The full line up for ONE FC 6 in Singapore has been released today, and among the very interesting additions to the rumored card we had earlier are a couple of quality signings made by the promotion.
Melvin Manhoef, who is fresh off a win at Road FC 009, will be facing newly signed Japanese fighter in Ryo Kawamura, a two division King of Pancrase. He has been on an impressive streak since dropping down to middleweight and is currently undefeated at 185 lbs, where he has recently claimed and defended the title as the Middleweight King of Pancrase.
Another top prospect recently picked up by ONE FC is Yusup Saadulaev (9-1-1), who is ranked #4 at the World MMA Scouting Report. The talented grappler will be joining the ONE FC Bantamweight Grand Prix and has been matched up against Kevin Belingon (9-2), a young URCC Champion who will be facing his third tough opponent in a row.
The first three bouts for the BWGP will be hosted on the card, and Saadulaev vs. Belingon joins the line up already includes Masakatsu Ueda, Jens Pulver, Zhao Ya Fei, and Min Jung Song.
Also added on the card, Evolve MMA product, Mitch Chilson will take on Indonesian journeyman, Ngabdi Mulyadi, and Singaporean, Radeem Rahman will face Malaysian Gianni Subba.
The only fight which is yet to be finalized on the announced card is for their featherweight championship, and as reported here on BloodyElbow.com, it is expected to be a rematch between Honorio Banario and Bae Young Kwon.
After the jump, check out the entire fight card which includes three title fights, and a super-fight between Shinya Aoki and Arnaud Lepont. Follow me on twitter -- @antontabuena
ONE FC 6: Rise Of Kings
October 6, 2012 -- Singapore Indoor Stadium
- Zorobabel Moreira vs. Kotetsu Boku [Lightweight Championship]
- Honorio Banario vs. Bae Young Kwon [Featherweight Championship]
- Leandro Issa vs. Soo Chul Kim [Bantamweight Championship]
- Shinya Aoki vs. Arnaud Lepont [Super-Fight]
- Melvin Manhoef vs. Ryo Kawamura
Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals:
- Masakatsu Ueda vs. Min Jung Song
- Jens Pulver vs. Zhao Ya Fei
- Kevin Belingon vs. Yusup Saadulaev
Free YouTube Prelims:
- Radeem Rahman vs. Gianni Subba
- Mitch Chilson vs. Ngabdi Mulyadi