Shinya Aoki to face James Nakashima on January 22nd according to report
The South China Morning Post reports that Shinya Aoki will be fighting on a ONE Championship card on January 22nd in Singapore. The newspaper in Hong Kong states that the former lightweight champion has been booked to face James Nakashima.
The ONE Championship schedule for 2021 has yet to be released. But this would be Aoki’s first fight for the promotion in over a year and Nakashima’s lightweight debut.
Nakashima (12-1) saw his perfect professional record spoiled by Kiamrian Abbasov at ONE: ‘Inside the Matrix’ Part II last month. Following the first loss of his career the American has apparently decided to move down a division.
ONE: ‘Collision Course’ Part II will be broadcast tomorrow. The promotion traditionally announces future fights during the live feed so official confirmation of this lightweight bout could be imminent.