Japanese Shooto legends Yasuhiro Urushitani (20-6-6) and "BJ" Shinichi Kojima (13-5-5) have fought each other twice, with both bouts going the distance and ending in draws. On September 13 in Indonesia, These two former Shooto Bantamweight (123 lbs) Champs will try to settle their storied rivalry once and for all, and this time, it will be for the inaugural ONE FC Flyweight Championship.
Both men had their hands raised during their ONE FC debuts, which both happened to be against URCC Pinweight Champ, Rey Docyogen (10-2). Kojima was able to secure a slick come from behind submission finish at ONE FC 7, while the UFC vet in Urushitani won a contested split decision against the Filipino at ONE FC 9.
The event will be hosted at the Istora Senayan, in Jakarta, Indonesia, and it will be the second time Asia's biggest promotion has ventured into the country. Although some sites have mistakenly called this iteration as ONE FC 10, there will likely be another show before this September card with Matt Hume recently going on record with MMA-In-Asia.com about their plans to host a ONE FC show in Hong Kong this August.
Also official for the Jakarta event are Indonesian fighters Vincent Majid and Stefer Rahardian, taking on Malaysia's Eugene Tan and Raymond Tan respectively.
Check out the current fight card, along with Kojima and Urushitani's first two bouts below:
ONE FC Indonesia
Sept 13, 2013 - Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia
- Yasuhiro Urushitani vs. Shinichi Kojima [ONE FC Flyweight Title]
- Vincent Majid vs. Eugene Tan
- Stefer Rahardian vs. Raymond Tan
Kojima vs. Urushitani 1:
Kojima vs. Urushitani 2:
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