One Fighting Championship has canceled a planned featherweight
title bout at One FC
6 "Rise of Kings."
Promotion officials revealed the final fight card for the Oct. 6
event on Thursday, noticeably omitting the expected 145-pound title
Banario was announced as the first participant in the contest
earlier this month and was expected to rematch Bae Young
Kwon at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
According to a source close to the promotion, Kwon bowed out of the
bout without having been announced as Banario's official adversary.
The reason for Kwon's withdrawal is not currently known.
Despite the cancellation, the promotion will still crown champions
in the lightweight and bantamweight divisions, as Zorobabel
Moreira collides with Kotetsu Boku
Issa rematches Soo Chul
Kim. The pay-per-view event will also see former Dream champion
Aoki square off with French talent Arnaud
Lepont in the evening's headliner.
Additionally, hard-hitting Dutchman Melvin
Manhoef will also be in action on Saturday, as “No Mercy” toes
the line against middleweight King of Pancrase Ryo
Kawamura. Three bantamweight grand prix quarterfinals will also
go down at the event, featuring the likes of Jens Pulver,
Ueda and Kevin
Belingon taking on Yanfei Zhao,
Ming Jung Song and Yusup