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Lightweight Title Fight, Bantamweight Grand Prix Announced for ONE FC 6

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A trio of major announcements have expanded the fight card of ONE FC 6.

In addition to a previously reported bantamweight title fight, one more belt will be on line as accomplish grappler Zorobabel Moreira (7-1) battles former Shooto champion Kotetsu Boku (18-6-2) for the inaugural ONE FC lightweight strap.

Also, the first pair of quarterfinal bouts for the eight-man bantamweight grand prix have been revealed. Former UFC champion Jens Pulver (26-17-1) will face China's Zhao Ya Fei, and Korean veteran Min Jung Song (3-4) will square off against world-ranked Masakatsu Ueda (15-2) in the opening round.

"The pool of talented bantamweight fighters in Asia is fast increasing and I decided the best way to start choosing contenders for the title in the bantamweight division was by putting on an eight-man Bantamweight Grand Prix," ONE FC CEO Victor Cui stated. "We are bringing the best of the best from all over Asia and the world for the start of this historic tournament."

ONE FC 6 takes place October 6, 2012 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. A lightweight clash pitting former DREAM champion Shinya Aoki against France's Arnaud Lepont headlines the event.

Moreira, 29, rides into the title bout after recently knocking out Roger Huerta with a jarring soccer kick at ONE FC 4 to earn the biggest win of his career. With the victory, "Zoro" pushed his current winning streak to five in a row, including three consecutive finishes under the ONE FC banner.

Meanwhile, Boku, 35, returns from a 21-month layoff to make his ONE FC debut. "The Korean Tiger" last fought for Shooto in early January 2011, where he defeated Yukinari Tamura via unanimous decision to extend his winning streak to four straight.