Thanh Le, 33, of Vietnam and the United States will face Kotetsu “No Face” Boku, 42, of Japan at “ONE: Dreams of Gold.” ONE Championship will hold the combat sports event at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on August 16, 2019.
“ONE: Dreams of Gold” will feature mixed martial arts, kickboxing and Muay Thai. One of the MMA bouts is between Le and Boku.
Coming out of a successful ONE Championship debut, Le is looking to string together two victories in the promotion. On May 3, 2019, he knocked out dangerous Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Yusup Saadulaev, 34, of Russia at “ONE: For Honor” with a knee at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Currently based in Metairie, Louisiana, USA, Le is training out of 50/50 Jiu-Jitsu in Virginia, USA and Mid-City MMA in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a former Legacy Fighting Allliance Featherweight Champion.
Le holds a professional MMA record of 9 wins and 2 losses. On the other hand, Boku now has 26 wins, 13 losses and 2 draws.
A former ONE Lightweight World Champion, Boku is no stranger to facing the best talent ONE Championship has to offer. He has taken on legends such as Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 36, of Japan, Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 34, of the Philippines and Narantungalag”Tungaa” Jadambaa, 43, of Mongolia.
Boku has tremendous hands and decent grappling, which should prove to be a solid challenge for Le. With a style that incorporates elements of taekwondo and boxing, the Vietnamese-American contender will put his skills to the test against his Japanese opponent at “ONE: Dreams of Gold.”
Ticket information for “ONE: Dreams of Gold” is available at www.onefc.com. Meanwhile, here is a teaser for the upcoming ONE Championship event: