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.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor UFC 197 Betting Odds Reveal Early Favorite

  • 28 days ago
  • 89 views

Conor McGregor will be the underdog should he make the move up to the UFC's lightweight division and fight titleholder Rafael dos Anjos as he is expected to. Speaking to MMAjunkie, oddsmaker Joey Odd read news >>

MMAjunkie reader predictions: Make your picks for UFC Fight Night 81

  • 28 days ago
  • 33 views

With the second title fight of 2016 looming, we want your predictions for Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 81 event in Boston.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Augusto Mendes, Elvis Mutapcic make debuts on short notice at UFC Fight Night 81

  • 28 days ago
  • 10 views

The 11th hour changes for the UFC’s return to Boston this weekend continue with another pair of updated bookings featuring some promotional debuts.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Anthony Pettis vs. Eddie Alvarez: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

  • 28 days ago
  • 10 views

No. 1-ranked lightweight contender Anthony Pettis (18-3) will make his return for the first time since losing the UFC lightweight title, and No. 4-ranked Eddie Alvarez (26-4) will be awaiting him on read news >>

Saunders making it uncomfortable for foes inside the Octagon

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

Saunders is headed to Boston for a showdown with Patrick Cote. It’s a matchup that has all the makings of a fan favorite fracas with two big, determined and headstrong welterweights looking to crack read news >>

5 Things the UFC Can Do to Make 2016 the Best Year Ever

  • 27 days ago
  • 36 views

Here are the top 5 ways the UFC can make for a BIG 2016. read news >>

Video: UFC champ Luke Rockhold's elbow drainage will make you gag

  • 26 days ago
  • 30 views

If you’re getting ready to dig into breakfast while you catch up on MMAjunkie’s latest headlines, you might want to skip this one.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Video: This is the head-kick KO that earned Tim Boetsch a UFC contract in 2010

  • 26 days ago
  • 59 views

This weekend at UFC Fight Night 81, Tim Boetsch fights for the 18th time under the UFC banner. Check out the dazzling performance that earned him a UFC contract in 2010.Filed under: Featured Videos, read news >>

Depsite past win over champ Dillashaw, Raphael Assuncao just wants to be remembered

  • 26 days ago
  • 18 views

Raphael Assuncao hasn’t fought since October 2014, but with UFC bantamweight title on the line on Sunday at UFC Fight Night 81, his name is as relevant as ever. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Top free agent Aljamain Sterling not a 'guinea pig for a fighters union'

  • 25 days ago
  • 33 views

UFC bantamweight Aljamian Sterling can thank Sage Northcutt for making up his mind. Sterling told MMAjunkie Radio he might have taken a modest raise from his current pay. Then he saw Northcutt’s pay. read news >>