Two championship bouts have been announced by One, as they are as follows:
- Eric Kelly vs. Honorio Banario
One FC Featherweight title
- Eduard Folayang vs. Zorobabel Moreira
One FC Lightweight title
Both fights feature Team Lakay men; Banario was just victorious on the Pride of a Nation card, as was Folayang, defeating Andrew Benibe in a one-sided fight, and the talented Felipe Enomoto respectively. Kelly for his part triumphed via TKO in round 2 against former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver, who one hopes will retire (again) instead of returning time after time to lose a la Ken, Mirko, Chuck etc (but worse, and more often), and Zorobabel entered MMA’s illustrious hall of iconic moments when he football-kicked Roger Huerta’s head into row Z.
However, there is a persistent rumour floating around today that Ole Laursen could possibly be in line for a surprise title shot, having left the promotion over a month ago with some acrimony. As things stand though, on paper it is Evolve’s Zorobabel versus Folayang, so that should be what we can expect on One FC: Rise of Kings, October 6th in Singapore.
The card will be headlined by DREAM, WAMMA and Shooto champion Shinya Aoki versus Arnaud “The Game” Lepont, at lightweight.