Shinya Aoki faces Kimihiro Eto at Road to ONE 3
Road to ONE 3 is set for Tokyo on September 10th according to Bout Review. There will be some big names on the card which takes place at Shibuya O-East.
Aoki lost his title last year when he was stopped in the opening round by Christian Lee in a stunning upset. But he bounced back to beat former featherweight champion Honorio Banario at ONE: ‘Century’ Part II.
While Aoki (44-9-0-1) is one of the most recognizable stars in the region Eto (17-5-2) made his name with ONE Warrior Series. The 31 year old is coming off a submission win over Amir Khan at ONE: ‘King of the Jungle’.
Aoki is six years the senior of Eto. The former ONE, Dream, Shooto and WAMMA champion will be a strong favourite against an opponent who has never won a title.
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.