MMA, martial arts

Koketsu Boku vs Rafael Nunes at ‘ONE: Grit and Glory’





03 April 2018 – Jakarta, Indonesia: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced “ONE: Grit and Glory” set for May 12, 2018 at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia. The absolute best in local and international martial arts talent are ready to showcase their skills inside the prestigious ONE Championship cage.

Kotetsu “No Face” Boku, 40, of Shizuoka, Japan will compete inside the ONE Championship cage for the 12th time. He will compete against Rafael “Indio” Nunes, 30, of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Originally from South Korea, Boku is a Japanese martial arts veteran and the former ONE Lightweight World Champion. With a record of 26 wins and 12 losses, he has the experience of a seasoned professional and has seen it all inside the cage.

Always a crowd pleaser, Boku utilizes his dynamic boxing background with stunning knockout power to subdue his opponents. In his next bout, he aims to put on a show once again opposite Nunes.

With a record of 11 wins and 1 loss, Nunes is the former Premier FC Lightweight Champion and has steamrolled through the competition in his home country with a knack for winning by exciting finish. All but one of his 11 wins has ended within the distance.

A Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt, Nunes is equally comfortable finishing his opponents by submission or by strikes. He looks to showcase his multifaceted skill set in his next bout and will face a tough challenge when he takes on a veteran like Boku.

In the “ONE: Grit and Glory” main event, reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Alex “Little Rock” Silva, 35, of Sao Paulo, Brazil takes on Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito, 34, of Matsudo, Japan in a highly-anticipated rematch. ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong stated that the ONE Strawweight World Championship “hangs in the balance” and Silva and Naito are set to “dance once again inside the ONE Championship cage.”

Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Nunes and Eric “The Natural” Kelly, 25, of the Philippines during their “ONE: Global Superheroes” bout:


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