yasuhiro-urushitani-2.jpgThe main card is set for next month’s “ONE FC 9: Rise to Power” event with the recent addition of two flyweight bouts.

The include Yasuhiro Urushitani (19-6-6) vs. Rey Docyogen (10-1) and Geje Eustaquio (4-1) vs. Andrew Leone (5-2).

ONE FC 9, which also features two previously announced title fights, takes place May 31 at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines. It streams via online pay-per-view.

Urushitani is a recent UFC fighter who competed in the organization’s championship flyweight tournament. However, after entering the organization with a five-fight win streak, the Japanese fighter suffered a TKO loss to Joseph Benavidez in the opening round of the tourney and then a decision defeat to John Lineker in November. That prompted his UFC release.

He fights for the time since then when he meets Docyogen, a top Filipino prospect who won his first 10 pro bouts. However, in February, the URCC pinweight champion made his ONE FC debut and suffered a submission defeat to well-respected Shinichi Kojima.

Eustaquio, meanwhile, is a Filipino who looks for his third straight win following a ONE FC 2 victory over Alex Silva. The well-rounded fighter meets Leone, an American wrestler and grappler, makes his promotional debut. He had been on a five-fight win streak before a Road FC 8 submission loss to Kyung Ho Kang.

The latest ONE FC 9 card now includes:

the latest on “ONE FC 9: Rise to Power,” stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Yasuhiro Urushitani)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 205 Adds Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson

  • 27 days ago

The UFC 205 press conference was a great half hour of banter, and Dana White also dropped an announcement of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson.The crowd was overjoyed to hear that the UFC' read news >>

UFC Fight 99 adds Mark Godbeer vs. Justin Ledet to lineup in Belfast

  • 25 days ago

The UFC’s return to Northern Ireland in November has a new addition to the lineup, and a veteran heavyweight will make his promotional debut.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

MMAjunkie's 'Knockout of the Month' for September: A knee strike that'll knock your socks off

  • 21 days ago

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie takes a look at the best knockouts from September. Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMAjunkie’s read news >>

MMAjunkie's 'Submission of the Month' for September: A featherweight record-setter

  • 20 days ago

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie takes a look at the best submissions from September.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 98 adds Chris Avila vs. Enrique Barzola, Enrique Briones vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade

  • 19 days ago

The UFC has added a pair of contests for the promotion’s return to Mexico.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Despite skid, WSOF 33's Joao Zeferino doesn't see recent losses as setbacks

  • 19 days ago

Joao Zeferino has a surprisingly positive outlook on the current status of his career. With back-to-back losses, Zeferino said he doesn’t feel an unordinary amount of pressure to get back on track wh read news >>

Coker Undeterred by Potential of Public Backlash Ahead of Bellator's Israel Debut | FIGHTLAND

  • 19 days ago

Photo via Scott Coker/Twitter Last month, Bellator announced its first event in Israel, which is scheduled to take place on November 10 at Tel Aviv’s 11000-seat Menora Mivtachim Arena. The card boast read news >>

MMAjunkie's 'Fight of the Month' for September: A clash of two former UFC champions

  • 19 days ago

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie takes a look at the best fights from September.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Bellator 163 lineup set with addition of Ed Ruth, Tyrell Fortune MMA debuts in Connecticut

  • 18 days ago

Next month’s Bellator return to Connecticut now is complete with the addition of six fights for the preliminary card, including the highly touted pro MMA debuts of a pair of elite collegiate wrestler read news >>

ONE Championship 49 lineup complete with addition of 3 fights to November card in Singapore

  • 17 days ago

Next month’s “ONE Championship: Defending Honor” lineup is complete with the addition of three new fights to a card that is topped with two title bouts.Filed under: News read news >>