The Road to ONE 3 card is complete with six bouts. Mazakazu Imanari and Hiroyuki Tetsuka are among the new additions to the event which is set for Tokyo on September 10th.
Imanari (38-18-2) is rapidly approaching his 45th birthday. He is coming off a submission win over Won Il Kwon at ONE: ‘Call to Greatness’ last year and has been competing regularly in grappling competitions.
The veteran will face fellow veteran Yuta Nezu (22-11-2) in a bantamweight bout. The 38 year old is coming off a stoppage loss at the hands of Kazuma Kuramoto at Shooto 1124 last year.
Tetsuka (8-3) is the reigning welterweight King of Pancrase. He is coming off a decision win over Hernani Perpétuo at ONE: ‘Century’ Part II.
The 30 year old has been matched with ONE Warrior Series veteran Gunther Kalunda who is based in Tokyo. The Congolese welterweight is coming off a stoppage win over Mehdi Bagheri at OWS 6.
As previously announced Shinya Aoki has been matched with Kimihiro Eto in the main event. Both lightweights are coming off wins on ONE Championship cards.
The co-main event features two former ONE strawweight champions. Yoshitaka Naito (15-3) is coming off back to back decision wins while Yosuke Saruta (20-9-3) also won his last fight.
Naito is currently ranked #2 while Saruta is #1. Both men are 1-1 in fights against the current strawweight champion Joshua Pacio and the winner will be in pole position for a trilogy title bout.
The event will be available to view online in regions all over the world and will be broadcast by Abema TV in Japan.
Road to ONE 3, Shibuya, September 10th
Shinya Aoki vs. Kimihiro Eto (Lightweight)
Yoshitaka Naito vs. Yosuke Saruta (Strawweight)
Mazakazu Imanari vs. Yuta Nezu (Bantamweight)
Hiroyuki Tetsuka vs. Gunter Ngunza (Middleweight)
Kickboxing: Naoya Kuroda vs. Shoa Arii (Strawweight)
Muay Thai: Kyosuke Yasuda vs. Asahi PKSaenchaigym (Flyweight)