ONE:’ Dawn of Heroes’ is set for the MOA Arena on Friday. In the main event Martin Nguyen defends his featherweight title against Koyomi Matsushima.

The champion and challenger faced off for the final time yesterday. Nguyen will be looking for his eighth successive featherweight win and the 30 year old was in confident mood,

“I hope you guys are as excited as I am, being able to come back here and compete in front of the Manila fans and Filipinos. On Friday night, you all are in for a treat. I’ve been working so hard and I’m sure he’s been working so hard as well. But this is my division.”

Koyomi Matsushima stated,

“I’m really honored to be competing against the greatest champion, Martin Nguyen. Our fight will be a very exciting fight, so please come to the event and watch.”

At the press conference Chatri Sityodtong announced that ONE Warrior Series would be coming to the Philippines and putting on events in the provinces. He hailed Friday night’s fight card, which features Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson,

“On a personal note, I am so excited for Eduard Folayang versus Eddie Alvarez, genuinely two of the greatest martial artists on the planet, two incredible legends with storied careers, and such incredible human beings. I am a huge fan of Martin Nguyen and Koyomi Matsushima has come here as the best in Japan. This bout is going to be fireworks.”