ONE FC 19: Reign of Champions is promised to be the promotion’s biggest event in its history with three title fights headlining ONE FC’s debut in Dubai, UAE. A lightweight title fight between Shinya Aoki (35-6) and Kamal Shalorus (9-3-2) and a welterweight title fight between Nobutasu Suzuki (11-1-2) and Ben Askren (13-0) were both previously announced.
Now joining the fray and making it a trio of championship fights on the card is the featherweight title fight between Koji Oishi (25-9-10) and Jadamba Narantungalag (9-3).
Koji Oishi defends his ONE FC title for a 2nd time, after winning and defending the featherweight championship by defeating Honorio Banario both times by knockout. The former UFC and Pancrase veteran is undefeated in his last 5 bouts.
Mongolia’s Jadamba Narantungalag earns his shot at the title after defeating the same opponent; Honorio Banario, in his ONE FC debut in May. Dubbed as Mongolia’s top fighter, he has won 9 of his last 10 bouts after suffering back-to-back losses to begin his career.
Also on the card, Roger Huerta makes his return after a more than 2-year absence from the sport to take on Christian Holley.
Accomplished boxer, former WBO and IBA Super Bantamweight champion, Ana Julaton (1-0) returns to ONE FC and looks to follow up on her successful pro MMA debut; against Ann Osman (0-1).
Other notable names on the card, TUF 10 heavyweight turned light heavyweight, James McSweeney (13-11) returns to ONE FC after scoring a first round knockout in his debut. And Evolve MMA’s accomplished grappler, Herbert Burns (3-0) looks to remain undefeated against Hiroshige Tanaka (10-1).
All this apart of the 9-fight card that CEO Victor Cui calls ‘the best we’ve ever had.
ONE FC 19 will be held at the World Trade Centre in Dubai on August 29th.
Full ONE FC 19 Fight Card:
- Shinya Aoki (C) vs. Kamal Shalorus —Lightweight Title
- Nobutatsu Suzuki (C) vs. Ben Askren—Welterweight Title
- Koji Oishi (C) vs. Jadamba Narantungalag—Featherweight Title
- Christian Holley vs. Roger Huerta
- Hiroshige Tanaka vs. Herbert Burns
- Ali Yaakub vs. Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke
- Christiano Kaminishi vs. James McSweeney
- Vaughn Donayre vs. Mohamad Walid
- Ann Osam vs. Ana Julaton