ONE Championship will hold “ONE: Enter the Dragon” on for May 17, 2019 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. In the main event, newly crowned ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan will defend his title against rising star Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 20, of Singapore.
Aoki is the most successful submission specialist in Asian martial arts. An iconic figure, he is known for his overpowering ground game, which had already won him titles with WAMMA, DREAM, and Shooto before he began his reign as the king of ONE Championship’s lightweight division.
The reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion is for many the face of Asia in the cage, holding an incredible slew of submission wins and almost 75 percent of his overall victories coming inside the distance. Throughout his fabled career, the Japanese lightweight legend has beaten some of the biggest names in the world, including Tatsuya Kawajiri, Caol Uno, and Eddie Alvarez.
At ONE: A NEW ERA, Aoki defeated celebrated Filipino martial artist Eduard “Landslide” Folayang to become a 2-time ONE Lightweight World Champion.
Five-time Pankration World Champion Christian “The Warrior” Lee comes from a family of true martial artists. His oldest sister, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee, is already an international star with ONE Championship, and his parents are both black belts in various disciplines who began teaching their children techniques from a very early age.
A highly-decorated martial artist, Lee is a member of the famed Evolve Fight Team in Singapore, who trains amongst his accomplished elite peers. Lee holds black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Total Defense System, and is an astonishingly early achiever. In fact, he was voted Most Outstanding Athlete at the 2013 FILA World Championship after winning five world titles across the disciplines of BJJ, pankration, mixed martial arts, and submission grappling.
In his last bout, Lee defeated Team Lakay veteran Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly of the Philippines via first-round technical knockout. He now moves up to lightweight to challenge Aoki for the ONE Lightweight World Title.
Ticket information for ONE: ENTER THE DRAGON is available at www.onefc.com.