One FC Kings & Champions Adds Middleweight Clash Between Melvin Manhoef and Brock Larson


Melvin Manhoef - StrikeforceOne FC on Monday announced the addition of Melvin Manhoef vs. Brock Larson to its One FC: Kings & Champions fight card slated for April 5 at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

“I’m beyond excited to see two of the most thrilling middleweights in the world square off at the state-of-the art Singapore Indoor Stadium,” said One FC CEO Victor Cui. “Melvin Manhoef vs. Brock Larson has all the ingredients for a possible Fight of the Night with one of the world’s most-feared strikers squaring off against a grappler who has submitted 24 opponents in his career. I know fans cannot wait to watch these warriors collide on 5 April.”

Melvin Manhoef (27-9-1) has been fighting for well over a decade. While he isn’t typically mentioned among championship contenders, Manhoef has built a solid career on exciting fights, and thrilling knockouts. He is the owner of 25 such knockouts, having defeated the likes of Denis Kang, Kazuo Misaki, Mark Hunt, and Kazushi Sakuraba.

His fight with Larson makes for the classic striker vs. grappler match-up.

Larson (36-7) has been fighting nearly as long as Manhoef, but has taken the polar opposite approach with is fighting style, having submitted 26 of his 36 victims, including Mike Pyle, Carlo Prater, and John Alessio.

Both men entire the fight on three-fight winning streaks, looking to establish themselves on the One FC roster.

One FC: Kings & Champions will be broadcast live on Star Sports, marking the first time ever a live MMA event will be broadcast on the network. One FC said it will be available live in 28 countries to an estimated 500 million viewers.

Fans from around the world can also witness the action online via livestreaming at www.onefc.livesport.tv. The undercard fights are available for viewing free-of-charge and the main card fights will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.

Reigning lightweight champion Kotetsu Boku puts his belt on the line against number one contender Shinya Aoki in the One FC: Kings & Champions main event.

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