MMA: Nastyukhin, Kawanago headline ONE’s Guangzhou showdown
- Updated: June 3, 2015
June 3, 2015: Featherweights Timofey Nastyukhin and Yusuke Kawanago will headline ONE: Dynasty of Champions, ONE Championship’s next show in mainland China, which will be held in Guangzhou on June 20.
Nastyukhin announced his arrival in ONE with a devastating knockout of Eduard Folayang at Warrior’s Way last December, while Kawanago has a record of 13 wins and four losses.
Marcos Santana and Ruel ‘The Wushu’ Catalan of the Philippines will face off in a flyweight contest at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium, while Zorobabel Moreira returns to the ONE cage against Christian Holley.
In the Chinese Flyweight Tournament, Wang Shuo battles Ba Ya La Ga while Wu Ze takes on Wu Huiqiang. Hu Rige will battle Zhao Xiaotong in the Guangzhou Flyweight Tournament Alternate Bout.
In the Chinese Featherweight Tournament, Ma Jiawen faces Biekemulati Nulijiao and Huang Diyuan meets Tian Jianshe. Wang Yayong and Li Yunlong will clash in the Guangzhou Featherweight Tournament Alternate Bout.
Victor Cui, CEO of ONE Championship, said: “We are ecstatic that we have put together a fantastic fight card for Chinese fight fans. In the main event, we have two international stars squaring off as the hard-hitting Timofey Nastyukhin of Russia takes on Yusuke Kawanago of Japan. We also have a flyweight and a featherweight tournament in place to determine the best prospects to come out of the mainland.”
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Source: One Championship (www.onefc.com); Editing by SportAsia