>> Sunday, December 02, 2012
The ONE FC is back at it again! The last ONE FC event, Rise of Kings, was an exciting event where we saw the long anticipated ONE FC debut of Shinya Aoki and the crowing of ONE FC's first two champions. Now it has been confirmed that ONE FC will be returning on February 2nd. The event will be called ONE FC: Return of Warriors. Return of Warriors will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The lightweight and featherweight belts will probably be on the line at this event. If the chance to be the inaugural ONE FC Featherweight champion is on the line it will probably be a battle between the two Filipino warriors Eric "The Natural" Kelly(9-0) and Team Lakay's Honorio "The Rock" Banario(7-1). That has great potential to be an exciting fight. If the lightweight belt is on the line then it will be Kotetsu Boku(20-7-2) fighting either number one Japanese fighter Shinya "Tobikan Judan" Aoki(31-6-1NC) or the number one Filipino lightweight and Team Lakay memeber Eduard "Landslide" Folayang(12-3). With Folayang losing his fight in the most recent URCC event, via Doctor Stoppage, he might not get the title shot. Aoki is rumored to be fighting on the upcoming DREAM New Year's Eve card. If he Aoki can pick up another win and take little damage he might very well be the one that ONE FC favors for the title shot. These all make for exciting matches that should hopefully bring the fans some exciting finishes.
Let's hope they give us another exciting event, another stacked card, and some champions being crowned.
These are not official but if I was to be putting fights together for this card these are the ones that I would set up,
Lightweight Title- Kotetsu Boku vs Eduard Folayang
Inaugural Featherweight Title- Eric Kelly vs Honorio Banario
Bantamweight Title- Soo Chul Kim vs Bibiano Fernandes
Lightweight Bout- Shinya Aoki vs Felipe Enomoto(Then give Aoki the title shot if he were to win)
Lightweight Bout- Arnaud Lepont vs Eddie Ng
Feathereweight Bout- Mitch Chilson vs Bae Young Kwon
Bantamweight Tournament Semi Final- Jens Pulver vs Kevin Belingon