly (12-6) against Xie Bin (7-1) in the featherweight division. The Chinese fighter has won his last seven ONE Championship bouts and a win here would establish him as a serious title contender.
ONE: ‘Dawn of Heroes’ will be headlined by a Muay Thai fight. England’s Jonathan Haggerty will make the first defence of his flyweight title against hard hitting Thai fighter Rodtang Jitmuangnon.
The card will also feature three semi finals in the Lightweight Grand Prix and the flyweight Grand Prix. In the latter Demetrious Johnson takes on Tatsumitsu Wada while Danny Kingad goes up against Kairat Akhmetov in the former.
Meanwhile Honorio Banario (14-8) replaces the injured Lowen Tynanes and will face Timofey Nastyukhin (13-4) in the second semi final of the lightweight Grand Prix. The winner will face Saygid Arslanaliev at ONE: ‘Century’ in October.