Dan Herbertson, MMA Fighting
The fight card for ONE FC 8: Kings and Champions has been finalized following the announcement of five additional bouts on Tuesday.
New to the card, light heavyweight prospect and former Division I wrestler Jake Butler (1-0) meets India's Nuur Muhammad (0-0), Wushu world champion Rene Catalan (0-0) debuts against decorated grappler Alex Silva (1-1), flyweight Ronald Low (1-0) takes on Malaysia's Chen Yun Ting (0-0), Russia's Yusup Saadulaev (9-2-1) battles ONE FC veteran Leandro Issa (10-3), and Pakistani featherweight Bashir Ahmad (0-0) meets Shannon Wiratchai (2-0).
ONE FC 8: Kings and Champions takes place April 5, 2013 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. The event broadcasts live across Asia on Star Sports and will also be available via online pay-pay-view.
A winner in nine of his last 10 fights, former DREAM lightweight champion Shinya Aoki (32-6, 1 NC) challenges ONE FC lightweight champion Kotetsu Boku (20-7-2) in the night's main event. Boku defeated Aoki's Evolve MMA teammate Zorobabel Moreira via third-round TKO at ONE FC 6 to seize the inaugural belt.
The complete ONE FC 8: Kings and Champions fight card can be found below.
Lightweight championship: Kotetsu Boku vs. Shinya Aoki
Middleweight: Brock Larson vs. Melvin Manhoef
Bantamweight semifinal: Jens Pulver vs. Masakatsu Ueda
Bantamweight semifinal: Kevin Belingon vs. Thanh Vu
Lightweight: Arnaud Lepont vs. Eddie Ng
Bantamweight: Leandro Issa vs. Yusup Saadulaev
Flyweight: Rene Catalan vs. Alex Silva
Featherweight: Bashir Ahmad vs. Shannon Wiratchai
Light Heavyweight: Jake Butler vs. Nuur Muhammad
Flyweight: Ronald Low vs. Chen Yun Ting
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