Representing Evolve Fight Team, Christian “The Warrior” Lee accepted the offer to co-headline “ONE: Heart of the Lion” on short notice. He will face Kazuki Tokudome of Japan at a catch weight of 73 kg.
“Even though this is a short notice bout, I am extremely prepared,” Lee said during the official “ONE: Heart of the Lion” press conference at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore on November 7, 2018. “We train year round and I’m prepared to face anyone, anytime.”
“I’m ready for anything,” the Evolve Fight Team fighter added. “I am thankful for the opportunity to showcase my talents once again.”
ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong graced the “ONE: Heart of the Lion” press conference, where the promotion announced a World Grand Prix for the flyweight and lightweight divisions. Also in attendance were newly-signed ONE Championship athletes Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and “The Underground King” Eddie Alvarez.
The “ONE: Heart of the Lion” fight night will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on November 9, 2018. Here is the complete fight card:
- MMA featherweight: Anthony Engelen (Netherlands) vs Meas Meul (Cambodia)
- MMA bantamweight: Hisyam Samsudin (Malaysia) vs Xie Bin (China)
- MMA bantamweight: Muhammad Aiman (Malaysia) vs Shuya Kamikubo (Japan)
- ONE Super Series sanda featherweight: Shahzaib Rindh (Pakistan) vs Feng Lei (China)
- MMA lightweight: Adrian Pang (Australia) vs Kota Shimoishi (Japan)
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Panicos Yusuf (Cyprus) vs Muangthai P.K.Saenchai Muaythaigym (Thailand)
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai featherweight: George Mann (United Kingdom) vs Smokin’ Jo Nattawut (Thailand)
- MMA featherweight: Garry Tonon (United States) vs Sung Jong Lee (South Korea)
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Andrew Miller (United Kingdom) vs Yodlekpet T-Ded 99 (Thailand)
- MMA strawweight: Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (Thailand) vs Himanshu Kaushik (India)
- MMA strawweight: Tiffany Teo (Singapore) vs Michelle Nicolini (Brazil)
- ONE Super Series kickboxing catchweight 71 kg: Giorgio Petrosyan (Italy) vs Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy (Thailand)
- MMA catchweight (73 kg): Christian Lee (Singapore) vs Kazuki Tokudome (Japan)
- ONE Bantamweight World Championship: Bibiano Fernandes (Brazil) vs Kevin Belingon (Philippines)
Ticket information for ONE: HEART OF THE LION is available at www.onefc.com.