Australia and Japan will be represented at “ONE: Heart of the Lion,” a ONE Championship event taking place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on November 9, 2018. In the fifth bout of the evening, Adrian “The Hunter” Pang, 41, of Queensland, Australia will face Kota “Genjin” Shimoishi, 31, of Osaka, Japan.
A martial arts veteran with a professional mixed martial arts record of 22 wins, 12 losses and 2 draws, Pang has decimated opponents with his incredible power and no-frills approach to striking in nearly two decades as a professional. He is known for his astounding durability and overwhelming strength, with the ability to walk through opponents with little to no resistance.
However, Pang will need to muster all of his strength when he looks to reinsert himself in the winner’s column. “ONE: Heart of the Lion” gives him a chance to break his four-bout losing streak.
Shimoishi is riding a two-bout losing streak and he currently has 21 wins and 6 losses. Representing Blows Gym, he is one of the top-ranked lightweight contenders in Japan.
The Osaka native is a former Shooto Welterweight Tournament Champion. He is known for his well-rounded striking and grappling skills and his ability to deliver victories using his craftiness.
In the main event of “ONE: Heart of the Lion,” reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 30, of China will defend her title against ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, 20, of Singapore. This the first time two female reigning world champions are fighting each other in ONE Championship.
In the co-main event, reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 38, of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil will defend his title against ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, 30, of Kiangan, Ifugao, Philippines. The bantamweight title unification bout will be a rematch between the two.
Here is the full “ONE: Heart of the Lion” fight card:
- Featherweight MMA: Abro Fernandes (Indonesia) vs Chan Rothana (Cambodia)
- Bantamweight MMA: Hisyam Samsudin (Malaysia) vs Xie Bin (China)
- Flyweight MMA: Muhammad Aiman (Malaysia) vs Shuya Kamikubo (Japan)
- Women’s strawweight MMA: Tiffany Teo (Singapore) vs Michelle Nicolini (Brazil)
- MMA: Adrian Pang (Australia) vs Kota Shimoishi (Japan)
- Lightweight MMA: Garry Tonon (United States) vs Sung Jong Lee (South Korea)
- Strawweight MMA: Alex Silva (Brazil) Pongsiri Mitsatit (Thailand)
- ONE Super Series kickboxing: Giorgio Petrosyan (Italy) vs Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy (Thailand)
- ONE Bantamweight World Championship: Bibiano Fernandes (Brazil) vs Kevin Belingon (Philippines)
- ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship: Xiong Jing Nan (China) vs Angela Lee (Singapore)
Ticket information for ONE: HEART OF THE LION is available at www.onefc.com.