A flyweight showdown between former UFC talent Yasuhiro
Urushitani and URCC champion Rey
Docyogen is on tap for One FC
Sherdog.com confirmed the booking Tuesday with a source close to
One Fighting Championship, who also verified that Filipino talent
Eustaquio will take on Road FC vet Andrew
Leone at the May 31 event.
Subtitled “Rise to Power,” One FC 9 takes place at Mall of Asia
Arena in Pasay, Philippines, and will showcase a featherweight
title tilt between reigning champion Honorio
Banario and challenger Koji Oishi.
Urushitani, 36, captured Shooto’s 123-pound title in 2010,
successfully defending the belt once before joining the UFC
flyweight division last year. The Japanese standout would go
winless in his Octagon career, however, falling by knockout to
Benavidez in the UFC’s four-man flyweight tournament before
dropping a unanimous decision to hard-hitting Brazilian John
Lineker this past November at UFC on Fuel TV 6.
Docyogen, meanwhile, began his career a perfect 10-0 and captured
the Universal Reality Combat Championship 119-pound title before
stumbling in his most recent outing, as “The Punisher” was
submitted in his One FC debut by former Shooto champ Shinichi
Kojima on Feb. 2. Docyogen, 30, has stopped eight of his 10
victims, earning four knockouts and four submissions over nearly
seven years of competition.