Full card of bouts announced for ONE: IMMORTAL PURSUIT

Full card of bouts announced for ONE: IMMORTAL PURSUIT
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ONE Championship returns to its home of Singapore for ONE: IMMORTAL PURSUIT with a stacked card and an historic moment, as it bids a fond farewell to one of its most dominant champions.

The event features two world title bouts, with Singapore’s own Angela Lee and Japan’s Mei Yamaguchi set for action in the main event. 

The bout is a hotly-anticipated rematch for the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Title, and will be accompanied by Ben Askren’s final title defence as he takes on former lightweight titleholder Shinya Aoki in the co-main event.

The two title bouts have been joined by a deep card of exciting matchups that are sure to keep the fans in the Singapore Indoor Stadium on the edge of their seats.

America’s Andrew Leone (8-3) returns to action against BJJ world champion Leandro ‘Brodinho’ Issa (14-6), in an exciting clash of contenders that has possible implications at the sharp end of the ONE bantamweight division.

Leone lost out to ONE bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes back in August in Macao, and is desperate to earn himself a rematch

Evolve MMA’s Issa, meanwhile, returned to the promotion this summer with a submission win over former world title challenger Toni Tauru. Now he’s looking to make his own run towards gold.

Issa’s teammate and knockout specialist Amir Khan (8-2) already holds the record for the most knockouts in ONE Championship history, and the 22-year-old sensation will look to continue his meteoric rise with victory over seasoned Australian Adrian ‘The Hunter’ Pang (22-10-2).

Pang lost out against Roger Huerta in his last outing, but that split-decision loss came almost one year ago. Now Pang is back, and he’s looking to kickstart another winning run by scoring his 23rd professional win on 24 November.

Also on the card, Chinese featherweight star Li Kai Wen (6-3) is a man on a mission as he looks to position himself for a rematch with newly-crowned ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin Nguyen. Li lost out to ‘The Situ-Asian’ a year ago, and the striker wants to exact revenge and capture the ONE championship belt.

He’ll look to deliver a statement victory against Ahmed Mujtaba, a 6-1 prospect who made his ONE Championship debut last November with victory over Benedict Ang. His second outing saw him lose out to Keanu Subba, but now he returns to action looking to get back to winning ways against an established star of the division.

The Singapore fas will also lend their backing to Tiffany ‘No Chill’ Teo as she looks to extend the perfect star to her career. She’s currently 6-0, and looking for a seventh straight win when she takes on Indian wushu champion Pooja Tomar (3-1), who makes her ONE Championship debut in this event.

Former Singapore Olympic swimmer ‘Mighty’ May Ooi is also scheduled for action, as she makes her second appearance for ONE Championship when she takes on Cambodia’s Vy Srey Khouch.

French fan-favourite Arnaud ‘The Game’ LePont (11-5) returns to action after an extended sabbatical away from the sport. The 37-year-old veteran is set to face Filipino lightweight Richard ‘Lion Heart’ Corminal, whose four career wins have all come via knockout.

China’s Yang ‘The Pugilist’ Fei will make his ONE Championship debut against veteran Waqar Umar of Pakistan, and also on the preliminary card is China’s Miao Li Tao, who will face off with Cambodian Kun Khmer exponent Sim Bunsrun.