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Evolve MMA’s Aleksi Toivonen to make ONE Championship debut in Malaysia, to face Akihiro Fujisawa at ‘ONE: Masters of Destiny’

Hailing from Lahti, Finland, Aleksi “The Giant” Toivonen, 27, will make his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Masters of Destiny” on July 12, 2019 at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He will face Akihiro “Superjap” Fujisawa, 39, of Tokyo, Japan in an MMA match in the flyweight division.

Toivonen is an assistant instructor at Evolve MMA in Singapore, where he teaches MMA. A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt, he has competed in more than 150 BJJ matches and earned the IBJJF No-Gi European Championship three times and the Finland National Amateur MMA Championship twice.

Born in Finland on October 20, 1991, Toivonen has been competing professionally as an MMA fighter since 2015. He was undefeated from 2015 to early 2018.

Before joining ONE Championship, Toivonen competed in Fight Night Finland and CAGE MMA Finland. In his most recent bout, which was at “Cage 44” on September 8, 2018, he had his first loss in the hands of Aren Akopyan, 25, of Moscow, Russia.

Currently, Toivonen holds a professional MMA record of 6 wins, 1 loss, 0 draw and 1 No Contest. On the other hand, Fujisawa has 5 wins and 1 loss.

Born in Okutama-machi Nishitama-gun, Tokyo on October 21, 1979, Fujisawa has been competing professionally since 2017. He was undefeated from 2017 to 2018.

Fujisawa is a ONE Warrior Series alum. On April 12, 2019, he had his first loss in the hands of Ramon “The Bicolano” Gonzales, 31, of the Philippines.

“ONE: Masters of Destiny” marks Fujisawa’s fourth ONE Championship bout. He defeated his first two opponents in the promotion namely Kaji “Alpha” Ebin, 27, and Rockie Bactol, 19, who are both from the Philippines.

Here is a list of the confirmed “ONE: Masters of Destiny” bouts:

  • Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy (ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix quarterfinal)
  • Angela Lee vs. Michelle Nicolini (mixed martial arts – women’s strawweight)
  • Ev Ting vs. Daichi Abe (mixed martial arts – lightweight)
  • Abro Fernandes vs. Gurdarshan Mangat (mixed martial arts – bantamweight)
  • Jihin Radzuan vs. Jomary Torres (mixed martial arts – women’s atomweight)
  • Dae Sung Park vs. Kimihiro Eto (mixed martial arts – lightweight)
  • Troy Worthen vs. Chen Rui (mixed martial arts – bantamweight)
  • Hiroki Akimoto vs. Kenny Tse (ONE Super Series kickboxing – flyweight)
  • Kai Ting Chuang vs. Janet Todd (ONE Super Series kickboxing – women’s atomweight)
  • Aleksi Toivonen vs. Akihiro Fujisawa (mixed martial arts – flyweight)
  • Saiful Merican vs. Mohammed Bin Mahmoud (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – bantamweight)
  • Adrian Mattheis vs. Liu Peng Shuai (mixed martial arts – strawweight)
  • Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy vs. George Mann (ONE Super Series Muay Thai – bantamweight)
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