>> Thursday, October 24, 2013
ONE FC recently delivered us another exciting event at ONE FC: Total Domination where we saw many HUGE fights for MMA in Asia. After watching the event I couldn't help but think about who I wanted to see these guys fight next. Now I give you the match ups that ONE FC should set up soon!
Arnaud "The Game" Lepont(9-3) vs Honorio "The Rock" Banario(8-2)
Both of these men are coming off of losses and neither to bad opponents either. I have seen Lepont doing some talk on Facebook about dropping down to Featherweight and he is looking for an opponent there. Banario recently lost his belt and probably eager to get back into the cage. This fight makes for an interesting stylistic match up as both fight very differently. These two can go to war as well! A win for Lepont would easily establish him in the Featherweight division and with Banario already being an established fighter in his division a win would put him a fight or two away from a title shot. Lepont has exciting entrances and both put on exciting fights. With that kind of combination there is no way the crowd will be doing anything else besides cheering and yelling out for more!
Eric "The Natural" Kelly(9-1) vs Mitch "Dragon" Chilson 2(4-2-1NC)
|These two touching gloves before their first encounter.|
Both guys had a good run in ONE FC. Although those streaks recently came to an End after Kelly lost to Banario and Chilson lost to Wiratchai. Both guys have faced on another before and Kely won. It is time for the rematch to finally happen. Both are now coming off losses and need a good win t get them back in the mix for a title shot in ONE FC. Kelly lost on a title shot and Chilson was undoubtedly close to one when he lost. In he original fight they had a exciting one round battle where Kelly was the victor. Chilson has drastically improved since then and showed clear improvement in very fight afterwards. Kelly has become a more dangerous fighter as well. With the original match being an exciting one and both warriors having improved since then this make this a very logical match up that would for use cause fireworks and put the winner a win or two away from a shot at ONE FC gold! The fans have been waiting for this! Give it to them Victor Cui!
Eddie "The Magician" Ng(7-1) vs Lowen Tynanes(5-0)
This is one of the most interesting match ups that could happen in ONE FC. Both Ng and Tynanes are early in their careers but have quickly blazed to the top of the Asian MMA scene after dominating some of the toughest fighters competing in the region. Ng has gone 4-0 in ONE FC by defeating the likes of Chunbo Yuan, Jian Kai Chee, Arnaud Lepont, and recently Peter Davis! Tynanes is 2-0 in the promotion after defeating Vuyisile Colossa and Felipe Enomoto, but let's not forget his dominating win in the URCC over ONE FC star Eduard Folayang which as also only Tynanes second fight! Ng is an explosive starter who is extremely well rounded and Tynanes is a fast starter who dominates using his wrestling and ground ' pound. If Aoki were to ever vacate his Lightweight belt this would be an amazing match up to set up for a vacant Lightweight title fight, but know one knows of Aoki's plans to defend his belt yet. On the bright side there is no way this fight could be boring. Both could challenge one another like no else has challenged either one before. A win by Ng would allow him to make even better claim to being one of the top lightweights out there in ONE FC meanwhile a win for Tynanes may very well grant him a shot at Shinya Aoki's belt! An explosive war between two extremely talented up and comers.
Ever since Aoki has talked of going to Featherweight there has been talk of him fighting Bibiano Fernandes who used to fight at Featherweight. Now that Aoki has dropped down and won his Featherweight debut against Cody Stevens at ONE FC: Total Domination this super fight can now happen! It would be a fight between the DREAM/ ONE FC Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki and the Former DREAM Featherweight Champion and the current DREAM/ ONE FC Bantamweight Champion Bibiano Fernandes. How is that not a super fight?! It would attract masses of fans from across the world! It is also an interesting fight stylistically. Both guys are great grapplers who when they finish it's normally by submission. Fernandes could definitely hang with Shinya Aoki on the ground! To go along with that it would be interesting to see how Aoki's improved striking would play out against the good boxing of Fernandes. On the down side Aoki does seem noticeably weaker at Featherweight and we saw him tired fterwards which was unusual. Meanwhile his hypothetical opponent in this article Fernandes is rarely seen very tired and is strong at any weight class he competes in. This match up would be huge for ONE FC to put on and ifit was accompanied with a stacked card as well then the entire event would be he hugest event in Asian MMA!
If you agree with me or believe that any one of these fights needs to be seen share the article or spread the word! Cui loves giving fans what they want. Don't forget that on November 15 ONE FC will crown it's first ever Welterweight champion at ONE FC: Warrior spirit! Do not miss it!