2 fighters continue to chase ONE Featherweight World Championship title

2 fighters continue to chase ONE Featherweight World Championship title
Fighter Kotetsu Boku.
PHOTO: ONE Championship

Everyone who steps into action in the featherweight division for ONE Championship is chasing Narantungalag Jadambaa.

Narantungalag is the current ONE Featherweight World Champion, having claimed the title in 2014.

Two of those men chasing after him are Major Overall and Kotetsu Boku, who square off on 1 September at ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS (SHANGHAI) at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China.

Overall, who trains out of the Juggernaut Fight Club in Singapore, is riding a four-fight win streak. More impressive than that, though, is the fact that all four victories have been first-round finishes inside of three minutes.

Back in November at ONE: BATTLE OF LIONS, Overall locked up a rear naked choke just 29 seconds into his fight with Cary Bullos and earned the submission. The tap-out loss was the first in the career of the veteran Bullos, who turned pro in 2006.

"Majee" also knocked out Bruno Pucci at ONE: HONOR AND GLORY earlier in 2014, stopping him with a strike and following up with a football kick in just under three minutes. In 2013, he submitted Mark Kam in 2:09 with a Gogoplata and claimed a 52-second submission win over Muhammad Fahim bin Mohd Noh in 2012.

This marks the fourth fight with ONE for Overall, as he also competed in 2012 at ONE: WAR OF THE LIONS against Quek Kim Hock. That resulted in the first loss of his career, as he was bested via submission.

Boku, nicknamed "No Face," presents an experienced challenge for Overall. The Japan-born fighter who trains out of Krazy Bee has 34 pro fights under his belt, sporting a record of 22-10-2.

From 2012 to 2014, Boku fought five times for ONE, going 2-3 on Asia's largest stage. Among his losses was a submission defeat two years ago to ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki.

After his May loss in 2014 to Eduard Folayang, Boku stepped away from ONE and fought this past May at Pancrase 267, finishing Juntaro Ushiku in the second round with elbows.

In all, Boku has nine knockout wins to his credit and one submission finish. His ONE debut in 2012 against Zorobabel Moreira was a finish 31 seconds into the third round, while he's also scored five first round finishes during his illustrious career.

One to look forward to, will Overall's unorthodox fighting style be able to overcome Boku's experience?

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