Reece McLaren vs Yuya Wakamatsu at ‘ONE: Dawn of Heroes’ in Manila, Philippines

Reece “Lightning” McLaren, 27, of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia and Yuya “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu, 24, Kagoshima, Japan are among the ONE Championship athletes competing at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes.” It is the third event of the promotion in 2019 to take place in the Philippines.

Taking place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on August 2, 2019, “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” will feature kickboxing, Muay Thai and mixed martial arts matches. One of the MMA bouts is a flyweight contest between McLaren and Wakamatsu.

Former ONE World Title Challenger Reece “Lightning” McLaren of Australia is back in action, this time taking on Japan’s Yuya “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu in a flyweight contest.

Both McLaren and Wakamatsu are looking to bounce back after early exits in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix last March in Tokyo. A victory for either means redemption, and moving further up the flyweight ladder.

McLaren, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, is known in the ONE Circle for his incredible grappling skills. Wakamatsu, on the other hand, is a former Pancrase Flyweight Tournament Champion. This matchup features two high-level martial arts athletes both at the top of their game.

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