Former DREAM lightweight champion Shinya Aoki will square off against Arnaud Lepont at ONE FC 6: Rise of Kings on October 8th. ONE FC officials announced that “Rise of Kings”, which takes place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, will feature three championship fights.
Aoki (30-6) is also scheduled to compete at ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation but his opponent has yet to be determined. The submission specialist will look to bounce back from first round technical knockout loss to Eddie Alvarez at Bellator 66. The loss snapped a seven fight winning streak for Aoki while competing primarily in DREAM and DEEP.
Lepont (9-1) has won his last six fights which includes a third round submission victory over Brian Choi at ONE FC 4. He has won eight of his bouts by stoppage with seven submissions and one knockout.
Also expected to compete on the ONE FC 6 fight card are Melvin Manhoef, Zorobabel Moreira and Radeem Rahman.