MMA: One Championship unveils main fight for Nov 11 event at Singapore Indoor Stadium

The Singapore Indoor Stadium during the One Championship event Ascent To Power on May 6, 2016.
The Singapore Indoor Stadium during the One Championship event Ascent To Power on May 6, 2016.PHOTO: ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

SINGAPORE - A lightweight mixed martial arts (MMA) title bout will headline One Championship's Singapore event, dubbed Defending Honour, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Nov 11.

But organisers did not confirm if fan favourite Angela Lee, an American fighter of Singaporean and Korean descent, will be competing. Lee, 20, is One Championship's first women's world champion and holds the atomweight title.

Japanese veteran Shinya Aoki will defend his belt in the ring against the Philippines' Eduard Folayang. Aoki, who has a win-loss record of 39-6, holds a black belt in judo and Brazilian jiu jitsu and is on a nine-bout winning run.

The 33-year-old said: "Eduard is a great competitor with solid all-around skills. It should be an exciting match-up."

Folayang, 32, boasts a 16-5 record and secured the title bout after defeating Adrian Pang (decision) in One Championship's Macau event on Aug 13.

He said: "I am at the peak of my abilities as a fighter. It will be an honour to share the cage with (Aoki) but I feel I have the skills to pull off an upset. I will fight for the honour of my country and the people of the Philippines who will be in my corner on fight night."

This is One Championship's first event in Singapore since securing an eight-figure investment from Heliconia Capital Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings.

Tickets go on sale on Sept 5 at www.sportshubtix.sg.