One FC LogoOne FC 6 is now in green lit and ready to go.

The additional fights recently announced include King of Pancrase Ryo Kawamura, who will meet Dutch kickboxer Melvin Manhoef in a middleweight tilt, and Yusup Saadulaev will meet Filipino Kevin Belingon at bantamweight.

Manhoef, a One FC veteran, had a brief visit to the One FC cage in his last fight with the promotion.  Fighting experienced Japanese Sambo fighter Yoshiyuki Nakanishi, Manhoef suffered a huge gash on his shin which caused for an abrupt end to the fight.  Manhoef was victorious with Road FC this month and will look to continue his winning ways.

Meanwhile, former DREAM bantamweight grand prix competitor Yusup Saadulaev has agreed to fight Filipino Kevin Belingon in a bantamweight fight.  Saadulaev looked amazing in his fight with Hideo Tokoro at Genki Desu Ka!! Omisoka! 2011, slamming him to the canvas in the opening minutes of their fight, finishing him by TKO.  His services were not needed further in the grand prix as the bout was a reserve fight.  Saadulaev was knocked out of the grand prix at DREAM 17, losing to Rodolfo Marques Diniz by way of decision.

Saadulaev will make a huge impact in the bantamweight division with One FC.  One of the most underrated prospects in the Eastern Hemisphere, the Russian is a solid fighter with a lot to offer.  A bout with Bibiano Fernandes would be an exciting fight as it would pit two of the promotions best bantamweights against one another.

One FC 6 features Shinya Aoki’s first fight with One FC.  After initially being announced as competing on the One FC 5 card in Manila, Aoki was never matched with an opponent.  Arnaud Lepont called out the Japanese fighter following his previous bout, setting up a fight between the two.  The much more experienced Aoki should have no problem in his bout with Lepont, which could set up a title shot for him in the near future.  The event will also feature three championship fights:  lightweight, featherweight, and bantamweight.

In the lightweight bout, Kotetsu Boku meets Zoro Moreira. The featherweight title fight pits Honorio Banario against Bae Young Kwon. And finally, in the bantamweight title fight, Leandro Issa meets Soo Chul Kim in a rematch.

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