According to an official announcement from Asian organization ONE FC, their March 31 card titled ONE FC: War of the Lions will be highlighted by appearances from Masakazu Imanari, Melvin Manhoef, and Tatsuya Kawajiri in addition to fights involving regional stars such as Eduard Folayang, Yuya Shirai, and Eddie Ng.
Though no opponent has surfaced yet for DREAM/PRIDE veteran Kawajiri, Manhoef takes on 11-2 former heavyweight Yoshiyuki Nakanishi, while leg-lock master Imanari clashes with unbeaten Filipino Kevin Belingon.
ONE FC has already created a reputation for itself in less than a year of existence by signing a deal with ESPN in Asia and implementing a rule-set similar to that in the glory days of PRIDE.
Read below for a full list of match-ups:
Felipe Enomoto vs. Zorobabel Moreira
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. TBA
Eduard Folayang vs. Ole Laursen
Yuya Shirai vs. Fabricio Monteiro
Melvin Manhoef vs. Yoshiyuki Nakanishi
Jian Kai Chee vs. Eddie Ng
Masakazu Imanari vs. Kevin Belingon
Jeet Toshi vs. Nicole Chua
Kim Hock vs. Juan Wen Chie
Kian Long Yun vs. Yodsanan Sityodtong
Danny Van Bergen vs. Richie Whitson
PHOTO CREDIT – FEG