Aoki will get his crack at One Fighting Championship gold on
April 5, when the submission ace takes on lightweight ruler
Boku at One FC 8 “Kings
One FC officials recently announced the booking, which takes place
at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. No other bouts
have been announced for the show, but the event is expected to
stream live via online pay-per-view.
Aoki, 29, has won nine of his last 10 fights, with his lone loss in
that span coming via first-round technical knockout in his April
rematch with ex-Bellator champion Eddie
Alvarez. The “Tobikan Judan” was last seen on New Year’s Eve,
forcing onetime UFC competitor Antonio
McKee to tap out after catching the 42-year-old with a crisp
right hook under the eye just 24 seconds into round two.
Boku captured the One FC lightweight strap in his most recent
outing, finishing Zorobabel
Moreira with strikes early in the third round of their
championship clash at One FC 6 this past October. The win marked
the 20th career triumph for Boku, who was previously unsuccessful
in his bid to win the Shooto 154-pound title against Kuniyoshi
Hironaka in July 2011.