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Singapore vs Japan: Christian Lee, Kazuki Tokudome fight at ‘ONE: Heart of the Lion’

A new bout has been added to the “ONE: Heart of the Lion” card. Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 30, of Singapore and Kazuki Tokudome, 31, of Tokyo, Japan will compete in a mixed martial arts match in a catch weight of 73 kg.

“ONE: Heart of the Lion” will be the second and final ONE Championship event in Singapore in 2018. It will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on November 9, 2018.

Lee and Tokudome will battle it out in the 13th bout of the evening, which will be the co-main event. The original co-main event has been promoted as the main event.

“ONE: Heart of the Lion” marks the 13th bout of Lee ONE Championship. On the other hand, it will be the second appearance of Tokudome in the promotion.

Both fighters are aiming for a redemptive win. Lee is currently riding a two-bout losing streak.

Originally competing in Pancrase, Tokudome made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Pursuit of Power” on July 13, 2018. During his promotional debut, the Japanese fighter lost via unanimous decision to Narantungalag “Tungaa” Jadambaa, 42, of Ulaangom, Mongolia.

The original main event was a superbout between ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, 20, of Singapore and ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 30, of China. The former was supposed to challenge the latter in an attempt to become the first female two-division world champion of ONE Championship.

However, Angela was pulled out of the card due to an injury. Originally the co-main event, the rematch between ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 38, of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil and ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, 30, of Kiangan, Ifugao, Philippines will be the new main event.

Here is the full “ONE: Heart of the Lion” fight card:

PRELIMINARY CARD

  1. MMA featherweight: Anthony Engelen (Netherlands) vs Meas Meul (Cambodia)
  2. MMA bantamweight: Hisyam Samsudin (Malaysia) vs Xie Bin (China)
  3. MMA bantamweight: Muhammad Aiman (Malaysia) vs Shuya Kamikubo (Japan)
  4. ONE Super Series sanda featherweight: Shahzaib Rindh (Pakistan) vs Feng Lei (China)
  5. MMA lightweight: Adrian Pang (Australia) vs Kota Shimoishi (Japan)
  6. ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Panicos Yusuf (Cyprus) vs Muangthai P.K.Saenchai Muaythaigym (Thailand)
  7. ONE Super Series Muay Thai featherweight: George Mann (United Kingdom) vs Smokin’ Jo Nattawut (Thailand)

MAIN CARD

  1. MMA featherweight: Garry Tonon (United States) vs Sung Jong Lee (South Korea)
  2. ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Andrew Miller (United Kingdom) vs Yodlekpet T-Ded 99 (Thailand)
  3. MMA strawweight: Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (Thailand) vs Himanshu Kaushik (India)
  4. MMA strawweight: Tiffany Teo (Singapore) vs Michelle Nicolini (Brazil)
  5. ONE Super Series kickboxing catchweight 71 kg: Giorgio Petrosyan (Italy) vs Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy (Thailand)

Co-Main Event

  1. MMA catchweight (73 kg): Christian Lee (Singapore) vs Kazuki Tokudome (Japan)

Main Event

  1. ONE Bantamweight World Championship: Bibiano Fernandes (Brazil) vs Kevin Belingon (Philippines)

 

Cancelled Bouts:

  • Featherweight MMA: Abro Fernandes (Indonesia) vs Chan Rothana (Cambodia)
  • Strawweight MMA: Alex Silva (Brazil) Pongsiri Mitsatit (Thailand)
  • 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.

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