Shinya Aoki will make his debut at One FC 6 in Singapore in October.

The Japanese fighter was slated to make his debut this weekend at One FC 5: Pride of a Nation, but will instead debut against Arnaud Lepont in Singapore this fall.

Lepont is coming off an impressive win in a fight that saw him down Evolve MMA’s Brian Choi.  In the clutch moments of the fight, Lepont pulled off a submission to put Choi away.  In the post-fight interview, Lepont, plain and simply, called out Shinya Aoki, one of the top lightweights in the world. One FC CEO Victor Cui gave the Frenchman his wish and booked him against the “Tobikan Judan” for OneFC 6.

Aoki last fought in April with former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez.  Alvarez defeated Aoki in the first round, getting revenge for his loss at Dynamite!! 2008, a fight that saw Alvarez succumb to the deadly submission skills of Aoki in the first minutes of the fight.

Aoki told AsianMMA.com that he is very excited to make his debut in Singapore, the home of Evolve MMA and his home away from home.  Aoki has immersed himself into the Singaporean culture well and enjoys his time in the country while training.  Aoki feeds off the aura of the crowd and his fight with Lepont will no doubt deliver an extreme surge for the Tobikan Judan.

OneFC 6 will feature a three title fights in addition to the Aoki vs. Lepont main event.  No announcement has been made as to the stipulations of the title fight, as of yet, but newly named matchmaker Matt Hume will likely have a heavy say into how it shapes up.

Courtesy of MMAWeekly.com content partner AsianMMA.com.

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